Mycenaean Messenia And The Kingdom Of Pylos

Author: Richard Hope Simpson
Publisher: INSTAP
ISBN: 1623033519
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Mycenaean Messenia And The Kingdom Of Pylos from the Author: Richard Hope Simpson. This study outlines the state of our present knowledge concerning the Mycenaean settlements in Messenia and examines the evidence for reconstructing the political geography of the “Kingdom” of Pylos. The progress of archaeological exploration in Messenia is reviewed in relation to the Mycenaean (Late Helladic [LH]) period. The data from excavations and surveys concerning the Mycenaean settlements in Messenia are summarized. The author attempts to determine the extent of the “Kingdom” and to identify the locations of its main districts by correlating the archaeological data from Mycenaean sites with the the inscriptions in Linear B found in the “Palace of Nestor” at Ano Englianos.

The Ancient Messenians

Author: Nino Luraghi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139471899
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The Ancient Messenians from the Author: Nino Luraghi. Early in the archaic period of Greek history, Messenia was annexed and partially settled by its powerful neighbour, Sparta. Achieving independence in the fourth century BC, the inhabitants of Messenia set about trying to forge an identity for themselves separate from their previous identity as Spartan subjects, refunctionalising or simply erasing their Spartan heritage. Professor Luraghi provides a thorough examination of the history of Messenian identity and consequently addresses a range of questions and issues whose interest and importance have only been widely recognised by ancient historians during the last decade. By a detailed scrutiny of the ancient written sources and the archaeological evidence, the book reconstructs how the Messenians perceived and constructed their own ethnicity at different points in time, by applying to Messenian ethnicity insights developed by anthropologists and early medieval historians.


Author: Rodney Castleden
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415363365
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Mycenaeans from the Author: Rodney Castleden. The Mycenaean world: the stuff of legends and heroes who conquered Troy and who still stand at the heart of Greek identity today. This clear, detailed study brings their civilisation, culture, and history to life for both students and enthusiasts.

The Palace Of Nestor At Pylos In Western Messenia Vol 1

Author: Carl William Blegen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140087968X
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The Palace Of Nestor At Pylos In Western Messenia Vol 1 from the Author: Carl William Blegen. Homer's King Nestor of "sandy Pylas" passes from legend into history in this first volume of the report of excavations on a hill called Englianos in Messenia, conducted by the Archaeological Expedition of the University of Cincinnati. The palace with its contents and the surrounding lower town indicate that this was an administrative center and the capital of a prosperous Mycenaean kingdom. The name Pylos appears on more than fifty tablets, and there can be no doubt that this was the Messenian abode of the Nestor of Greek tradition. Destroyed by fire at the end of the 13th century B.C., and never reoccupied, the palace has lain for more than 3,000 years in ruins. During the annual campaigns of the Expedition between 1952 and 1964, it emerged as a complex of four separate structures of considerable size. The floors, stumps of wall bearing plaster with painted decorations, doorways, and other evidence helped to identify gateways, courts, porticoes, vestibules, corridors, a great throne room, storerooms, a wine magazine, pantries filled with pottery, a bathroom, stairways, and a repair shop. Except for the tablets, seals, and frescoes, which will be described in other volumes, all the finds are recorded and illustrated with plans, drawings, and photographs. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Mycenaean Civilization

Author: Bryan Feuer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078641748X
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Mycenaean Civilization from the Author: Bryan Feuer. Classical Greeks considered the Mycenaean civilization to be the basis of their glorious and heroic heritage, but its material existence was not confirmed until the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann in the late nineteenth century. In the ensuing years, as with the field of archaeology in general, emphasis has shifted from revealing monuments and finding treasure to dealing with less glamorous, more scientifically-oriented investigations concerning aspects such as social and political organization, economic functions and settlement patterns. With its more than 2000 entries, this reference work serves as both an introduction to and a summary of the study of ancient Mycenaean civilization. Considerably expanded from the first edition, there are 500 new entries representing materials published since 1991. The largest part of the book is made up of annotated bibliography entries arranged topically with introductory material for each section. The book also includes a general introduction to Mycenaean civilization, a glossary, and author, place and subject indexes.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Bronze Age Aegean

Author: Eric H. Cline
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199873607
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The Oxford Handbook Of The Bronze Age Aegean from the Author: Eric H. Cline. The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean provides a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the Bronze Age Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BC) and describes the most important debates and discussions within the discipline. Presented in four separate sections within the Handbook, the sixty-six commissioned articles cover topics ranging from chronological and geographical to thematic to site-specific. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and advanced students alike.

Individuals And Society In Mycenaean Pylos

Author: Dimitri Nakassis
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004251464
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Individuals And Society In Mycenaean Pylos from the Author: Dimitri Nakassis. This book revises our understanding of Mycenaean society through a detailed prosopographical analysis of individuals attested in the administrative texts from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos in southwestern Greece, ca. 1200 BC.

Documents In Mycenaean Greek

Author: Michael Ventris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107503418
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Documents In Mycenaean Greek from the Author: Michael Ventris. In this second edition of Documents in Mycenaean Greek, Chadwick examines how the study of the subject has expanded since 1953.

Urbanism In The Aegean Bronze Age

Author: Keith Branigan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567608085
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Urbanism In The Aegean Bronze Age from the Author: Keith Branigan. State-formation and the emergence of civilization have been two of the major arenas of debate in Aegean prehistory for the last twenty five years. The process of urbanization has therefore been at the forefront of scholarly debate. Bronze Age towns, however, have largely been ignored, particularly at a generalized level. Research has usually focused on their architecture, and particularly their elite or public architecture, rather than their general nature and character, and many studies have been restricted to a single town or even a single building. This volume redresses the balance and draws attention and thought not only to urban settlements as a whole but to their social and economic roles, their demographic significance and ultimately to their character and personality.