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Archaeology and the Study of the Greek City

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

For more than a hundred years, people studied the Greek city as an entity without making more than negligible use of archaeological evidence. As late as 1969, in the translated second edition of ... More


War in Two Theaters

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242614
eISBN:
9780300249262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242614.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the outbreak of hostilities between Athens and Sparta. By this time, the Athenians knew that the helot rebellion would someday come to an end, that the Spartans would then find ... More


Thucydides on Boiotia and Boiotians

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydidean Themes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the importance of Boiotia and its most powerful city Thebes in Thucydides' thinking. It first considers Thucydides' sources of information for Theban and Boiotian affairs. It ... More


Meaning

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter builds on Chapter 4 and examines whether the Greeks assigned the same basic meaning to the war. It includes three comparative case studies, each of which pairs popular narratives in ... More


Explaining Byzantium

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Byzantium’s foundational tradition is notoriously confused and contradictory, but Megara is traditionally accepted as the first founder. Though Megara’s influence on the cults, institutions, and ... More


Morgantina's AgoraDesign and Drains

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0025
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The agora fulfilled a complex role in the life of Greek cities. In Greek agoras, nearly the whole range of public activities was accommodated: ... More


Understanding Minoan In-House Relationships on Late Bronze Age Crete

Jan Driessen

in Minoan Architecture and Urbanism: New Perspectives on an Ancient Built Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198793625
eISBN:
9780191917127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793625.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Houses, space, and architecture are ways through which identities and social relations are enacted and performed; they produce and support practices that themselves are needed to reproduce or ... More


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