Ancient Greece: From the Mycanaean Palaces to the Age of Greece (Edinburgh Leventis Studies)

Ancient Greece: From the Mycanaean Palaces to the Age of Greece (Edinburgh Leventis Studies)

Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Irene S. Lemos

Language: English

Pages: 720

ISBN: 2:00126549

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This book is the most fundamental reinterpretation of Ancient Greek history, culture, and society in thirty years. The authors refute the traditional view of the Greek Dark Age with evidence of a steady progression from Mycenaean kingship to the conception of aristocratic nobility in the Archaic period.


















‘Divine Right’ [Chrysothemis], ‘Justice over the People’ [Laodice] and ‘Dominion’ [Iphianassa]), which is not true of the names of Elektra or Iphigeneia. It would be dangerous, however, to draw conclusions about relative antiquity from this observation. Willcock here goes no further than to interpret the -anassa element of Iphianassa generically as ‘queen’ and to then roll up the iphi- element into an abstract ‘Dominion’. Likewise Chrysothemis is abstracted and its first element is rolled up into

the town level, but noticed assessments only at the more general district level. This interest, further, remained fixed on the resources themselves. The processes by which they were produced, and the people who produced them, were not subject to scribal attention. The relative size of Ma contributions was a fixed part of a widespread system at the district level, extending also to the requisitioning of workers (Ac series) and fattened pigs (Cn 608). PY Jn 829 represents a different sort of

decentralised industries, and those involving many low-level workers and one raw material, like bronze-working. In the case of Pylos bronze-working we lack the specific correlation of allotments to specific finished products which are so prominent a feature of Knossian textile and wheel records. It was suggested above that the lack of such records in the Pylian textile industry might be because more of the production took place at the centre itself. However, the bronze-workers were operating outside

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