A History of the Archaic Greek World: Ca. 1200-479 BCE

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John Wiley & Sons, 2007 - History - 321 pages
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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE.
  • A Thematic study of this crucial formative period of Greek history, from the same series as P.J. Rhodes' A History of the Classical Greek World.
  • Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World.
  • Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs.
  • Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism.
 

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An excellent introductory volume that rivals the Routledge equivalent (Greece in the Making) for interest factor. Hall chooses to tackle some of the more obscure problems of Archaic Greek History ... Read full review

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An excellent introductory volume that rivals the Routledge equivalent (Greece in the Making) for interest factor. Hall chooses to tackle some of the more obscure problems of Archaic Greek History ... Read full review

Contents

Sources Evidence Dates
17
The End of the Mycenaean World and its Aftermath
41
Communities of Place
67
New Homes Across the Seas
93
The Changing Nature of Authority
119
Pheidon of Argos
145
Defining the Political Community
178
Evaluating the Spartan Mirage
203
The City of Theseus
210
Making a Living
235
Imagining Greece
255
Writing the History of Archaic Greece
276
Abbreviations and Glossary of Literary Sources
291
Index
302
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About the author (2007)

Jonathan M. Hall is Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the Humanities, Professor and Chair of Classics and Professor in the Departments of History and the College at the University of Chicago. He has written numerous articles on the political, social, and cultural history of the early Greek world and is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (1997) and Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture (2002).

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