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A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture whichintroduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to theperiod.
The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developmentsin the study of archaic Greece
Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological andgeographical context
Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny andpolitical reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity
Combines accounts of historical developments with regionalsurveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments ofselected themes
Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures inthe development of Greece
Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broadpatterns of social and cultural development