Archaic Eretria: A Political and Social History from the Earliest Times to 490 BC, by Walker,Keith G.
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- ISBN: 9780415285520 | 0415285526
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/20/2004
This is the first detailed history of one of the most prosperous and important Greek cities of the pre-classical period; Eretria was the moving spirit in Greek resistance to Persia dominance, and a significant overseas colonizer. Keith Walker's stimulating and thoughtful work weaves together evidence from archaeology, philology, textual research, epigraphy and numismatics. It begins by examining the period from the later Neolithic to the early Iron Age. The latter chapters cover the city's rise to prominence in the Archaic era, with skilful reconstruction of the complex alliances and enmities of the Greek cities.