A Companion to Archaic Greece

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Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees
Wiley, May 11, 2009 - History - 792 pages
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A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period.
  • The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developments in the study of archaic Greece
  • Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
  • Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny and political reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity
  • Combines accounts of historical developments with regional surveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments of selected themes
  • Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures in the development of Greece
  • Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broad patterns of social and cultural development

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About the author (2009)

Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics and History, Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence (2005-8) and Director of the Program in Ancient Studies at Brown University. His recent publications include The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece (2004), Social Struggles in Archaic Rome (Blackwell, 2005) and War and Peace in the Ancient World (Blackwell, 2006).

Hans van Wees is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. His publications include Status Warriors: War, Violence and Society in Homer and History (1992) and Greek Warfare: Myths and Realities (2004), and he has co-edited four volumes on archaic Greece, war and violence, and Herodotus.

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