A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to quite a lot of new techniques to the period.
• the 1st accomplished and obtainable survey of advancements within the research of archaic GreecePlaces Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
• supplies equivalent emphasis to validated issues akin to tyranny and political reform and more moderen matters like gender and ethnicity
• Combines bills of ancient advancements with neighborhood surveys of archaeological proof and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
• Explores the influence of jap and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
• makes use of archaeological and literary proof to reconstruct huge styles of social and cultural improvement
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32 Finley 1973a (1985), with Osborne 1996b, Tandy 1997, von Reden 2002, and Reed 2003 among many more recent contributions. See ch. 23. 33 Review of evidence and arguments in Kim 2001. 34 Kraay 1964; Howgego 1995: 12–18; Martin 1996b. 35 Seaford 1994; Kurke 1999; Seaford 2004. 36 Cf. 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.
Fittingly (though such preoccupations are perhaps still too influenced by Herodotus’s anachronistically polarized picture of sixth-century Greek politics), Athens and Sparta have been the main focuses. 67 Instead, the focus of ideological preoccupations has moved elsewhere, for while the tendency to view the history of archaic Athens as a series of intricate and insoluble crossword-puzzles has weakened, her later emergence as the flag-carrier of “democracy” has recently generated a torrent of publication, the themes of which flow back at least to the pre-480 generation, if not to Solon.
45a “Economic and Social Conditions in the Greek World” (C. G. Starr) and 45b “The Material Culture of Archaic Greece” (J. Boardman), and in IV2 a five-section survey (ch. g. Stählin 1924 (Thessaly); Kophiniotis 1892 deserves honorable mention for its initial pages on the topography, flora, and fauna of the Argolid. 23 Dunbabin 1948; Gallet de Santerre 1958. 24 Tomlinson 1972 (Argos); Buck 1979 (Boiotia); Cartledge 1979 (Sparta and Lakonia); Griffin 1982 (Sikyon); Salmon 1984 (Korinth). g. Morgan 1990 (Phokis); Archibald 1998 (Thrace).
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