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    DescriptionAfter colonizing the Aegean islands and the coast of Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks turned toward southern Italy and Sicily, driven by the unrest that troubled their homeland in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. The new arrivals brought with them their language, as well as their cultural and religious traditions and the institution of the polis. In Italy they created an autonomous political community that eventually surpassed the cities of Greece in wealth, military power, and architectural and cultural splendour. Such forefathers of Western philosophy as Pythagoras, Parmenides, and Archimedes lived and worked within this civilization. The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily presents an overview of Greek colonization in Italy and the principal historical events that took place in this area from the Archaic period until the ascendancy of the Romans. Thiscomprehensive survey is followed by a review of the major archaeological sites in the region.

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    Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luca Cerchai, By (author) Lorena Jannelli, By (author) Fausto Longo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,293 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892367511
    ISBN 10: 0892367512

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, HIS002020, HIS002010
    DC22: 937/.701, 937.701
    LC classification: DG55.M3 C4
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DG55.M3 C4713 2004
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    240 colour illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Publishing
    Publication date
    24 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Luca Cerchiai is professor of Italian archaeology and Etruscology at the University of Salerno. Lorena Jannelli is archaeological inspector at the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici of Liguria. Fausto Longo is a specialist in classical archaeology at the University of Lecce and doctor of research in archaeology at the University of Naples.