By Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees

ISBN-10: 0631230459

ISBN-13: 9780631230458

A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to a variety of new methods to the period.

  • The first complete and available survey of advancements within the research of archaic Greece
  • Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
  • Gives equivalent emphasis to proven issues reminiscent of tyranny and political reform and more moderen matters like gender and ethnicity
  • Combines debts of ancient advancements with neighborhood surveys of archaeological facts and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
  • Explores the influence of japanese and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
  • Uses archaeological and literary facts to reconstruct extensive styles of social and cultural development

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G. high-value bronzework) and inferred (especially iron from Etruria). 32 Its terms were further transformed when numismatists brought the adoption of coined money by Greek states down to after ca. 35 Equally a growing interest in consumption, the third component of elementary economic description, has generated study of its social contexts, especially of banqueting, symposia, and feasting within sanctuaries,36 and consequently also of the human relationships which such occasions created or formalized.

Partly, also, it stems from the existence of ongoing debates within specific subject areas. Some of these have been triggered by seemingly contradictory primary evidence (as when scholars attempt to locate women within an archaic Greek world which presents itself as unthinkingly and overbearingly male),29 while others, such as the emergence of legal enactments and the partial systematizations of custom, derive from the difficulty of identifying actors and processes through the fog of later tradition and political myth.

Murray 1990b, especially Schmitt-Pantel 1990 and Bookidis 1990; Schmitt-Pantel 1992; Bookidis 1993. See ch. 26. 37 Drews 1983; Carlier 1984; Ogden 1997. 38 Toepffer 1889; Arnheim 1977; Herman 1987; Morris 1996b; Duplouy 2006. 39 See ch. 27.

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