Teilprojekt S 10808: The Interaction of Roman Rule and Traditional Hellenistic Institutions in Asia Minor | Projektleitung: Hans Taeuber


This sub-project is focused on the internal development of Greek cities in Asia Minor (in particular the provinces of Asia, Lycia, and Galatia) between the third century BC and the second century AD. Determining whether occurring changes were caused by direct or indirect Roman influence was a major point of interest. Roman involvement can most clearly be detected in the correspondence of authorities (senate, consuls, later on emperors) with Greek cities; research correspondingly focused on this issue. In order to get a complete picture of the polis structure during the period in question, all (mostly epigraphical) sources from the aforementioned regions were checked for evidence and entered into a database.