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By Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees

ISBN-10: 0631230459

ISBN-13: 9780631230458

ISBN-10: 1118451384

ISBN-13: 9781118451380

A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to quite a lot of new ways to the interval.

  • The first complete and available survey of advancements within the examine of archaic Greece
  • Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
  • Gives equivalent emphasis to demonstrated subject matters equivalent to tyranny and political reform and more moderen topics like gender and ethnicity
  • Combines bills of historic advancements with nearby surveys of archaeological facts and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
  • Explores the influence of jap and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
  • Uses archaeological and literary proof to reconstruct wide styles of social and cultural development

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Jonathan M. Hall is the Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the Humanities, Professor and Chair of Classics, and Professor in the Department of History and the College at the University of Chicago. His interests include the construction and maintenance of social, cultural, and ethnic identity in antiquity and the relationship between literary texts and material culture. He is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (1997), which won the American Philological Association’s Charles J. Goodwin Award for Merit in 1999; Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture (2002), which won the University of Chicago Press’ Gordon J.

His publications include Religion and Colonization in Ancient Greece (1987); Myth and Territory in the Spartan Mediterranean (1994); The Returns of Odysseus: Colonization and Ethnicity (1998), and Networks in the Archaic Mediterranean (forthcoming). Alexander Mazarakis Ainian is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Thessaly (Volos). He is the scientific director of several European Union research programs and director of excavations at the Early Iron Age settlement at Oropos in Attica, the archaic–hellenistic sanctuary of Kythnos, the ancient harbor of Kythnos, and the sanctuary of Apollo at Soros in Thessaly.

4). Alongside the archaeological evidence on which these two chapters are based, the society and culture of the early archaic period are potentially illuminated by the controversial evidence of Homer and Hesiod, which is analysed next (ch. 5). The political, military and social history of the following centuries is outlined in three chapters which concentrate on the widespread phenomenon of tyranny (ch. 6) and on the only two states about which we are sufficiently well informed to attempt a continuous and coherent interpretation of developments, Athens (ch.

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