Competitive spaces

monarchical euergetism, urban space and integration in Hellenistic Athens (2nd century BC)

  • Fábio Augusto Morales Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Keywords: Agonistic culture, Hellenistic euergetism, Great Panathenaia

Abstract

After the critique of the ‘polis decadence’ model in the study of Hellenistic societies, many scholars started stressing the centrality of the ‘agonistic culture’ for the history of Mediterranean urban landscapes and international relations. Athens, a polis as culturally prestigious as militarily fragile, used its agonistic traditions to construct euergetic relations with Hellenistic monarchs. This article discusses the interaction between agonistic culture, euergetic practices, and integration processes, using the spatial interventions in the Athenian urban space during the second century BC as a case study. They are related to monarchical euergetism and to the Great Panathenaia

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Author Biography

Fábio Augusto Morales, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Professor Adjunto de História Antiga, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

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Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Morales, F. (2017). Competitive spaces. Revista Do Museu De Arqueologia E Etnologia, (29), 47-59. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2448-1750.revmae.2017.154938
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