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Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs


This book explores the archaeological and epigraphic evidence for Greek colonies in Central Asia in the Hellenistic period, in the aftermath of the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In communities such as the Graeco-Bactrian city of Ai Khanoum, the descendents of colonists interacted with their neighbours, and created dynamic new cultures and identities. Utilising a wide range of sources – documentary texts, inscriptions, archaeological remains, coins, Chinese and Greek historical writings - this work argues

Keywords: Central Asia, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Alexander the Great, Hellenistic period, Ai Khanoum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520281271
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Mairs, author
University of Reading