New PDF release: Cultural Perceptions of Violence in the Hellenistic World

By Michael Champion,Lara O'Sullivan

Violence had lengthy been imperative to the adventure of Hellenistic Greek towns and to their civic discourses. This quantity asks how those discourses have been formed and the way they functioned in the specific cultural constructs of the Hellenistic international. It was once a interval during which struggle grew to become extra professionalised, and wars more and more ubiquitous. The interval additionally observed significant alterations in political constructions that ended in political and cultural experimentation and transformation within which the political and cultural history of the classical city-state encountered the hot political rules and cosmopolitan cultures of Hellenism. ultimately, and similarly, it observed elevated possibilities for cultural move in towns via (re)constructions of city house. Violence therefore entered town via exterior army and political shocks, in addition to inside of rising social hierarchies and civic associations. Such components additionally inflected fiscal task, spiritual practices and rituals, and the inventive, literary and philosophical lifetime of the polis.

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