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The Greeks overseas by John Boardman
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The Greeks overseas (original 1964; edition 1964)

by John Boardman

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Member:TerenceKempMcKenna
Title:The Greeks overseas
Authors:John Boardman
Info:Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1964.
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Overview of the greek expansion outside Greece from the 8 to 6 century BC.
With as geographical subdivision: East / Egypt / Italy, Sicily and the west / the north and black sea.
Principally based on archeological finding of …. pottery… The study of the developments of the styles and the chronology of pottery an bronze articles is the fundament to interpret this period.
Why pottery?
Commonly used (replaces our glass, cans, plastic, carton …)
Breaks easily, and the shards are durable and worthless ( compare with metal articles that are resettled, wooden that decay)
As style evolves (fashion) 'easily' to date
Due to geographical features (material + style) fine to browse the streams on map

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quite extensive
handy maps, sketches / pictures

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quite boring except for a freak of pottery shards

conclusion:
quite boring description of the greek expansion from 8 -6 century BC based on pottery shards ( )
1 vote albertkep | Feb 7, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500281092, Paperback)

“A masterly summary.”—The Times Literary Supplement

The spread of Greek civilization through Europe and into Africa and the Near East began long before the classical period, long after Troy, Mycenae, and Knossos had fallen. This study gives an archaeologist’s view of one of the most important periods of European history, describing how, out of a time of reduced population and comparative penury, the Greeks set their sails north, south, east, and west to plant trading posts and colonies, to reap whatever harvest of materials and expertise the barbarian could offer, and to disseminate the benefits of their own rapidly developing and brilliant civilization.

The book vividly demonstrates the value of archaeology to the historical record and indicates how much the arts and culture of classical Greece already owed to foreign influences. 332 black-and-white illustrations

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:38 -0400)

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