Anatolia: The First Millennium B.C.E. in Historical Context

G. Kenneth Sams

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195376142
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199940127 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Anatolia: The First Millennium B.C.E. in Historical Context

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This article provides an overview of the first millennium BCE, drawing on a wide range of sources to put into perspective the sweeping changes of the Iron Age, with invasions by peoples of the steppe, creation and destruction of a native Anatolian empire, the arrival and settling of the Greeks on the Aegean coast, and the first large-scale and long-lived invasion and subjugation of Anatolia by outsiders, the Persians.

Keywords: Iron Age; invasions; Anatolian empire; Greek settlements; Persians

Article.  9346 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East

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