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Books and Literacy

Wolfgang Rösler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 4619 words.

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...

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The Coinage of Athens, Sixth to First Century B.C.

Peter G. Van Alfen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 6713 words.

When the Athenians began to strike coins in the sixth century BC, they produced one of the earliest coinages in the Greek mainland, appearing within a generation or two of the first coins...

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Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear A

Helena Tomas.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 6455 words.

The existence of Bronze Age literacy in the Aegean was first recognized thanks to Arthur Evans's insightful study of seals and other inscribed objects that he saw or purchased while...

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Cypro-Minoan

Nicolle Hirschfeld.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 3936 words.

This article shows that there are approximately 200 identified Cypro-Minoan inscriptions. They are impressed, incised, or painted on a variety of objects and materials in an assortment of...

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Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld

in The Trojan War

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Ancient Greek History. 3653 words.

‘Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld’ considers the first archaeological excavations at Troy. Heinrich Schliemann, a self-made millionaire, conducted the first dig at...

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Epilogue

in The Trojan War

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Ancient Greek History. 2387 words.

What can we say for certain about the Trojan War? The Epilogue summarizes the evidence. A qualified yes is the answer to the questions whether there was a Trojan War and whether Troy has...

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Ethnic Prejudice and Racism

Isaac Benjamin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 5031 words.

Slaves are ubiquitous, yet nearly invisible: central to the functioning of the polis, but ‘outsiders’ to it as well. In this sense, there is something else that they symbolize: the...

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The Exact Sciences

Reviel Netz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 7954 words.

Euclid reads like a modern mathematician, not just because he explores inevitable, mathematical truths, but because he expresses them in a style which resembles very closely that of modern...

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The Hellenistic World: The Cities of Mainland Greece and Asia Minor

Richard Ashton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Historical Archaeology. 8003 words.

A feature of mainland Greece from the fourth to first centuries BC was the production of silver, bronze, and gold coinage in the names of federations, with uniform types and weight...

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The Hittite texts: Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa

in The Trojan War

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Ancient Greek History. 4241 words.

‘The Hittite texts: Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa’ looks at the Hittite records of wars in the vicinity of Troy. It is likely that what the Hittites called ‘Wilusa’ refers to...

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