The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily

The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily

by Luca Cerchiai, Lorena Janelli, Fausto Longo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892367512

ISBN-13: 9780892367511

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Getty Publications


After colonizing the Aegean islands and the coast of Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks turned toward southern Italy and Sicily, driven by the unrest that troubled their homeland in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. The new arrivals brought with them their language, as well as their cultural and religious traditions and the institution of the polis. In Italy they…  See more details below

Overview


After colonizing the Aegean islands and the coast of Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks turned toward southern Italy and Sicily, driven by the unrest that troubled their homeland in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. The new arrivals brought with them their language, as well as their cultural and religious traditions and the institution of the polis. In Italy they created an autonomous political community that eventually surpassed the cities of Greece in wealth, military power, and architectural and cultural splendor. Such forefathers of Western philosophy as Pythagoras, Parmenides, and Archimedes lived and worked within this civilization.
The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily presents an overview of Greek colonization in Italy and the principal historical events that took place in this area from the Archaic period until the ascendancy of the Romans. This comprehensive survey is followed by a review of the major archaeological sites in the region.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892367511
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,079,506
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Gulf of Naples : Ischia/Pithekoussai, Cumae, Partenope, and Naples36
Poseidonia/Paestum62
Velia82
Lokroi Epizephyrioi90
Kroton104
Sybaris and Thurii114
Siris and Herakleia122
Metapontion130
Taranto144
Naxos156
Taormina (Tauromenion)162
Lentini (Leontinoi) and Catania (Katane)168
Zankle/Messina, Milazzo (Mylai)174
Lipari (Lipara)178
Tindari184
Himera188
Megara Hyblaia194
Syracuse202
Eloro, Acre, and Kasmenai216
Gela224
Kamarina230
Morgantina234
Agrigento (Akragas)240
Selinunte256
Herakleia Minoa268
Segesta272

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >