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By Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees

A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to a variety of new techniques to the interval.

  • The first accomplished and obtainable survey of advancements within the examine of archaic Greece
  • Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
  • Gives equivalent emphasis to validated subject matters corresponding to tyranny and political reform and more moderen topics like gender and ethnicity
  • Combines debts of historic advancements with local surveys of archaeological facts and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
  • Explores the impression of jap and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
  • Uses archaeological and literary proof to reconstruct huge styles of social and cultural development

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Robert W. Wallace is Professor of Classics at Northwestern University. He has worked widely in Greek history, law, music theory, and numismatics. Among many publications, he is the author of The Areopagos Council, to 307 BC (1989); “The Sophists in Athens,” in D. Boedeker and K. A. ), Democracy, Empire, and the Arts in Fifth-century Athens (1998): 203–22; Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Democratic Athens (forthcoming), and co-author of Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007).

1992), and Wealth and the Power of Wealth in Classical Athens (1981), besides much activity on jointly edited volumes and as editor of JHS 1973–77 and of Archaeological Reports 1972–4. His many scholarly interests include the economies of the Hellenistic world, Delphi, Gortyn, the administrative and cultic history of the Greek states, the problems of post-Mycenaean state-formation, and the modern historiography of ancient Greece. Nick Fisher is Professor of Ancient History in the Cardiff School of History and Archaeology at Cardiff University.

Josef Wiesehöfer is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Kiel and Director of its Department of Classics. He is a member of the Centre for Asian and African Studies at his university, corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute and the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen, and (co-)editor of various series: Oriens et Occidens (Stuttgart), Asien und Afrika (Hamburg), Achaemenid History (Leiden), and Oikumene (Frankfurt). His main interests are in the history of the ancient near east and its relations with the Mediterranean world, in social history, the history of early modern travelogues, and the history of scholarship.

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