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Hellenistic Urbanization. The Culture of Cities Monday, November 30/2005. SOSC 2730. Read. 7 Hellenistic Absolutism & Urbanity 8 Megalopolis into Necropolis. Selected Civilizations. City-Building Economic Activities. local trade long-distance trade manufacturing finance.

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hellenistic urbanization

Hellenistic Urbanization

The Culture of Cities

Monday, November 30/2005

SOSC 2730

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Read
  • 7 Hellenistic Absolutism & Urbanity
  • 8 Megalopolis into Necropolis
city building economic activities
City-BuildingEconomic Activities
  • local trade
  • long-distance trade
  • manufacturing
  • finance
long distance trade
Long-Distance Trade
  • merchants
    • wholesale, retail
  • goods & flow of exchange medium
  • customs duties/tax collection, carters, warehousing activities, credit facilities, information network
strategic importance
Strategic Importance
  • large cities were important gathering points
    • AGGLOMERATION
    • information, markets, distribution
  • large cities were important entry points
    • GATEWAY FUNCTION
major cities in the hellenistic world
Major Cities in theHellenistic World

Corinth Alexandria Gaza

Athens Antioch Nicomedia

Sparta Babylon Pergamum

Thebes Damascus Petra

Dura-Europos Seleuceia

Ephesus Tyre

major cities in the hellenistic world1
Major Cities in theHellenistic World
  • important centres of
    • cultural dissemination
    • cultural blending
      • Greek language
      • art, architecture, science
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agriculture
  • trade
  • cities
  • architecture
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