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Bibil Identifier bibil:220265
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Origins of Greek Colonisation and the Greek Polis
Title (English, ) Some Observations
Author Domínguez, Adolfo J.
Journal Ancient West & East (Volume: 10)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 195-207 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Some examples used in recent years to minimise or deny the existence of Greek colonisation (for example Pithekoussai) can be interpreted differently today in light of recent excavations and surveys. On the other hand, the beginnings of the process leading to the formation of the polis in Greece may be anticipated as well, at least until the 9th century BC. This would suggest that the beginning of Greek colonisation must be analysed within the framework of the configuration of the polis. The strongly aristocratic nature of the emergent polis explains the role of the aristocracy in the colonial process. Furthermore, the aristocratic polis was responsible for the development of mechanisms aimed at obtaining the necessary manpower to carry out successful foundations.
DOI 10.2143/AWE.10.0.2141819
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Colony
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