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By Jeremy LaBuff

Polis enlargement and Elite energy in Hellenistic Karia rewrites the historical past of the area, which has regularly been obvious as ruled by way of empires and residential to groups whose claims of freedom and democracy have been a sham. With an in depth learn of epigraphical, literary, and archaeological facts, this research unearths a excessive point of neighborhood enterprise, as groups sought to form their very own future at moments of imperial weak spot or withdrawal. no longer all people in those groups benefited both from those mergers. Elites particularly reaped certain earnings that supplied them with entry to well-connected towns or to locally vital sanctuaries, either one of which represented vital avenues for self-advertisement and standing acquisition. even if those merits recommend the power of the rich to persuade judgements that impacted whole groups, such impression didn't spell the decline and fall of democracy for those city-states. relatively, they illustrated the advanced strength relationships that outlined the perform of democracy because it endured to adapt along the momentous upward push and fall of Hellenistic empires, until eventually the ascendancy of Rome curtailed well known executive within the sector completely. This examine furthers our figuring out of the political panorama of Karia, the stability of energy in the Hellenistic polis, the impression of interstate family members on neighborhood politics, and political and social identification inside of historical democratic states.

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