9780520200982-0520200985-Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Volume 22) (Hellenistic Culture and Society)

Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Volume 22) (Hellenistic Culture and Society)

ISBN-13: 9780520200982
ISBN-10: 0520200985
Edition: First
Author: Rigsby, Kent J.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 660 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520200982
ISBN-10: 0520200985
Edition: First
Author: Rigsby, Kent J.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 660 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rigsby, Kent J. wrote Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Volume 22) (Hellenistic Culture and Society) comprising 660 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520200985 and 9780520200982. Since then Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Volume 22) (Hellenistic Culture and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the Hellenistic period certain Greek temples and cities came to be declared "sacred and inviolable." Asylia was the practice of declaring religious places precincts of asylum, meaning they were immune to violence and civil authority. The evidence for this phenomenon―mainly inscriptions and coins―is scattered in the published record. The material has never been collected and presented in one publication until now.

Kent J. Rigsby lays out these documents and discusses their historical implications in a substantial introduction. He argues that while a hopeful intention of military neutrality lay behind the institution of asylum, the declarations did not in fact change military behavior. Instead, "declared inviolability" became a civic and religious honor for which cities across the Greek world competed during the third to first centuries B.C.

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