Sergey Solovyov's Archaic Greek culture : history, archaeology, art and PDF

By Sergey Solovyov

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Gates Fig. 2. Map, Northeast Mediterranean: Cilicia and Hatay (Turkey) 19571; Morris 1992a, 1992b; for Cilicia: Röllig 1992; Zoroğlu 1994b; Casabonne 2004). In the Archaic period, Greeks were entering lands belonging to long-established Near Eastern cultures, Phoenicians and Egyptians, notably, but lands that would be conquered in turn by Assyrians, Babylonians, and Persians. The tumultuous histories of these grand states and their many cultural components make up the dramatic background in which Greek presences need to be evaluated (Kuhrt 2002, 17–8).

2. 3], as a means of stressing their rivalries with the Greeks (Nenci 1987, 921–33; Braccesi 1989, 107–14; Capdeville 1999, 45–6). 2. The Iberian Peninsula (Fig. 2) Before considering the Greek presence in the Iberian Peninsula, it is important to note that, in contrast with other Mediterranean regions that had Greek colonies, real apoikiai, only two Greek cities can be distinguished: Emporion and Rhode. In the rest of Iberia, Greek activity was mainly commercial, not calling for the establishment of permanent settlements: at most there might have been coastal towns in which stable Greek communities could have existed, although only at certain periods.

This seizure of territory from many native communities led, after the fall of the tyranny, to a fight by the Sicels, under Ducetius, to restore the old balance [Diodorus 11. 76] (Manganaro 1996, 32–3), although this became subsumed in a campaign, perhaps the most interesting of whose objectives was the creation of a synteleia or political and military alliance which, in Diodorus’ words [11. 8] included all the Sicel poleis which were of the same race (homoethneis) except Hybla. Related to this last, it is also probable that we must ascribe to Hellenic influence the creation of ethnic identities among the non-Greek peoples of Sicily, mainly Sicels, Sicans and Elymians, already perfectly delineated in Thucydides [6.

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