City and Country in the Ancient World (Paperback)
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Short Description for City and Country in the Ancient World This volume of papers by influential historians and archaeologists explores the city-country relationship in the ancient Greco-Roman world and its impact on social, political, economic and cultural conditions in classical antiquity.
- Published: 01 November 1992
- Format: Paperback 324 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415082235 ISBN 10: 0415082234
- Sales rank: 927,757
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The ancient Greco-Roman world was a world full of cities: not of cities in the modern sense of massive conglomerations, but in a distinctive sense of communities in which countryside was dominated by urban centre. Interest in the special relationship of town and country in the ancient world goes back to Max Weber and beyond. This volume of papers by influential archaeologists and historians seeks to bring together the two disciplines in exploring the city-country relationship and its impact on social, political, economic and cultural conditions in classical antiquity. Topics include the rise of the polis in ancient Greece, the economic and cultural role of city elites in Athens, central Italy and Asia Minor, and the role of taxation in subordinating town to country.