By Keith G. Walker
This booklet offers for the 1st time a background of Eretria throughout the Archaic period, the city's so much impressive interval of political value and Keith Walker examines all of the significant parts of the city's success.
One of the major components explored is Eretria's position as a pioneer coloniser in either the Levant and the West - its early Aegaen 'island empire' anticipates that of Athens by way of greater than a century, and Eretrian transport and exchange was once equally widespread.
Eretria's significant, certainly dominant, function within the occasions of important Greece within the final 1/2 the 6th century, and within the occasions of the Ionian insurrection to 490 is obviously proven, and the tyranny of Diagoras (c.538-509), maybe the golden age of town, is totally 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 background and useful source for the Greek historian.
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Extra resources for Archaic Eretria: A Political and Social History from the Earliest Times to 490 BC
2, 46c–d, who appears self-contradictory, but quotes Euenor on the poor quality of Eretrian water. Pickard 1890–7, 375. Str. 10, 1, 4 C445–6. Cf. Thphr. HP 9, 20, 5. Plin. HN 16, 197. This contradicts Thphr. 5, 1, 5–8. Thphr. HP 4, 5, 2; 9, 15, 4; 9, 15, 8; Plin. HN 25, 94. Sfikas, Self-Propagating Trees and Shrubs of Greece, Athens, 1978. Parker, in a private note to me, considers that the folk-etymology of the name is hardly secure; we may note however that Str. 10, 1, 3 C445 indicates that the island was in fact ‘wellcowed’.
Industry, purple dye works, public buildings and gravestones’, JRA 12, 1999, 273–93. For Styreans: Ath. Deipn. 4, 132c. 52 Schmid 1999, 278, with his preliminary reports cited 275, n. 15. 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.
Bursian, Quæstionum Euboïcarum capita selecta, Leipzig, 1856; idem, Geographic von Griechenland II, Pt 3: (die Inselwelt), Leipzig, 1871; J. St, 6, 1890–7, 371–89; Al. Rangavé, ‘Mémoire sur la partie méridionale de l’île d’Eubée’ in Mémoires presentés à l’Académie des Inscriptions ser. 1, vol. St. 6, 1890–7, 59–69). Philippson, Die Griechischen Landschaften. Lehmann), Frankfurt am Main, 1950/59, 549–739. Tsigros, Vyriotes in Australia, Norwood, 1989, 18–44 (but one ought not take too seriously the brief ‘history’ of ‘Argoura’, equated here by him with Virra, south-east of Eretria; for Argoura, cf.