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This authoritative and sweeping compendium, the second volume in Getzel Cohen's organized survey of the Greek settlements founded or refounded in the Hellenistic period, provides historical narratives, detailed references, citations, and commentaries on all the settlements in Syria, The Red Sea Basin, and North Africa from 331 to 31 BCE. Organized geographically, the volume pulls together discoveries and debates from dozens of widely scattered archaeological and epigraphic projects. Cohen's magisterial breadth of focus enables him to provide more than a compilation of information; the volume also contributes to ongoing questions and will point the way toward new avenues of inquiry.
THE SCHOLARSHIP AND THE SOURCES
A GEOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW
I. NORTHERN SYRIA
III. CYRRHESTICE AND COMMAGENE
V. SOUTHERN SYRIA
VI. THE RED SEA BASIN AND INDIAN OCEAN
VIII. ALEXANDREIA NEAR EGYPT
INDEX OF ANCIENT PLACE NAMES
Getzel M. Cohen, Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati and Director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, is author of The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor(California, 1995).
“A detailed study that is both an enjoyable read and an essential reference work.”—The Historian
“This . . . will become a mainstay for any study on Hellenistic urbanism and politics.”—Andrea U. De Giorgi Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR)
"The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa
will take its place, as the first volume has already done, as an indispensable resource for the study of Greek history. The book will be a research tool of lasting value: there is nothing remotely similar available to the student of urbanism in the ancient world. The scholarship is of the highest quality, thorough and current."—Kent Rigsby, editor of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies