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Geometric Greece

900–700 BC, 2nd Edition

By J.N. Coldstream


456 pages

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pub: 2003-08-28
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J.N. Coldstream has now fully updated his comprehensive survey with a substantial new chapter on the abundant discoveries and developments made since the book's first publication.

The text is presented in three main sections: the passing of the dark ages, c.900–770 BC; the Greek renaissance, c.770–700 BC, covered region by region, and the final part on life in eighth century Greece. Its geographical coverage of the Mediterranean ranges from Syria to Sicily, and the detailed archaeological evidence is amplified by reference to literary sources.

Highly illustrated, including images of several finds never previously published, this follows the first successful edition as the essential handbook for anyone studying early Greek antiquity.


'This second edition of Geometric Greece is sure to prove as essential for the period as was its predecessor.' - Minverva

'This [is an] excellent survey based on [J.N. Coldstream's] deep learning. Geometric Greece is brought up to date in a masterly way. This will certainly remain the main book of reference in this field of Greek archaeology for many years to come.' - Ancient West and East

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology