February 21, 2017

A Companion to Ancient Thrace by Julia Valeva, Emil Nankov, Denver Graninger

By Julia Valeva, Emil Nankov, Denver Graninger

A significant other to historic Thrace provides a sequence of essays that display the newly well-known complexity of the social and cultural phenomena of the peoples inhabiting the Balkan outer edge of the Classical world.

• encompasses a wealthy and designated assessment of Thracian heritage from the Early Iron Age to past due Antiquity

• contains contributions from major students within the archaeology, paintings historical past, and common historical past of Thrace

• Balances attention of fabric proof in terms of old Thrace with extra conventional literary sources

• Integrates a learn of Thrace inside of a large context that incorporates the cultures of the japanese Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and southeast Europe/Eurasia

• displays the influence of recent theoretical ways to economic system, ethnicity, and cross-cultural interplay and hybridity in old Thrace

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Even more intriguing is Herodotus’ identification of an apparent subset of the Satraians (other interpretations are possible), the Bessi, who play an especially critical role in the cult. Vertical distinctions between different ethne give way to horizontal distinctions within individual ethne – a dimension that can only occasionally be apprehended in the sources but was likely a fundamental aspect of life. In the absence of local, Thracian sources imputing narratives of shared descent and territory to such ethne, we must be wary of regarding such differences as constitutive of anything like an ethnic identity.

2009. Roman Roads in Bulgaria. Contribution to the Development of Roman Road Systems in the Provinces of Moesia and Thrace. Veliko Tarnovo: Faber. Full review of the evidence for the Roman road network in the modern territory of Bulgaria, although caution is due on individual points. 1 Introduction However Thrace is defined geographically, the ancient Greek literary sources present a region filled with multifarious ethne (sing. ” A dozen or so distinct ethne are mentioned in Herodotus’ Histories (esp.

Hatzopoulos, Miltiades. 2013. ” In Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-Classical Polis, Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD, edited by Paraskevi Martzavou and Nikolaos Papazarkadas, 13–21. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Horden, Peregrine, and Nicholas Purcell. 2000. The Corrupting Sea. A Study of Mediterranean History. Oxford: Blackwell. Isaac, Benjamin. 1986. The Greek Settlements in Thrace until the Macedonian Conquest (Studies of the Dutch Archaeological and Historical Society 10). Leiden: Brill.

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