Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State by François de Polignac
English | 1 edition | August 15, 1995 | ISBN-10: 0226673340 | 204 pages | PDF | 11.5 Mb
How did the classical Greek city come into being? What role did religion play in its formation? Athens, with its ancient citadel and central religious cult, has traditionally been the model for the emergence of the Greek city-state. But in this original and controversial investigation, Francois de Polignac suggests that the Athenian model was probably the exception, not the rule, in the development of the polis in ancient Greece.