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The Archaeology of Greek Colonisation: Essays Dedicated to Sir John Boardman

The Archaeology of Greek Colonisation: Essays Dedicated to Sir John Boardman

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Edited by G. R. Tsetskhladze, Edited by Franco de Angelis

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  • Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 236mm x 10mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0947816615
  • ISBN 13: 9780947816612
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 31 b/w figs, 3tbs
  • Sales rank: 732,461

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This collection of eight essays on the archaeology of Greek colonisation, dedicated to Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his retirement, is now being reprinted in paperback. Greek colonisation continues to be a much debated topic among ancient historians and archaeologists of the Mediterranean region. These classic essays focus on archaeological research, but they consider themes relevant to archaeologists and historians alike, including: the motivation for colonisation, identity and social integration; technology and trade; collaboration, competition and conflict. First published in 1994, the new edition includes a new preface and corrections.

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edited by Gocha R Tsetskhladze and Franco De Angelis

Table of contents

The nature and standing of the early western colonies (A M Snodgrass); Precolonisation: early Greek contact with the East (M R Popham); Phoenicians and Greeks in the West: a view from Pithekoussai (D Ridgway); Prospectors and pioneers: Pithekoussai, Kyme and central Italy (J N Coldstream); Massalia and colonization in the north-western Mediterranean (B B Shefton): The foundation of Selinous: overpopulation or opportunities? (F De Angelis); Greek penetration of the Black Sea (G R Tsetskhladze); Settlement for trade and land in North Africa: problems of identity (J Boardman).