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City and Empire in the Age of the Successors
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City and Empire in the Age of the Successors: Urbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Ryan Boehm


In the chaotic decades after the death of Alexander the Great, the world of the Greek city-state became deeply embroiled in the political struggles and unremitting violence of his successors’ contest for supremacy. As these presumptive rulers turned to the practical reality of administering the territories under their control, they increasingly developed new cities by merging smaller settlements into large urban agglomerations. This practice of synoikism gave rise to many of the most important cities of the age, initiated major shifts in patterns of settlement, and consolidated numerous previo ... More

Keywords: Hellenistic, cities, urbanization, imperialism, Greece, Asia Minor, religion, economy, urbanism, state formation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520296923
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520296923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Boehm, author
Tulane University