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    DescriptionThis book discusses Greek attitudes to settlement and territory as articulated through myths and cults. The emphasis is less on the poetic, timeless qualities of the myths, than on their historical function in the archaic and Classical periods, covering the spectrum from explicit charter myths legitimating conquest, displacement and settlement, to the 'precedent-setting' and even aetiological myths, rendering new landscapes 'Greek'. This spectrum is broadest in the world of Spartan colonisation - the Spartan Mediterranean - where the greater challenges to territorial possession and Sparta's acute self-awareness of her relative national youthfulness elicited explicit responses in the form of charter myths. The concept of a Spartan Mediterranean, in contrast to the image of a land-locked Sparta, is a major contribution of this book.


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    Title
    Myth and Territory in the Spartan Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Irad Malkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521520249
    ISBN 10: 052152024X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    DC22: 938.9
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938.9
    LC classification: DF85 .M35 1994
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    Annotated
    Illustrations note
    8 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...this book provides a densely detailed and richly annotated gazetteer of every myth concerning Sparta." Pericles Georges, American Historical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The 'colony of the Dorians' and the Return of the Herakleidai; 2. The Homeric king of Sparta: Menelaos in a Spartan Mediterranean; 3. Spartan colonisation in the Aegean and the Peloponnese; 4. Taras: native hostility, territorial possession, and a new-ancient past; 5. Foundation and territory: the cults of Apollo Karneios and Zeus Ammon; 6. Myth and colonial territory: Libya; 7. Promises unfulfilled: Dorieus between North Africa and Sicily; 8. Myth and decolonization: Sparta's colony at Herakleia Trachinia.