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

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Provides the only detailed archaeological survey of the ninth and eighth century BC - an astonishingly creative era in Greek history.
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'This second edition of Geometric Greece is sure to prove as essential for the period as was its predecessor.' - Minverva

'This [is an] excellent survey based on [J.N. Coldstream's] deep learning. Geometric Greece is brought up to date in a masterly way. This will certainly remain the main book of reference in this field of Greek archaeology for many years to come.' - Ancient West and East

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415298988
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/22/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition 3
Preface to First Edition 4
Maps and Plans 8
Acknowledgements 9
Abbreviations 12
Introduction 17
I The Passing of the Dark Ages, c.900-770 B.C.
1 Isolation: The Early Ninth Century 25
2 The Awakening in the Mid-Ninth Century 55
3 Consolidation: Late Ninth to Early Eighth Century 73
II The Greek Renaissance, c.770-700 B.C.: Regional Survey
4 Athens and Attica 109
5 The Argolid, Arcadia, Laconia, and Messenia 140
6 Corinth and West Greece 167
7 Euboea, Boeotia, Thessaly, and the Cyclades 191
8 Italy and Sicily: Trade and Colonies 221
9 Eastern Greece and Anatolia 246
10 Crete 271
III Life in Eighth-Century Greece
11 The Recovery of Literacy 295
12 Towns and Villages 303
13 Sanctuaries, Gods, and Votives 317
14 Recollection of a Heroic Past 341
15 Oriental Influences 358
16 Epilogue 367
17 Supplement 371
Glossary 416
Bibliography and Site Index 418
General Index 443
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