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Disputed territories : interstate arbitrations in the northeast Peloponnese, ca. 250-150 B.C.

Author: Michael D Dixon
Publisher: [Columbus] : Ohio State University, 2000. ©2000
Dissertation: Ph. D. Ohio State University 2000
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This dissertation examines the phenomenon of interstate arbitration in the northeast Peloponnese between the years 250-150 B.C. Following 250 B.C. a number of Peloponnesian city-states joined the recently reformed Achaian League, changing its composition dramatically since none of these new members were ethnically Achaians.
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
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Dixon, Michael D., 1969-
Disputed territories
(OCoLC)870311678
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Dixon
OCLC Number: 45703753
Description: xxii, 306 leaves : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: by Michael D. Dixon.

Abstract:

This dissertation examines the phenomenon of interstate arbitration in the northeast Peloponnese between the years 250-150 B.C. Following 250 B.C. a number of Peloponnesian city-states joined the recently reformed Achaian League, changing its composition dramatically since none of these new members were ethnically Achaians.

Of these new Achaian League members Corinth, Epidauros, Hermion, and Troizen were all at some time involved in territorial disputes with their neighbors. On two separate occasions Epidauros and Troizen each became involved in a dispute with the Ptolemaic colony of Arsinoë; (Methana).

Our sources for these territorial disputes is almost exclusively epigraphic and it is with the inscriptional evidence that this study begins. The majority of the inscriptions studied here were set up originally in the Asklepieion of Epidauros (IG IV².1.70+59, 71, 72, 74, 75+, and 76+77) while one was found in Hermion (SEG XI 377) and another in Troizen (IG IV 752).

Presented first in each chapter is a new edition of each inscription followed by a detailed epigraphical commentary on each stone. After this a commentary on the date and historical circumstances of each dispute is presented. Finally each chapter concludes with a topographical commentary on the disputed territory with conclusions suggested as to what the land was used for and why the land was contested.

This examination of interstate arbitration also allows us to make some conclusions concerning the relationships between Achaian League members as well as the relations between the League and the Ptolemies. The argument is made here that Achaian members submitted their disputes for arbitration with the hope of territorial aggrandizement, as well as for the control of land that was more productive than previous scholars have believed. Ptolemaic Arsinoë, on the other hand, enjoyed cordial relations with its Achaian neighbors while the League and the Ptolemies were allied and it was during these times that outstanding disputes were settled by arbitration.

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