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Aegina Kolonna  

Walter Gauss

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Aegina was one of the major centers of the Aegean Bronze Age. This article discusses the most important information about the site of Kolonna, the main settlement known on the island. The ... More

Aegina, the Cyclades, and Crete  

Kenneth Sheedy

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
During the fifth and sixth centuries BC, the massive issues of Aegina dominated coin circulation throughout the Cyclades and Crete. The Cycladic islands were quick to bring out their own ... More

Akrotiri  

Christos Doumas

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Forty years of continuous and systematic geological and archaeological investigations at Akrotiri on the island of Santorini (Thera) have yielded ample evidence for reconstructing the ... More

Alexander the Great  

Pierre Briant

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article argues that the centrality of Alexander the Great to the study of imperialism and cultural transfer can scarcely be in doubt. Indeed, the subject of Alexander is so heavily ... More

Ancient Concepts of Personal Identity  

Christopher Gill

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The burgeoning science of human nature recognized the implications for human identity. In the later fifth or early fourth centuries BCE philosophers started to develop a systematically ... More

Archaeology  

James Whitley

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article emphasizes that no ancient artefact can speak to people in isolation; rather, one has to consider the ‘patterns’ of occurrence, and the dialogue they establish with other ... More

Argolid  

Sofia Voutsaki

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The Argolid is one of the most intensively investigated and best-documented regions of the Aegean. Due to its fertile soils and its geographic position at the crossroads of communication ... More

Arming Greeks for Battle  

Eero Jarva

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter explores the Greek armored infantrymen and the weapons they carried. The hoplite shield is called Argive. The Boeotian is a shield that appears on seventh- and sixth-century ... More

Asia Minor to the Ionian Revolt  

Koray Konuk

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
Monetary exchange in Asia Minor started with barter and continued with the use of a wide range of commodities as money. Coinage originated in the middle of the seventh century. In Anatolia ... More

Assyria At War: Strategy and Conduct  

Andreas Fuchs

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines Assyria's military strategy and conduct of war. It argues that the rise of Assyria can be explained by the peculiar historical setting of the later tenth century and ... More

The Athenian Empire  

Polly Low

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article argues that problems of terminology also plague the study of the Athenian Empire, drawing attention to the many ancient Greek words that have been translated as ‘empire’. ... More

The Athenian Expedition to Sicily  

Lee L. Brice

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the Sicilian Expedition by Athens. Athens sent a large military force to Sicily in what has come to be called the Sicilian Expedition. The expedition, which grew ... More

Authorial Comments in Thucydides  

Matthieu de Bakker

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter argues that authorial comments are an important tool of Thucydides’ historiographical strategy. As the comments interrelate with the longer authorial essays, the surrounding ... More

Ayia Triada  

Vincenzo La Rosa

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Ayia Triada was first explored in May 1902 by F. Halbherr and was originally thought to be a necropolis of Phaistos. Halbherr bore in mind the crucial issue of the relationship between the ... More

Biography  

Christopher Pelling

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article points out that the genre of biography was also fundamentally concerned with Hellenic identity. As the discussion holds, ancient biographies do not just describe individuals, ... More

Boeotia  

Anastasia Dakouri-Hild

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Boeotia, is located in central mainland Greece and a number of surveys have taken place in it to date. Other surveys have taken place as part of the Ohio Boeotia Thisbe Expedition, the ... More

Books and Literacy  

Wolfgang Rösler

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Undeniably, in the course of time, texts and readers became more prominent. Yet, as this article explains, all ancient texts remain part of a larger cultural context that is different from ... More

Bronze Age Greece  

John Bennet

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of state formation in ancient Greece during the Bronze Age, providing an overview of the nature of the Minoan states and the extent of control exercised ... More

Campaign and Battle Narratives in Thucydides  

Edith Foster

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter reviews the campaign and battle narratives of Thucydides’ History. It discusses the structural role of campaign narratives in the History, and then focusses on the prologues, ... More

Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck  

George F. Bass

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The Cape Gelidonya shipwreck lies at the western side of the mouth of the Antalya Bay in southern Turkey. The current between these islands, especially when a calm allows water backed up ... More

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