Introduction Jonathan R. W. Prag and Josephine Crawley Quinn; 1. The view from the East Andrew Erskine; 2. Hellenistic Pompeii: between Oscan, Greek, Roman, and Punic Andrew Wallace-Hadrill; 3. The 'Hellenistics of death' in Adriatic central Italy Ed Bispham; 4. Hellenistic Sicily, c.270-100 BC Roger Wilson; 5. Trading across the Syrtes: Euesperides and the Punic world Andrew Wilson; 6. Strangers in the city: elite communication in the Hellenistic central Mediterranean Elizabeth Fentress; 7. Monumental power: 'Numidian royal architecture' in context Josephine Crawley Quinn; 8. Representing Hellenistic Numidia, in Africa and at Rome Ann Kuttner; 9. Hellenism as subaltern practice: rural cults in the Punic world Peter van Dommelen and Mireia Lopez-Bertran; 10. Were the Iberians Hellenized? Simon Keay; 11. Epigraphy in the western Mediterranean: a Hellenistic phenomenon? Jonathan R. W. Prag; 12. Heracles, coinage, and the West: three Hellenistic case-studies Liv Yarrow; 13. On the significance of East and West in today's 'Hellenistic' history Nicholas Purcell.
Pathbreaking essays challenging the traditional focus on the eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic period and on Rome in the West.
Jonathan R. W. Prag is University Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor of Merton College, Oxford. He works on the western Mediterranean in the Hellenistic and Republican periods, with a particular focus on Sicily, Roman imperialism and the use of epigraphic evidence. He has published over a dozen articles on ancient Sicily, as well as several on Punic identity and Republican auxiliaries, and has edited volumes on Cicero's Verrines and a companion to Petronius (with Ian Repath). He is currently writing a book on the use of auxiliaries by the Roman Republic and editing a companion to the political culture of the Roman Republic (with Valentina Arena). He is a Chercheur associe of the CNRS-funded ANHIMA group in Paris, where he is collaborating on new editions with commentary of Cicero's Verrines; and an overseas co-investigator in two projects funded by the Spanish Ministerio Educacion y Ciencia, one directed by F. Pina Polo (Zaragoza) on provincial clientelae in the Roman west, the other directed by E. Garcia Riaza (Palma) on alliances, confederations and diplomacy in the Hellenistic western Mediterranean. He is currently directing a project, funded by the University of Oxford, to develop a digital corpus of Sicilian epigraphy. Josephine Crawley Quinn is University Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor of Worcester College, Oxford. She works on Mediterranean history and archaeology, with a particular interest in ancient North Africa, but has published articles on topics from Roman imperialism to gender ideologies in Athenian sculpture to Carthaginian child sacrifice to Capitolia and co-edited a volume of essays on the Punic Mediterranean with Nick Vella. She served as Editor of the Papers of the British School at Rome (2008-11) and she now co-directs the excavations at Utica (Tunisia), with Andrew Wilson and Elizabeth Fentress, and the Oxford Centre for Phoenician and Punic Studies, with Jonathan Prag. She is currently writing a book on Phoenicianism from Homer to the Arab Spring.
'... this valuable volume can be studied by scholar and student
alike for its examination of the Hellenistic and Hellenism. With
its different methodological approaches, places, and periods
examined, [it] could provide a rich and far-reaching foundation for
examining and re-examining our notions of the Hellenistic West,
perhaps in a graduate course. That would be a course I would want
to take.' Barbara Tsakirgis, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"... this valuable volume can be studied by scholar and student alike for its examination of the Hellenistic and Hellenism. With its different methodological approaches, places, and periods examined, [it] could provide a rich and far-reaching foundation for examining and re-examining our notions of the Hellenistic West, perhaps in a graduate course. That would be a course I would want to take." Barbara Tsakirgis, Bryn Mawr Classical Review