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Panhellenism and the Barbarian in Archaic and Classical Greece

Panhellenism and the Barbarian in Archaic and Classical Greece
L. Mitchell

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This is the first book in English to provide a systematic treatment of Panhellenism. The author argues that in archaic and classical Greece Panhellenism was a body of narratives that expressed, defined and limited the community of the Hellenes and gave it political substance. Yet Panhellenic narratives also responded to other needs of the community, in particular serving to locate the Hellenes in time and space. Thus one of the chief Panhellenic narratives, the war against the barbarian, provided the conceptual framework in which Alexander the Great could imagine his Asian campaign.

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by Lynette Mitchell

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Classical Press of Wales
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales

ISBN: 9781905125142
Publication Date: 01 Feb 2007
Number of Pages: 262
Illustrations: Illustrations

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