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Aegina Kolonna

Walter Gauss.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 5242 words.

Aegina was one of the major centers of the Aegean Bronze Age. This article discusses the most important information about the site of Kolonna, the main settlement known on the island. The...

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Aegina, the Cyclades, and Crete

Kenneth Sheedy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Ancient Greek History. 9775 words.

During the fifth and sixth centuries BC, the massive issues of Aegina dominated coin circulation throughout the Cyclades and Crete. The Cycladic islands were quick to bring out their own...

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Akrotiri

Christos Doumas.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 4232 words.

Forty years of continuous and systematic geological and archaeological investigations at Akrotiri on the island of Santorini (Thera) have yielded ample evidence for reconstructing the...

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alcoholism, Greek

John Maxwell O'Brien and Barney Rickenbacker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 421 words.

The ancient Greeks were unfamiliar with modern concepts of alcoholism, but they were well aware of self-destructive drinking and the effects of habitual drunkenness. In the Odyssey, *Homer makes a...

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Alexander the Great

Pierre Briant.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 3944 words.

This article argues that the centrality of Alexander the Great to the study of imperialism and cultural transfer can scarcely be in doubt. Indeed, the subject of Alexander is so heavily...

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Archaeology

James Whitley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Ancient Greek History. 5144 words.

This article emphasizes that no ancient artefact can speak to people in isolation; rather, one has to consider the ‘patterns’ of occurrence, and the dialogue they establish with other forms...

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archers, Greek and Hellenistic

John F. Lazenby.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 596 words.

Archaeological evidence shows that both the ‘self’ (i.e. made of one piece) and the ‘composite’ bow were known to bronze age Greece, and the considerable quantities of arrow-heads—flint, obsidian,...

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Argolid

Sofia Voutsaki.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 6896 words.

The Argolid is one of the most intensively investigated and best-documented regions of the Aegean. Due to its fertile soils and its geographic position at the crossroads of communication...

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Asia Minor to the Ionian Revolt

Koray Konuk.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

February 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Ancient Greek History. 8666 words.

Monetary exchange in Asia Minor started with barter and continued with the use of a wide range of commodities as money. Coinage originated in the middle of the seventh century. In Anatolia...

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The Athenian Empire

Polly Low.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 5172 words.

This article argues that problems of terminology also plague the study of the Athenian Empire, drawing attention to the many ancient Greek words that have been translated as ‘empire’....

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Athens, Prehistory

O. T. P. K. Dickinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 203 words.

The more substantial remains of later periods have largely effaced prehistoric settlement evidence, apart from subterranean features like tombs and wells. The distribution of these suggests...

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Ayia Triada

Vincenzo La Rosa.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 6415 words.

Ayia Triada was first explored in May 1902 by F. Halbherr and was originally thought to be a necropolis of Phaistos. Halbherr bore in mind the crucial issue of the relationship between the...

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Boeotia

Anastasia Dakouri-Hild.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 7026 words.

Boeotia, is located in central mainland Greece and a number of surveys have taken place in it to date. Other surveys have taken place as part of the Ohio Boeotia Thisbe Expedition, the...

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Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck

George F. Bass.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 2247 words.

The Cape Gelidonya shipwreck lies at the western side of the mouth of the Antalya Bay in southern Turkey. The current between these islands, especially when a calm allows water backed up in...

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Central and Southern Peloponnese

William G. Cavanagh.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 4808 words.

The Peloponnese, the heartland of Mycenaean civilization, covers about 19,000 square kilometers. Of this, the Argolid, so prominent in accounts of the Bronze Age Aegean, forms only eleven...

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Chronology and Terminology

Sturt W. Manning.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 8342 words.

This article argues that scholarship that is concerned with the discovery, creation, and interpretation of Aegean prehistory has, throughout its history, been intimately associated with the...

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The Collapse at the End of the Bronze Age

Oliver Dickinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 3702 words.

General loss of faith in “invasion theories” as explanations of cultural change, doubts about the value of the Greek legends as sources for Bronze Age history, and closer dating of the...

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Coming of Age, Peer Groups, and Rites of Passage

Claude Calame.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 5405 words.

In comparing the symposium to a Männerbund (brotherhood), this article reflects on its role as a backdrop to the discourse of social ‘initiation’ in a broader discussion of ‘rites of...

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Crete

Peter Tomkins and Ilse Schoep.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 8101 words.

This article states that traditionally, the story of the Early Bronze Age of Crete has been one constructed between two pivotal points of change. The first, at the Neolithic period—Early...

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Crete

Ilse Schoep.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 5847 words.

This article suggests that the emergence of the “First” or “Old” Palaces is generally considered to be the main event of the Middle Bronze Age on Crete. These “palaces” are widely believed...

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