- Hardcover: 792 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (May 11, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0631230459
- ISBN-13: 978-0631230458
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,512,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Companion to Archaic Greece 1st Edition
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“For those interested in Classical Greece, this volume is an essential.” (Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, 11 December 2013)
"This is a varied, wide-ranging, stimulating and exciting volume which should open the way to even further investigations of archaic Greece." Bryn Mawr Classical Review, February 2011
“Offers an unprecedented range and depth of perspectives and material, much of which has been otherwise unavailable in English.” Ancient West and East
From the Back Cover
Recent years have seen powerful developments in the study of archaic Greece, with the emergence of new areas of interest, new ways of thinking about old problems, radical new approaches to the sources, and new evidence. A Companion to Archaic Greece brings together the strands of these developments in a comprehensive survey of one of the most influential periods in Greek history.
The archaic age, c.750-480 BCE, witnessed the rise of cities and states, of social and economic structures, political, religious and military institutions and ideas, and cultural expressions which we see today as typically Greek. No less fascinating are the lesser-known institutions and ideas which were characteristically archaic and did not survive into the classical period.
In 31 chapters, this Companion systematically covers the literary and archaeological evidence for all regions of the Greek world and all aspects of archaic Greek society and culture, including their Mediterranean context and the impact of non-Greek cultures on their development. It will be a welcome introduction for undergraduate students and an invaluable reference tool for the professional historian.
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There is a veritable smorgasbord of topics to consider, within the framework of a 750 page book replete with extensive notes, bibliography, and index.