Ancient Greeks West and East (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum)

Ancient Greeks West and East (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum)

Gocha R. Tsestkhladze

Language: English

Pages: 673

ISBN: 2:00141693

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This volume deals with the concept of 'West' and 'East', as held by the ancient Greeks. Cultural exchange in Archaic and Classical Greece through the establishment of Hellenic colonies around the ancient world was an important development, and always a two-way process. To achieve a proper understanding of it requires study from every angle. All 24 papers in this volume combine different types of evidence, discussing them from every perspective: they are examined not only from the point of view of the Greeks but from that of the locals. The book gives new data, as well as re-examining existing evidence and reinterpreting old theories. The book is richly illustrated.



















in our knowledge. There are several questions to which scholars cannot agree on the answers. For example, we still have too little rounded investigation of the reasons for Greek colonisation (cf. Snodgrass 1994, 1; Miller 1997, 12-30). Another unsolved problem is who transported Euboean pottery. Docs the presence of the pottery necessarily mean that the Euboeans themselves were present (Morris 1998; Papadopoulos 1996; 1997; 1998; Boardman 1996; Boardman and Popham 1997; Snodgrass 1994a; cf. Morel

modern examples he uses to clarify his meaning actually involve genetically distinct groups, and I think ordinary English usage still associates "racism" with cases where there are relatively clear physical or genetic differences between two sets of people. We shall investigate whether Greeks thought such difTcrcnccs an important element in defining the barbarian and, if not, why not. 1 1 _ 2 1 is a and not * A French version o f this paper was delivered ai St-Kiicnnc in April 1997. ( I i

to a barbarian model; the bow. a barbarian weapon to classical Greeks, belongs to Paris (3.17). Pandaros (2. 824, 5. 95, 167), Troy's Lycian allies (4. 196), and among Greeks to the bastard Tcuccr (//. 8. 284, 322, 12. 350, 37If. 13. 170, 15. 441, 484), who was later seen as half-ibreign (Tuplin 1996, 69 70); and the "late" (but still Archaii:) Doloneia (//. 10) uses what would later be stereotypical Greek-barbarian differentiae in its presentation of Greeks and Trojans. The (public) Classical

two parts of tombs 934, 935 and 960 has preserved traces of the original lobes and anticipates the floor plan of later chambers. The tombs described as Philistine of necropolis 500 appear then as the end B E T W E E N T H E A E G E A N A N D T H E L E V A N T : T H E PHILISTINES 89 of an indigenous tradition and it is thus quite misleading to sec any borrowing from the Aegean in them. In this context it is interesting to recall that the Myccnacans did not export their funerary

belong to the intermediate Tvpc 4 variety than to an earlier stage in ihe development o f class; cf Kearsley 1989. 97. ] IIĀ» R.A. KEARSLEY is the fact that even within the large corpus of newly registered pottery in the British Museum's collection there is no local or Phoenician pottery which might indicate there had been a pre-Greek settlement at Al Mina. In Level 9 non-Greek pottery is scarce; nothing at all is labelled Level 10." If, as has been suggested (e.g., Perreault 1993, 80), it

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