The Dark Age of Greece: An Archeological Survey of the Eleventh to the Eighth Centuries B.C.

The Dark Age of Greece: An Archeological Survey of the Eleventh to the Eighth Centuries B.C.


By (author) A. M. Snodgrass

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 33mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415936365
  • ISBN 13: 9780415936361
  • Illustrations note: 138 colour illustrations

Product description

This is a classic work of archaeology by one of the premier figures in the field. First published in 1971, A.M. Snodgrass' The Dark Age if Greece is the most comprehensive and coherent account available of this period of ancient Greece.

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Author information

A.M. Snodgrass is Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Archaic Greece: The Age of Experiment (1980), An Archaeology of Greece (1987), and Homer and the Artists (1988).

Review quote

"A book which attempts much and achieves much. It has the paradoxical distinction of conjuring order and light from the shadows and uncertainties of a truly dark age."-Antiquity "A comprehensive archaeological and interpretive survey of the dark age...a study in which students of these formative centuries in Greek history will have an important handbook as well as find challenging ideas."-American Journal of Archaeology

Table of contents

List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations 1. The Concept of a Dark Age 2. The Regional Pottery Styles 3. The Chronology of the Early Iron Age in Greece 4. The Grave 5. Iron and Other Metals 6. External Relations 7. The Internal Situation General Index Site Index