Geometric Greece: 900-700 B.C. / Edition 2

Geometric Greece: 900-700 B.C. / Edition 2

by J.N. Coldstream, Coldstream J. N.
     
 

J.N. Coldstream has now fully updated his comprehensive survey with a substantial new chapter on the abundant discoveries and developments made since the book's first publication.

The text is presented in three main sections: the passing of the dark ages, c.900–770 BC; the Greek renaissance, c.770–700 BC, covered region by region, and the final

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J.N. Coldstream has now fully updated his comprehensive survey with a substantial new chapter on the abundant discoveries and developments made since the book's first publication.

The text is presented in three main sections: the passing of the dark ages, c.900–770 BC; the Greek renaissance, c.770–700 BC, covered region by region, and the final part on life in eighth century Greece. Its geographical coverage of the Mediterranean ranges from Syria to Sicily, and the detailed archaeological evidence is amplified by reference to literary sources.

Highly illustrated, including images of several finds never previously published, this follows the first successful edition as the essential handbook for anyone studying early Greek antiquity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298988
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/22/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition3
Preface to First Edition4
Maps and Plans8
Acknowledgements9
Abbreviations12
Introduction17
IThe Passing of the Dark Ages, c.900-770 B.C.
1Isolation: The Early Ninth Century25
2The Awakening in the Mid-Ninth Century55
3Consolidation: Late Ninth to Early Eighth Century73
IIThe Greek Renaissance, c.770-700 B.C.: Regional Survey
4Athens and Attica109
5The Argolid, Arcadia, Laconia, and Messenia140
6Corinth and West Greece167
7Euboea, Boeotia, Thessaly, and the Cyclades191
8Italy and Sicily: Trade and Colonies221
9Eastern Greece and Anatolia246
10Crete271
IIILife in Eighth-Century Greece
11The Recovery of Literacy295
12Towns and Villages303
13Sanctuaries, Gods, and Votives317
14Recollection of a Heroic Past341
15Oriental Influences358
16Epilogue367
17Supplement371
Glossary416
Bibliography and Site Index418
General Index443

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