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    DescriptionThe spread of Greek civilization through Europe, into Africa and the Near East, began long before the classical period, long after Troy, Mycenae and Knossos had fallen. This study provides the archaeologist's point of view of this important period of European history, describing how, out of the Dark Ages of reduced population and comparative penury, the Greeks set their sails north, south, east and west to plant trading posts and colonies, to reap whatever harvest of materials and expertise the barbarian could offer, and to disseminate the benefits of their own rapidly developing and brilliant civilization. The canvas is broad: Greek mercenaries leaving graffiti on the statues of Abel Simbel in southern Egypt; Greek traders braving the Atlantic breakers or introducing wine to Burgundy. This work seeks to demonstrate the value of archaeology to the historical record, and to indicate how much the arts and culture of Classical Greece already owed to foreign influences. For this fourth edition, an additional chapter has been added, summarizing finds and exploring the attitudes that have affected the study of the subject.

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    The Greeks Overseas
    Their Early Colonies and Trade
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Boardman
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500281093
    ISBN 10: 0500281092

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    4, Revised
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    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    332 illustrations
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
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    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 1999
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    A delight. "
    Table of contents
    The nature of the evidence; the background; the eastern adventure; the Greeks in Egypt; Italy, Sicily, and the west; the north and the Black Sea.