Boiotia in Antiquity: Selected Papers

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Cambridge University Press, 16 mai 2016 - 440 pages
Boiotia was - next to Athens and Sparta - one of the most important regions of ancient Greece. Albert Schachter, a leading expert on the region, has for many decades pioneered and fostered the exploration of it and its people through his research. His seminal publications have covered all aspects of its history, institutions, cults, and literature from late Mycenaean times to the Roman Empire, revealing a mastery of the epigraphic evidence, archaeological data, and the literary tradition. This volume conveniently brings together twenty-three papers (two previously unpublished, others revised and updated) which display a compelling intellectual coherence and a narrative style refreshingly immune to jargon. All major topics of Boiotian history from early Greece to Roman times are touched upon, and the book can be read as a history of Boiotia, in pieces.
 

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Table des matières

the creation of an ethnos
3
Kadmos and the implications of the tradition
25
Boiotia in the sixth century bc
36
from alliance to federation
51
Politics and personalities in Classical Thebes
66
the geographical and historical context
80
Thebes from 362 to 335
113
Pausanias and Boiotia
133
Ovid and Boiotia
245
cult
253
The Daphnephoria of Thebes
255
Reflections on an inscription from Tanagra
279
Egyptian cults and local elites in Boiotia
289
the Theban Kabiroi
315
organization and development
344
the site and its cults
372

two Athenian dedications
151
The seer Teisamenos and the Klytiadai
168
boiotian institutions
173
the Boiotian experience
175
Boiotian military elites with an appendix on the funereal stelai
193
Three generations of magistrates from Akraiphia
216
literature
225
the occasion of its performance
227
Korinna fr 654 PMG col i and ii 111 content and context
236

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Albert Schachter is Emeritus Hiram Mills Professor of Classics in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University, Montréal. His major publication is Cults of Boiotia (four volumes, 1981-94), and he also edits the electronic journal Teiresias. Together with G. Argoud and G. Vottero, he brought out the late Paul Roesch's Les inscriptions de Thespies (an online publication).

Hans Beck is Professor of Ancient History, John McNaughton Chair of Classics, and Director of Classical Studies in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University. He is co-author, with John Buckler, of Central Greece and the Politics of Power in the Fourth Century BC (2008), editor of A Companion to Ancient Greek Government (2013) and co-editor, with Antonio Duplá, Martin Jehne and Francisco Pina Polo, of Consuls and Res Publica: Holding High Office in the Roman Republic (2011).

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