By Eftychia Stavrianopoulou

There's a lengthy culture in classical scholarship of decreasing the Hellenistic interval to the spreading of Greek language and tradition a long way past the borders of the Mediterranean. greater than the rest this conception has hindered an appreciation of the manifold results caused via the construction of recent areas of connectivity linking varied cultures and societies in elements of Europe, Asia and Africa. In adopting a brand new strategy this quantity explores the consequences of the continual diversifications of principles and practices to new contexts of which means at the social imaginaries of the events engaging in those intercultural encounters. The essays convey that the likely static end-products of the interplay among Greek and non-Greek teams, equivalent to texts, photos, and gadgets, have been embedded in long term discourses, and therefore topic to continually transferring methods.

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Shifting Social Imaginaries in the Hellenistic Period: Narrations, Practices, and Images

There's a lengthy culture in classical scholarship of decreasing the Hellenistic interval to the spreading of Greek language and tradition a ways past the borders of the Mediterranean. greater than anything this belief has hindered an appreciation of the manifold results brought on via the production of recent areas of connectivity linking various cultures and societies in elements of Europe, Asia and Africa.

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The subject and style distribution of the entire corpus 10 Root 1979; 1991; Garrison and Root 2001. Hegmon 1992 with notes, provides a review of the theory of style in archaeology, and notes in conclusion the lack of synthetic perspective and integrated approach to style in archaeology. 11 30 deniz kaptan Fig. 2. Overview of Daskyleion seal Corpus: Style Distribution. © Deniz Kaptan. demonstrates a rich variety used alongside each other. The graph (Fig. 2) shows broadly that the parties who carried out transactions through the satrapal center used seals that had predominantly Achaemenid koine and Greek styles.

14 eftychia stavrianopoulou Although the Phoenician kingdoms long played an important role in Mediterranean networks, and the identification of Melqart with Herakles probably came into being while the Greeks were expanding in Sicily in the Archaic period, the earliest images of Melqart on Tyre’s coins—clearly resembling the figure of the running Persian ‘royal archer’—appeared in the fourth century. Alexander’s conquest of Tyre brought about changes in both denomination and imagery, though not until 307 bce and only to be replaced in the late 280s due to Ptolemaic dynastic issues.

Neither revival nor survival would be possible without threads of what I am calling ‘continuity’ running through the fabric of the particular cultural experience that is making use of the past’. 26 deniz kaptan When Alexander’s army won its first battle, on the Granikos plain in northwestern Asia Minor, the Achaemenid Empire had ruled over a vast territory for more than two hundred years. Already during the lifetime of Cyrus the Great in the mid-sixth century bce the young empire reached a great size; the kingdoms of Media, Lydia and Babylonia were all absorbed into one rule.

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