Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean400 BCE-250 CE$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198805663

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 August 2019

From Pre-Makkabaean Judaea to Hekatomnid Karia and Back Again

From Pre-Makkabaean Judaea to Hekatomnid Karia and Back Again

The Question of Hellenization

(p.83) 5 From Pre-Makkabaean Judaea to Hekatomnid Karia and Back Again
Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean

Boris Chrubasik

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the adaptation of Greek cultural and political practices in two distinct environments: fourth-century Karia and second-century Judaea. Both regions see a marked political transformation in their respective time periods. The Hekatomnid rulers actively fostered the foundation of poleis, experimented with Greek architectural styles, and the new polis communities and rulers publicly displayed Greek-language inscriptions. Similarly, one of the high priests of Judaea attempted to transform the city of Jerusalem into a polis and founded Greek polis institutions there. By raising the question of why Greek cultural elements were valuable to the agents of fourth-century Karia and second-century Judaea, this chapter proposes that very local reasons attracted the local elites of these regions to Greek institutions, and argues against seeing these processes as being deeply connected to global trends of a supposed Greek oikoumene.

Keywords:   Hellenization, Hekatomnids, Hellenism, Maussollos, Jason, Labraunda, Mylasa, Jerusalem, local elites

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .