By John Ma
This significant and wide-ranging ebook examines the connection among the Greek city-states and the Hellenistic empire, focusing particularly at the interplay among Antiochos III and the towns of Western Asia Minor. Dr Ma ways this fabric from a number of angles: narrative background, structural analyses of imperial energy, and analyses of the services performed by means of language and stereotype within the interplay among rulers and governed. This paperback version contains a new preface and a piece of addenda.
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T h a t utterances are in t h e m s e l v e s acts is crucial to the s t u d y of the d o c u m e n t a r y e v i d e n c e , and also explains their u n i q u e value. T h i s a p p r o a c h is inspired b y 'speech-act t h e o r y ' , pioneered by J. L . A u s t i n , and d e v e l o p i n g A u s t i n ' s insight that certain utterances ( Ί grant y o u f r e e d o m ' , 'we decide to praise y o u ' ) are acts w i t h practical c o n s e q u e n c e s , and that, in a sense, all utterances are actions, p e r f o r m e d in a certain c o n t e x t w h i c h influences t h e m and is influenced b y t h e m ( M i l l a r 1992: 637).
Media: Robert 1949, Robert 1967. 30 T h e earliest epigraphical works quoted are Chishull 1728, Hessel 1731, followed by traveller-epigraphists like Leake (1824), Fellows (1839, 1841), Hamilton (1842). A m o n g modern examples of discoveries making important contributions, Gauthier 1989, Herrmann 1965a, Malay 1987. fragmentary literary sources. A single Seleukid document coming f r o m northern M y s i a and published by H. M a l a y in 1987 disproved a reconstruction of Seleukid territorial concessions to the Attalids in 216 and of the subsequent political history of the region.
2 9 T h e y mostly are royal letters (administrative or diplomatic), and civic decrees, usually honorific, along with a few records of dedications, statue bases, etc. N o r are these documents isolated: they can be read in a context provided by the rest of Hellenistic epigraphy, w h i c h offers many parallels with w h i c h to expand or qualify conclusions drawn f r o m the inscriptions concerning A n t i o c h o s I I I and the cities. ones Selectae (volume 1 concentrates on Hellenistic kings), or C .