A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture whichintroduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to theperiod.
- The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developmentsin the study of archaic Greece
- Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological andgeographical context
- Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny andpolitical reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity
- Combines accounts of historical developments with regionalsurveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments ofselected themes
- Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures inthe development of Greece
- Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broadpatterns of social and cultural development