The Shotgun Method: The Demography of the Ancient Greek

The Shotgun Method: The Demography of the Ancient Greek City state Culture (The Fordyce W Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series) [PDF / EPUB] The Shotgun Method: The Demography of the Ancient Greek City state Culture (The Fordyce W Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series) Although the polis, or citystate, defined the essence of classical Greek civilization, evidence of its most basic characteristics is woefully inadequate Now a leading scholar in the evaluation of dat Method: The MOBI î Although the polis, or citystate, defined the essence of classical Greek civilization, evidence of its most basic characteristics is woefully inadequate Now a leading scholar in the evaluation of data from the ancient world sheds new light on how those units were constituted            In The Shotgun ePUB Ñ a work of cuttingedge research, Mogens Herman Hansen develops a novel method for estimating the overall size and local distribution of the Greek population throughout the ancient world—in both the Greek homeland and its colonies—and explains his reconstruction step by step  Reflecting the innovative Shotgun Method: The PDF Ë work of the Copenhagen Polis Centre in itsinventory of archaic and classical Greek citystates, Hansen’s book makes it possible for the first time to assess the total population of the ancient Greek world            Forout of circa , citystates, the size of the urban center can be estimated, and forcitystates, we have an idea about the size of the territory Employing a “shotgun method” Hansen derives approximate population figures and argues that, in the age of Alexander the Great, the population of all the Greek citystates must have totaled somemillion people His new estimates take into account not only adult male citizens, but all inhabitants—citizens, foreigners, and slaves of both sexes and all ages In addressing oftenconflicting views on estimating populations, their distribution in various regions, and their settlement patterns within individual states, Hansen particularly challenges the longstanding opinion that the majority of ancient Greeks lived a rural life outside of poleis, and he calls for a reconsideration of longheld assumptions about the prevalence of a subsistence economy with little longdistance trade             Although quantifications of ancient history are never precise, they can provide us with valuable information about ancient societies  The Shotgun Method is a rigorous evaluation of data that puts antiquity in a new light and provides a new context for understanding many aspects of Greek history.


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