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International networks of an island port in the Hellenistic period-the case of Kos
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (Inst. för arkeologi och antik historia)
2016 (English)In: Ancient Ports. The geography of connections: Proceedings of an international conference at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, 23–25 September 2010. Boreas. Uppsala Studies in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Civilizations 34 / [ed] K. Höghammar, B. Alroth & A. Lindhagen, Uppsala, 2016, 95-166 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper treats some of the international contacts of Kos mainly during the Hellenistic period. Six analytical groups based on inscriptions and coins form three separate webs that are investigated and compared. The first web consists of the Koan network of proxenoi as seen in the inscriptions, those for Koans in other places and Koan proxenoi for citizens of other states. The second type of web is based on the bronze coins, the foreign ones found on Kos and the Koan pieces found abroad. The third is composed of the states responding positively to the campaign of the Koanstate to obtain asylia for the Asklepieion and Panhellenic status for the Asklepios games, and the poleis appearing in the victors’ lists. Judging by this material, Kos was, in all three webs, a significant actor in the Greek world, not only in the immediate neighbourhood, but also in more distant areas.

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Uppsala, 2016. 95-166 p.
Boreas. Uppsala Studies in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Civilizations, ISSN 0346-6442 ; 34
Keyword [en]
ports, harbours, harbour network, sea-routes, fluvio-maritime vessels, hinterland, connectivity, transshipment points, port infrastructure, trade, proxeny network, shipsheds, Portus, Ostia, Rome, Naxos (Sicily), Ravenna, Narona, Pistiros, Kos, Halasarna, the Corinthian Gulf, Achaia, Arcadia, the Aegean
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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-303348ISBN: 9789155496098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-303348DiVA: diva2:971605
Available from: 2016-09-17 Created: 2016-09-17 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved

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