From Alexandria to Ai-Khanoum, the Hellenistic period would give rise to some of the most impressive cities in the world as the royal dynasties sought to make their mark on the landscape with ambitious building projects and military settlements. We'll trace the path of a Hellenistic city from foundation to megalopolis, what exactly makes them "Hellenistic", and look at a variety of topics including their impacts on disease and human health and their overall legacy in the lands they were built upon.
Title Theme: Seikilos Epitapth with the Lyre of Apollo, played by Lina Palera (https://soundcloud.com/user-994392473)
The Partial Historians
Website/Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/036-hellenistic-cities-colonization-urbanization-hellenization/)