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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


Hellenistic urbanization

Read

  • 7 Hellenistic Absolutism &Urbanity

  • 8 Megalopolis into Necropolis


Selected civilizations

Selected Civilizations


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

CorinthAlexandriaGaza

AthensAntiochNicomedia

SpartaBabylonPergamum

ThebesDamascusPetra

Dura-EuroposSeleuceia

EphesusTyre


Major cities in the hellenistic world1

Major Cities in theHellenistic World

  • important centres of

    • cultural dissemination

    • cultural blending

      • Greek language

      • art, architecture, science


Hellenistic urbanization

  • agriculture

  • trade

  • cities

  • architecture


Hellenistic urbanization

Stoa


Hellenistic urbanization

Theatres


Hellenistic urbanization

Council Halls


Hellenistic urbanization

Peristyle


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