By John Ma
This crucial and wide-ranging ebook examines the connection among the Greek city-states and the Hellenistic empire, focusing in particular at the interplay among Antiochos III and the towns of Western Asia Minor. Dr Ma methods this fabric from numerous angles: narrative background, structural analyses of imperial energy, and analyses of the services performed by way of language and stereotype within the interplay among rulers and governed. This paperback variation contains a new preface and a bit of addenda.
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6). L i v y ' s repetit must translate the verb ανακτάσθαι, w h i c h appears twice in the speech of A n t i o c h o s I I I at L y s i m a c h e i a as well as in the description of A c h a i o s ' campaign against Attalos I. T h e consistency of the vocabulary corresponds to the unity of Seleukid conceptions about their history in Asia M i n o r , and the claims w h i c h this history enabled in the present. 1 3 T h e verb άνακτάσθαι, also appears in direct address to a city. Literary evidence: Schmitt 1964: 86.
U s e f u l or intriguing snippets of evidence survive in the collections of excerpts: a description of the capture of Sardeis, the capital of the rebel A c h a i o s ( 7 . 1 5 - 1 8 , completed by the fate of A c h a i o s himself at 8 . 2-9; 1 6 . 1 0 - 1 2 ) , tiny narrative fragments for A n t i o c h o s ' great campaign of 1 9 7 - 6 , and a complete account for the negotiations between the king and the R o m a n envoys at Lysimacheia in 196; finally, some incidents in the R o m a n - S e l e u k i d W a r , and a problematic description of the aftermath of the R o m a n victory, including the final settlement of Asia M i n o r in 188 (see A p p e n d i x 7).
It also creates a sense of the relation between places and hence promotes the concrete understanding of military movements. Seeing the mass of M t L a t m o s , separating A m y z o n and Herakleia under L a t m o s , w h i c h lie close on the map, helps to understand w h y the Seleukids took the former but not the latter place in c. 203. Likewise, going along the M e n d e r e s (Cumaovasi)-Ivavakdere corridor, one of the crossing points f r o m the S m y r n a plain to the coast (now the road between the coastal resorts and Izmir airport), illustrates its importance and possibly illuminates the m o v e m e n t s of A n t i o c h o s I I I in the region in the same years (Ch.
Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor by John Ma