NEWS: Milesian Elite Responses to Persia

An article on the context of the Ionian Revolt (499-493 B.C.) by Alan M. Greaves (University of Liverpool), John Brendan Knight (University of Liverpool), and Françoise Rutland (University of Liverpool) is now available online via JSTOR.

Ionian Revolt: Sardis Campaign. Source: Eric Gaba, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). No changes made.

This extensive article, titled ‘Milesian elite responses to Persia: the Ionian Revolt in context’, applies the concepts of agency (habitus) and postcolonialism to a textual criticism of Herodotus’ narrative of the Ionian Revolt. This is done to understand how the Milesian elite negotiated the social context which resulted in the fateful decision to attack the Persian seat of Sardis and spark the Ionian Revolt.

A link to the article can be found HERE.


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