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Chapter 4 ('Writing the past of the polis, 169-244) looks at local chronologies and histories employed by individual poleis, and the ideological notions that underpin them.
30) Of primary importance among the earthly images, and therefore depicted at the Shield's "core," are two beautiful cities, poleis kalas (XVIII.
6) The definition of the Classical polis has prompted much discussion and scholarly debate not only because the ancient definition of the polis varies but also because the physical remains of Greek poleis offer considerable variety.