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The Resource The Isthmus of Corinth : crossroads of the Mediterranean world, David K. Pettegrew, (electronic resource)

The Isthmus of Corinth : crossroads of the Mediterranean world, David K. Pettegrew, (electronic resource)

Label
The Isthmus of Corinth : crossroads of the Mediterranean world
Title
The Isthmus of Corinth
Title remainder
crossroads of the Mediterranean world
Statement of responsibility
David K. Pettegrew
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The narrow neck of Corinthian territory that joins the Peloponnese with the Greek mainland was central to the fortunes of the city of Corinth and the history of Greece in the Roman era. This situated Corinth well for monitoring land traffic both north and south, as between Athens and Sparta, and also sideways across the Isthmus, between the Gulf of Corinth to the west and the Aegean Sea to the east. David Pettegrew's new book investigates the Isthmus of Corinth from the Romans' initial presence in Greece during the Hellenistic era to the epic transformations of the Empire in late antiquity. A new interpretation of the extensive literary evidence outlines how the isthmus became the most famous land bridge of the ancient world, central to maritime interests of Corinth, and a medium for Rome's conquest, annexation, and administration in the Greek east. A fresh synthesis of archaeological evidence and the results of a recent intensive survey on the Isthmus describe the physical development of fortifications, settlements, harbors, roads, and sanctuaries in the region. The author includes chapters on the classical background of the concept isthmos, the sacking of Corinth and the defeat of the Achaean League, colonization in the Late Roman Republic, the Emperor Nero's canal project and its failure, and the shifting growth of the Roman settlement in the territory"--From publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pettegrew, David K
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romans
  • Corinth Region (Greece)
  • Corinth, Isthmus of (Greece)
  • Corinth Region (Greece)
  • Corinth Region (Greece)
  • Corinth Region (Greece)
  • Greece
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
The Isthmus of Corinth : crossroads of the Mediterranean world, David K. Pettegrew, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 245-276) index
Contents
The Isthmos -- The Gate -- The Fetter -- The Portage -- The Bridge -- The Center -- The District
Control code
ssj0001704575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472119844
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016004188
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001704575
Label
The Isthmus of Corinth : crossroads of the Mediterranean world, David K. Pettegrew, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 245-276) index
Contents
The Isthmos -- The Gate -- The Fetter -- The Portage -- The Bridge -- The Center -- The District
Control code
ssj0001704575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472119844
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016004188
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001704575

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