Poleis, choras and spaces, from civic to royal. Spaces in the cities over Macedonian rule from Alexander the Great to Seleucus I

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Abstract

The conquest of Asia by Alexander the Great led the Macedonian tradition to a new challenge in order to control and manage the landscape and its resources in the new territories. As far as these territories were spear-won lands, the usual perspective of the Argead Kingdom, itself a result of conquests, still had validity. Nevertheless, this Macedonian tradition must also conceal the Greek cities founded within the new Hellenistic Kingdoms, and also the native population. In order to understand the construction of relationships between royal and city spaces during Alexander's rule and in the very early configuration of the Hellenistic Monarchies, the break between the Classical Poleis and the Hellenistic ones must be described, paying attention to the difference between the classical chora as city space and the new Hellenistic reality of the shared politiké and basiliké chora.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalPyrenae
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Argead territorial tradition
  • Chora basiliké
  • Chora politiké
  • Hellenistic landscapes
  • Laoi
  • Spear-won land

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