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About the bookThe Greek city of Nikopolis was founded by Octavian (later known as the Emperor Augustus) after his victory in the naval battle of nearby Actium in 31 BC.
The city was a result of a so-called synoecism, i.e., the inhabitants of numerous Greek cities in the region (Epirus, Acharnania and Aetolia) were forced to leave their former dwellings and establish themselves in the newly built city, which became the capital of the coastal region.
Since 1987 a joint Greek-American archaeological and geological Nikopolis project has registered, conservated and restored monuments inside and outside the city and conducted a survey of Southern Epirus aiming at understanding the changing relationship between humans and landscape.
The main issue has been the impact of the new metropolis in the region and to what extent the towns included in the synoecism were actually left uninhabited.
Table of contentsIntroduction
Eremia in Epirus and the Foundation of Nicopolis. Models of Civilization in Strabo
Excavations at the Actian Tropaeum at Nikopolis. A Preliminary Report
Landscape Archaeology in the Territory of Nicopolis
In the Shadow of Nikopolis: Patterns of Settlement on the Ayios Thomas Peninsula
Roman and Late Antique Pottery of Southern Epirus - Some Results of the Nikopolis Survey Project
Riza and Agia Pelagia
Two Architectural Assemblages of the Roman Era along the Coast of Southern Epirus
Kassope, the City in whose Territory Nikopolis was Founded
Archaeological Evidence from Cassope. The Local Workshops of Mould-Made Bowls
Leukas in the Roman Period
Epirus in the Roman Period
Die Umwandlung Butrints von einem Koinonszentrum zu einer römischen Kolonie
Acheloos' Homeland. New Historical-Archaeological Research on the Ancient Polis Stratos
The Dimensions of Material Topography
Some News about Inscriptions from Northwestern Greece. Preliminary Remarks on the Recent Epigraphical Work in the Museums of Thyrion and Agrinion
The Cults of Apollo in Northwestern Greece
Sacred Landscapes of Aetolia and Achaia: Synoecism Processes and Non-Urban Sanctuaries
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