By Keith G. Walker
This e-book provides for the 1st time a heritage of Eretria through the Archaic period, the city's so much extraordinary interval of political significance and Keith Walker examines the entire significant components of the city's success.
One of the major components explored is Eretria's function as a pioneer coloniser in either the Levant and the West - its early Aegaen 'island empire' anticipates that of Athens by means of greater than a century, and Eretrian transport and exchange used to be equally widespread.
Eretria's significant, certainly dominant, position within the occasions of relevant Greece within the final half the 6th century, and within the occasions of the Ionian riot to 490 is obviously tested, and the tyranny of Diagoras (c.538-509), might be the golden age of the town, is absolutely examined.
Full documentation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological resources (most of which has formerly been inaccessible to an English speaking-audience) is supplied, making a interesting heritage and precious source for the Greek historian.
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53 PAAE 1977, 30. 54 Described more fully in Ch. 3, pp. 81–3. 55 Hsch. v. makes this a synonym of . Bakhuizen 1976, 63–4, denies any link he believes that the root is pre-Greek (58–64). with 56 Or indeed on Euboia except for Aidepsos in the north. See n. 59 below. , Pt II, passim. 58 Bakhiuzen 1976, 48–57 (despite Str. 10, 1, 9 C447). For another explanation of the association of central Euboia with bronze work, see Ch. 5, p. 160. 59 Ibid. In Pt II, he shows, convincingly, that any metallurgy carried on in Khalkis was related to the production of iron, not copper, and discusses the sources, local and foreign, of the raw .
V. Wallace, thesis, Baltimore, MD, 1936a, 3–4. Abantis was also the name of an area in Epeiros (Albania), later associated with Eretrian colonisation (Paus. 5, 22, 4), as well as the name of one of the phylai (tribes) of Khalkis. 7 Ch. 7, pp. 214–17. Geyer, 1903, 96; 107, however, believed that it was under Histiaian domination. 8 Euboia lies along a north-west to south-east axis. e. of Eretria). Generally I refer to the Aegean coast as ‘north’, and the Euboian Gulf coast as ‘south’. 9 10, 1, 3 C445.
2528; Okhe: Str. 10, 1, 3 C445); Khalkis: Kallidemos ap. Plin. HN 4, 64; Khalkodontis: Plin. HN 4, 64; Asopis: Plin. HN 4, 64; Scymn. 569; and, of course, Euboia. For the mythology of the nymph Euboia: Eust. ad Hom. Il. pert. 2 535; cf. Str. 10, 1, 3 C445; Plin. HN 4, 64; Skymn. The History of Eretria to 198 BC, unpubl. PhD 567–78; Hsch. v. Wallace, thesis, Baltimore, MD, 1936a, 3–4. Abantis was also the name of an area in Epeiros (Albania), later associated with Eretrian colonisation (Paus. 5, 22, 4), as well as the name of one of the phylai (tribes) of Khalkis.
Archaic Eretria: A Political and Social History from the Earliest Times to 490 BC by Keith G. Walker