The first study to bring together such a breadth of data, this book compares responses to colonization in the Iron-Age Mediterranean.
From North Syria to Sicily and North Africa, Tamar Hodos explores the responses to these colonies in areas where Greeks and Phoenicians were in competition with one another via the same local communities.
Highlighting the diversity of interest displayed by local populations in these foreign cultural offering, Hodos charts their selective adaptation, modification and reinterpretation of Greek and Phoenician goods and ideas as their own cultures evolve.
For students of archaeology and history, this will provide an essential resource for their degree course studies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Illustrations List. Introduction. When is the Iron Age? Early Exchanges. Colonization in the Ancient World. Colonialism in the Ancient World. What is a Colony and When is it Not? What Comes Next. North Syria. Sicily. North Africa. Conclusions. Bibliography
'This book's great contribution is an up-to-date survey of the literature and regional archaeological evidence, and serious examination of much of the received wisdom on the dynamics of acculturation... the choice of focus and regions, and engagement with comparative method and theoretical perspective, makes Hodos's book a timely and very useful study, one that is not afraid to tackle important issues and opens new vistas.' - Carla Antonaccio, Antiquity
'This book is a welcome contribution in an area where theoretical developments have recently outpaced archaeological syntheses, and the book provides an excellent overview of the cultural ferment of Iron Age colonial contexts.' – Adam Rabinowitz, Bryn Mawr Classical Review