The Cambridge Ancient History
John Boardman, N. G. L. Hammond
Cambridge University Press, Aug 5, 1982 - History - 530 pages
The emergence of the Greek world from the Dark Ages to the height of its Geometric civilization was described in The Cambridge Ancient History Volume III Part I. Volume III Part III explores the new prosperity and growth of the young city-states in the eighth to the sixth centuries B.C. This was the great period of expansion and colonization which saw the establishment of Greek city-states from the Western Mediterranean to the Black Sea. This volume describes the East and Egypt, the importance of West Greece and the Aegean islands in trading and exploration, the special characteristics of the societies which were established by colonization. While societies outside the mainstream of expansion and trade retained their old institutions, those at the centre changed rapidly and the period was a time of warfare in mainland Greece. Athens is seen developing into a leading state under the influence of the reforms of Solon and assessment of the social, economic and material history of Greece during these years.
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36a The Greeks in the Near East I
36b The Greeks in Egypt
36d The Cypriot syllabary
The colonial expansion of Greece
The western Greeks
The eastern Greeks
The material evidence
Cretan laws and society
Anatolia ancient Apollo appear archaeological Archaic aristocratic Ashurbanipal Athenian Athens became beginning bronze called Classical clear close coast colonies colonists common continued Corinth Corinthian Crete Cyprus Cyrene dedicated Delphi doubt earlier early East eastern economic Egypt Egyptian eighth century Elymians established evidence existed fact foundation Greece Greek hand Herodotus houses important influence inscription interest Ionian island Italy king known land late later less material mentioned Miletus native offered origin perhaps period Persian Phoenician Pisistratus plain political population possible pottery probably produced relations remains rule Samos sanctuary says seems settled settlement seventh century sixth century Solon sources Sparta story Strabo style suggested temple Thucydides trade tradition tribes tyranny tyrant