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City Walls in the Written Record and the Visual Arts

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the textual evidence pertaining to the establishment of the Archaic city walls. These include written sources and terminology relevant to that time period as well as ... More


Introduction

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to discuss the importance of settlement fortifications and Archaic city walls, how the Greek poleis were normally fortified, and the ... More


Types of Fortification

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter talks about the different classifications of fortified settlement starting from the Early Iron Age, followed by the Archaic fortifications and that of the polis. Early Iron Age ... More


Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Rune Frederiksen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book assembles all sources for Archaic city walls in the ancient Greek world, and argues that widespread fortification of settlements and towns, usually considered to date from the Classical ... More


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