By Tarn, William Woodthorpe
Written via a very popular pupil within the box, this can be the 1st released examine at the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states. The publication starts with an summary of the Seleucid cost, delivering a historical past to the kin among Greeks and Asiatics after the loss of life of Alexander the good. overlaying the interval from 206 to one hundred forty five BCE, the publication analyses the reigns of Euthydemus I, Demetrius I and Menander I, and explains how they entire Alexander's dream of co-operation rather than domination within the jap provinces. Tarn's paintings examines this little-discussed subject and offers it to the reader in a transparent and obtainable kind, making this a good scholarly contribution that is still unsurpassed in breadth and intensity.
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An identifiable case, from its name (p. 11) , o f a nilitary colony which became a polis with prytanies is Themisonium, Michel 544. 7 On the very peculiar case o f the colony at Magnesia-under-Sipylos, O G IS 229, see now Griffith pp. 154 sq. In the Roman period a place might be allowed to call itself a city as a favour; I know o f no evidence that this is Hellenistic. IO T H E S E L E U C ID S E T T L E M E N T In Asia Minor there are supposed also to have been some Greek civil colonies;1 there is not the material for detecting such forms in the East, and their existence there is not very probable.
M itt. x l > 19^5, P* 3 5 Arr. v , 19, 4 -6 . e. the Persian G u lf (p. 43). These cities may be taken as representative o f those in the East with dynastic names, and all were really Greek; there was a Council and Assem bly at Antioch in Persis, and the Council o f 300 at Seleuceia on the Tigris is explicitly mentioned,4 as is the popular Assem bly;5 there was the usual organisation by tribes, as there was at Seleuceia in Pieria,6*shown b y the mention o f prytanies at Antioch in Persis? 89 A t Seleuceia in Pieria the magistrates formed a board or college o f archontes,9 as was beginning to be the case in old Greek cities; and as the same thing is found at Susa (p.
73, where they are called arrows for hand-bows. But they are heavy. * The five called noXis 'EXArjvls are Ichnae, Nicephorium, Artemita, Chala, Alexandria-Ghazni; among those called ttoA i s only are Apamea at Zeugma, Apamea in Choarene, Rhaga (Europus) in Rhagiane, and Alexandropolis-Kandahar. H ow could Chala be ‘ Greek* and not Rhaga, or Ghazni and not Kandahar? g. Aspendus (A . Wilhelm, Neue Beiträge IV p. 61 ; M. Segre, Aegyptus XIV, 1934, p. 253) and Sparta (Alexander o f Aetolia in Anth, Pal.