2018 - ETS
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Politics, territory and identity in ancient Epirus
xiv, 337 pages : illustrations
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Amongst the territories that fall within the “Dritte Griechenland”, to use H.J. Gehrke's apt expression, Epirus presents a series of extremely unusual characteristics. It is also strange how a concept that was initially simply geographic and not ethnic (Epeiros, the “mainland”) came to lend its name to a State, or how its inhabitants, who were sometimes considered to be Greek, were very often included under the heading of barbarians. It is also peculiar how these territories, which were remote and somewhat marginal for many Greeks, hosted the location of the Sanctuary of Dodona, which was mentioned in Homer's Poems and, over time, came to be considered the oldest sanctuary in Greece.
- In effect, this is a territory of contrasts and one that is not easy to categorise when we think of the Greek world. However, the study of this region not only opens up numerous possibilities regarding the question of the development of Epirus in Antiquity, but also the possibility of applying this knowledge to Ancient Greece as a whole. In this book we do not seek to tackle all of the issues that emerge when studying Ancient Epirus. Rather we shall focus in some depth on a series of case studies regarding specific themes, such as the political development; the role of the Sanctuary fo Dodona; the issue the peculiar language spoken; the discovery of Epirus by earliest travellers. [Publisher's text]
- Texts in English and Italian; abstracts in English.
- Collected essays.
In diesem Band
- New Developments and Tradition in Epirus : The Creation of the Molossian State
- From the Fifth Century to 167 B.C. : Reconstructing the History of Ancient Epirus
- Polis and Dependency in Epirus : the Case of Cassope and the poleis of Cassopaea
- L'isola, l'epeiros e il santuario : una riflessione sull'anathema corcirese a Dodona
- The Relationships among Greek Oracular Sanctuaries : Rivalry, Cooperation or Desistance?
- Territori e paesaggi sacri nella Caonia ellenistica e romana
- I luoghi della vita politica e amministrativa nelle città dell'Epiro
- Linguistic Aspects of Epirote Ethnics
- On the Boundaries of Greece : References to the Topography and Archaeology of Epirus in the Accounts of the Earliest Travellers to the Region (18th and 19th centuries)