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By Joseph Roisman

ISBN-10: 1405127759

ISBN-13: 9781405127752

With clean, new translations and broad introductions and annotations, this sourcebook presents an inclusive and built-in view of Greek historical past, from Homer to Alexander the Great.

  • New translations of unique resources are contextualized by means of insightful introductions and annotations
  • Includes more than a few literary, creative and fabric proof from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages
  • Focuses on vital advancements in addition to particular subject matters to create an built-in point of view at the period
  • Links the political and social background of the Greeks to their highbrow accomplishments
  • Includes an up to date bibliography of seminal scholarship
  • An accompanying web site deals extra proof and motives, in addition to hyperlinks to beneficial on-line resources

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3000 BCE). Archaeologists found that the residents of the region from prehistoric to historic times used flake-stone tools such as flints, sickles, scrappers as well as containers. Some were made of obsidian (volcanic glass), which is locally unavailable, and this suggests a probable trade with the closest source of this raw material, the island of Melos. Stone was also used for grinding grain and pressing oil. The finds show that in Classical times (ca. 500–323) grinders were imported ready-made from distant quarries.

For example, an archaeological survey of the southern Argolid in the northeastern Peloponnese has located farms, country shrines, and storehouses in addition to villages and towns. Among the finds are stone tools whose use, surprisingly, did not stop at the end of the Stone Age (ca. 3000 BCE). Archaeologists found that the residents of the region from prehistoric to historic times used flake-stone tools such as flints, sickles, scrappers as well as containers. Some were made of obsidian (volcanic glass), which is locally unavailable, and this suggests a probable trade with the closest source of this raw material, the island of Melos.

Dates of key events are given in the timeline at the front of the book and in parentheses in the text. , 455/4); this is due to the difficulty of matching the modern calendar year with the Athenian one, which began around July. Square brackets indicate editorial comments and modern restorations of words and lines in inscriptions. They also enclose authors whose identity is in doubt. Greek names are Latinized to promote accessibility, although some inconsistency is not always avoidable. The transliteration of Greek terms includes an accent only where necessary to distinguish the term’s pronunciation from English usage.

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