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Anadolu ve Ege ortamında antik Smyrna: kuruluş hikâyerleri

Abstract : At the crossroads of civilisations, Old and New Smyrna were always occupied by people from Europe and Asia who spoke different languages at the same time. Some of them - like the Leleges and Maeonians - are now but mere names, while others - like the Carians and Lydians - are better known thanks to the recent, ground-breaking discovery of documents in Anatolian linguistics and archaeology. The Greek and Roman traditions on the city’s origins, however, reflect only part of this ethnic variety and do not always correspond to the rest of the evidence. Elaborated mostly in the first centuries of Roman domination, they are “intentional stories”; they contain information dated from the Archaic to Hellenistic times, but written down from an Ionian perspective in order to attract and obtain advantages from a Roman audience. Local orators selected and compiled two foundation myths - involving Tantalos and Pelops, and Theseus and the Amazons - as well as the foundation legend of Alexander the Great. Strabo, Tacitus, Aelius Aristides, and Pausanias transmitted these myths to us. This coherent series of three traditions covers the entire spectrum of Smyrna’s local, ethnic, and paradigmatic identity from the heroic settlement in the mountains to the most beautiful city of Ionia on the sea.
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Anca Dan. Anadolu ve Ege ortamında antik Smyrna: kuruluş hikâyerleri. Michel Espagne; Pinar Aydemir; Stéphane Verger; Gülnür Gürtekin. Geçmişten Günümüze İzmir from Past to Present, Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi Kultur Yayini, pp.189-220, 2017, 9789751802361. ⟨halshs-02435518⟩

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