Coverart for item
The Resource The Hellenistic Far East : archaeology, language, and identity in Greek Central Asia, Rachel Mairs

The Hellenistic Far East : archaeology, language, and identity in Greek Central Asia, Rachel Mairs

Label
The Hellenistic Far East : archaeology, language, and identity in Greek Central Asia
Title
The Hellenistic Far East
Title remainder
archaeology, language, and identity in Greek Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Mairs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the aftermath of Alexander the Great's conquests in the late fourth century BC, Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only extensively excavated Hellenistic period urban site from Central Asia, Mairs explores how these ancient people lived, communicated, and understood themselves. Significant and original, The Hellenistic Far East will highlight Bactrian studies as an important part of our understanding of the ancient world"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mairs, Rachel.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greeks
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Garrisons
  • Group identity
  • Social archaeology
  • Asia, Central
  • Bactria
  • Asia, Central
Label
The Hellenistic Far East : archaeology, language, and identity in Greek Central Asia, Rachel Mairs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Administering Bactria : From Achaemenid Satrapy to Graeco-Bactrian State -- 2. Ai Khanoum -- 3. Self-Representation in the Inscriptions of Sophytos (Arachosia) and Heliodoros (India) -- 4. Waiting for the Barbarians : The Fall of Greek Bactria -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Greek Documents
Control code
982014011416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 231 p
Isbn
9780520281271
Lccn
2014011416
Label
The Hellenistic Far East : archaeology, language, and identity in Greek Central Asia, Rachel Mairs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Administering Bactria : From Achaemenid Satrapy to Graeco-Bactrian State -- 2. Ai Khanoum -- 3. Self-Representation in the Inscriptions of Sophytos (Arachosia) and Heliodoros (India) -- 4. Waiting for the Barbarians : The Fall of Greek Bactria -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Greek Documents
Control code
982014011416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 231 p
Isbn
9780520281271
Lccn
2014011416

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...