Rather than starting with the traditional beginning of Greek history
in 776 BC, Osborne (Corpus Christi College, Oxford) begins with the
twelfth through ninth century, a period often neglected by histories
of archaic Greece. He shows how history can be written for this
period, going beyond tradition and exploiting the literature, art,
and archeology of the period. In the process, he presents new
information and recent references to the latest scholarship.
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