By Keith G. Walker
This e-book provides for the 1st time a background of Eretria through the Archaic period, the city's so much striking interval of political significance and Keith Walker examines all of the significant parts of the city's success.
One of the foremost elements explored is Eretria's position as a pioneer coloniser in either the Levant and the West - its early Aegaen 'island empire' anticipates that of Athens via greater than a century, and Eretrian delivery and exchange was once equally widespread.
Eretria's significant, certainly dominant, position within the occasions of principal Greece within the final half the 6th century, and within the occasions of the Ionian rebellion to 490 is obviously verified, and the tyranny of Diagoras (c.538-509), possibly the golden age of the town, is totally examined.
Full documentation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological resources (most of which has formerly been inaccessible to an English speaking-audience) is supplied, making a interesting heritage and important source for the Greek historian.
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On the name: Plin. HN 4, 64; Knoepfler 1981, 308; Bérard 1985a, 268–75, Tritle 1992, 140–1. 18 The Erasinos: Str. v: ‘wahrscheinlich das jetzt Bach von Vathya genannt’ (Philippson). The Imbrasos (Parthenios): schol. Pi. Ol. 6, 149; Geyer 1903, 29 and n. 1; Baumeister 1864, 17 and n. 45. 19 Richardson 1903, 111–14. 20 Apollod. 6, 7–11; schol. ad Lyc. 386; 1093; Hyg. 116; schol. ad Stat. Achill. 1, 93; Serv. ad Aen. 9, 260; E. Helen 766–7; 1126–31. Cf. v. Gantz, Early Greek Myth. A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, Baltimore MD, 1996, vol.
Cf. v. Gantz, Early Greek Myth. A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, Baltimore MD, 1996, vol. II, 695–7. Zimmern, The Greek Commonwealth, Oxford, 1915, 30. 22 An expression attributed to Philip V of Macedonia: Plb. 18, 11, 5; Liv. 32, 37, 4. Picard, Chalcis et la Conféderation eubéenne (IV-I siècle), Paris, 1979, 212–18. See also Gehrke 1992, 98–117. For Prasiai on the Euboian Gulf coast of Attica as the principal port for the export of grain in the first half of the sixth century: A. French, ‘The party of Peisistratos’, G&R 6 1959, 46–57.
The pre-Hellenes in Euboia spoke a language (or languages), the only surviving traces of which are a number of toponyms and a few other names ending in -ssos and -nthos,84 and perhaps those ending in -ai and -stos, together with a few with the medial -op(s)-. The first group has long been regarded as pre-Hellenic. 86 Narkissos the plant hero is intimately linked to Eretria. ) may be symbolic of the supplanting of the earlier -nthos/-ssos people by the -op(s)-/-ai/stos people, identified in the next section with the Dryopians and Ellopians.
Archaic Eretria: A Political and Social History from the Earliest Times to 490 BC by Keith G. Walker