In this paper we discuss the evidence of synoikismos as a driver for polis formation in southwest Anatolia and its potential role in the urban transformation of Sagalassos during the Hellenistic period.

Origin of Polis

This paper traces the origin and development of the polis as a political and urban phenomenon in southwest Anatolia, focusing on Lycia in a comparative approach with the neighbouring regions of Pisidia and Pamphylia.

Polis formation and synoikismos in southwest Anatolia

Postdoctoral research project with Koç University's Suna & Inan Kiraç Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations (https://akmed.ku.edu.tr/en/).

CAA 2019

Talk delivered at CAA 2019.