Archaic Eretria

Archaic Eretria

by Keith G. Walker, G. Walker Keith


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This book presents for the first time a history of Eretria during the Archaic Era, the city's most notable period of political importance and Keith Walker examines all the major elements of the city's success.

One of the key factors explored is Eretria's role as a pioneer coloniser in both the Levant and the West - its early Aegaen 'island empire' anticipates that of Athens by more than a century, and
Eretrian shipping and trade was similarly widespread.

Eretria's major, indeed dominant, role in the events of central Greece in the last half of the sixth century, and in the events of the Ionian Revolt to
490 is clearly demonstrated, and the tyranny of Diagoras (c.538-509), perhaps the golden age of the city, is fully examined.

Full documentation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological sources (most of which has previously been inaccessible to an English speaking-audience) is provided, creating a fascinating history and valuable resource for the Greek historian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415285520
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/20/2004
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

General Maps of Euboia and the Eretrias
Ch. 1: The Geography of Euboia and the Eretrias
Ch. 2: Prehistory, Mythology, and Cult. The Earliest Inhabitants of Euboia from the Late Neolithic to the End of the Mycenaean Age
Ch. 3: Old Eretria (Lefkandi) during the Dark Ages and Early Iron Age (c. 1050-750)
Ch. 4: Eretria from c. 850 to c. 650: the Archaeological History, the Site of the City and its Early Constitutional Evolution
Ch. 5: Eretria: its History in the Wider Greek World during the Seventh and Early-Sixth Centuries
Ch. 6: Eretria: Emergent "Great Power" of the Mid-Sixth Century
Ch. 7: The Tyranny of Diagoras (c. 538-509)
Ch. 8: The Eretrian Democracy (c. 509-490)
Ch. 9: Eretria in the 490's
Ch. 10: Epilogue

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