A Companion to Archaic Greece  -     Edited By: Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees
    By: Kurt A. Raaflaub(Eds.) & Hans van Wees(Eds.)
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A Companion to Archaic Greece

John Wiley & Sons / 2009 / Hardcover

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A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture, readers will be introduced to the range of approaches to the period, giving equal emphasis to both topics such as tyranny and political reform as well as topics such as gender and ethnicity. Both archaeological and literary evidence is used to reconstruct broad patterns of social and cultural development.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 792
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 0631230459
ISBN-13: 9780631230458
Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/09/14.
Series: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World

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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

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"For those interested in Classical Greece, this volume is an essential."  (Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, 11 December 2013)

"This is a varied, wide-ranging, stimulating and exciting volume which should open the way to even further investigations of archaic Greece." Bryn Mawr Classical Review, February 2011

"Offers an unprecedented range and depth of perspectives and material, much of which has been otherwise unavailable in English." Ancient West and East

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