By William Mack
as because of the the institution of the Roman Empire.
Based on a close research of the functionality of the formulaic language of honorific decrees, this quantity offers a brand new reconstruction of proxeny and explores the way interstate associations formed the behaviour of people and groups within the historical international. It attracts generally on proxeny lists, that have now not been systematically exploited prior to, to reconstruct the proxeny networks of Greek city-states. This fabric finds the extreme density of formal interconnections
which characterised the traditional Greek global ahead of the age of Augustus and permits us to reconstruct the styles of alternate and political interactions which ended in those institutional networks.
The quantity additionally strains the disappearance of either proxeny and the wider institutional procedure of which it used to be half. Drawing on nuanced research of quantitative developments within the epigraphic checklist, it argues that the Greek global underwent a profound reorientation by the point of the Roman Principate, which essentially altered how Greek towns considered relatives with each one other.
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Proxeny and Polis: Institutional Networks in the Ancient Greek World (Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents) by William Mack