The Coming of the Greeks: Indo-European Conquests in the Aegean and the Near East

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Princeton University Press, 1994 - History - 257 pages
When did the Indo-Europeans enter the lands that they occupied during historical times? And, more specifically, when did the Greeks come to Greece? Robert Drews brings together the evidence-historical, linguistic, and archaeological-to tackle these important questions.When did the Indo-Europeans enter the lands that they occupied during historical times? And, more specifically, when did the Greeks come to Greece? Robert Drews brings together the evidence-historical, linguistic, and archaeological-to tackle these important questions.
 

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The subtitle is important: much of the book is about the Hittites and about the Aryan (ie. Indo-Iranian) superstrate in Mitanni and the Levant, which one might not expect in a book about the "coming ... Read full review

Contents

Origins of the Question
3
Some Minority Views on the Coming of the Greeks
16
Linguistic and Archaeological Considerations
25
Considerations from Near Eastern History
46
The New Warfare
74
The War Chariot and Chariot Warfare
84
Chronology
93
Provenance of the Chariot and of Chariot Warfare
107
PIE Speakers and the Beginnings of Chariot Warfare
136
The Coming of the Greeks
158
CONCLUSION
197
APPENDIXES
203
The Umman Manda and the PIE Speakers
226
BIBLIOGRAPHY
231
INDEX
251
Copyright

The Evolution of Opinion on PIE Speakers and the Horse
121

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Robert Drews is Professor of Classics and History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The End of the Bronze Age: Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe ca. 1200 b.c. (Princeton), The Greek Accounts of Eastern History, and Basileus: The Evidence for Kingship in Geometric Greece.

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