By Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees
A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to a variety of new ways to the period.
- The first accomplished and available survey of advancements within the research of archaic Greece
- Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
- Gives equivalent emphasis to confirmed issues equivalent to tyranny and political reform and more moderen matters like gender and ethnicity
- Combines debts of old advancements with nearby surveys of archaeological proof and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
- Explores the effect of jap and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
- Uses archaeological and literary facts to reconstruct extensive styles of social and cultural development
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In III2: 3, chs. 45a “Economic and Social Conditions in the Greek World” (C. G. Starr) and 45b “The Material Culture of Archaic Greece” (J. Boardman), and in IV2 a five-section survey (ch. g. Stählin 1924 (Thessaly); Kophiniotis 1892 deserves honorable mention for its initial pages on the topography, flora, and fauna of the Argolid. 23 Dunbabin 1948; Gallet de Santerre 1958. 24 Tomlinson 1972 (Argos); Buck 1979 (Boiotia); Cartledge 1979 (Sparta and Lakonia); Griffin 1982 (Sikyon); Salmon 1984 (Korinth).
These are matters of much regret, for Busolt did not just encapsulate the scholarship of his time but advanced it with critical shrewdness, encyclopaedic knowledge of the sources, and a real if hidden interpretative agenda which even now would deserve a measured assessment. What it received, instead, was a fierce rejoinder from his slightly younger rival K. J. 14 As with Busolt, his Griechische Geschichte is best viewed not via its first edition of 1893–1904 but via its second, of 1912–27, for that allows the work as a whole, and especially the volume dealing with archaic Greece (I2, in two parts, 1912 and 1913), to serve as the apogee of the comprehensive monograph.