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Bibil Identifier bibil:220268
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Archaeology and the Origo Myths of the Greek Apoikiai
Author Yntema, Douwe
Journal Ancient West & East (Volume: 10)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 243-266 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper deals with a crucial moment in the migration processes: the initial stages of the migrant settlements. It focuses on the character of ancient written sources on this subject and their relationship to the archaeological data. First, a very broad outline is given of the traditional views on this matter. These are based almost exclusively on the writings of ancient Greek authors. A short excursion into the field of post-antique colonisation raises the first doubts about the traditional paradigm. New data supplied by relatively recent archaeological excavations are adduced in order to generate new insights into this subject. These insights produce a new image of the Greek migrations of the 8th and early 7th centuries BC and suggest alternative explanations of the ancient Greek written sources. The case study concerns south-east Italy, but the insights gained from this migration area may well have a much wider significance.
DOI 10.2143/AWE.10.0.2141823
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Colony
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Italy
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