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The Dorian Aegean (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Elizabeth M. Craik


261 pages

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This wide-ranging yet detailed study describes and assesses the many-faceted cultural achievement of an area remote from Athens, the Dorian islands. Elizabeth Craik’s scholarship sets this lively outlying region of the ancient Greek world – which included Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Melos, and Thera – in the perspective of Greek civilization as a whole, demonstrating that excessive emphasis on the Athenian advancements of the fifth century BC tends to obscure the contribution of other regions.

Beginning with a discussion of the geographical setting, natural resources and historical development of the area, The Dorian Aegean goes on to survey linguistic usage and local scripts, and to examine the regional contribution to literature, medicine and science. In the final three chapters, the religious traditions and practices of the islands are discussed, in terms of myths, cults and administration. This work will appeal to students of the classical world, archaeology, and cultural history.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I: Introduction 1. Setting 2. Resources 3. History; Part II: Achievements 4. Language and Script 5. Literature 6. Medicine and Science; Part III: Religion 7. Myths 8. Cults 9. Administration; Appendix: Cult Titles; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Names Index; Subject Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
HISTORY / Civilization
HISTORY / Historical Geography