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Archaic Eretria: A Political and Social History from the Earliest Times to 490 BC Keith G Walker

Archaic Eretria: A Political and Social History from the Earliest Times to 490 BC

Keith G Walker

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781134450978
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368 pages
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This book presents for the first time a history of Eretria during the Archaic Era, the citys most notable period of political importance and Keith Walker examines all the major elements of the citys success.One of the key factors explored isMoreThis book presents for the first time a history of Eretria during the Archaic Era, the citys most notable period of political importance and Keith Walker examines all the major elements of the citys success.One of the key factors explored is Eretrias role as a pioneer coloniser in both the Levant and the West - its early Aegaen island empire anticipates that of Athens by more than a century, and Eretrian shipping and trade was similarly widespread.Eretrias major, indeed dominant, role in the events of central Greece in the last half of the sixth century, and in the events of the Ionian Revolt to 490 is clearly demonstrated, and the tyranny of Diagoras (c.538-509), perhaps the golden age of the city, is fully examined.Full documentation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological sources (most of which has previously been inaccessible to an English speaking-audience) is provided, creating a fascinating history and valuable resource for the Greek historian.