Greek and Roman Colonisation: Origins, Ideologies and Interactions

Greek and Roman Colonisation: Origins, Ideologies and Interactions


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The term 'colonisation' encompasses much diversity, from the settlement of the western Mediterranean and the Black sea by Greeks in the archaic period to the foundation of Roman colonies in mainland Italy during the Republic. Though very different in their motives and methods, both Greek and Roman colonisations are presented by our sources as organised and clearly defined processes, within which internal and external relations were firmly delineated. This volume contains six new studies, two Greek and four Roman. Contributors employ historiographical, comparative and post-colonial approaches to question ancient constructs. The book contains detailed case-studies as well as synoptic treatments. Contributors build on recent research in Greek and Roman history to show how ideologies of colonisation develop and come to dominate the historical record.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905125067
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Guy Bradley and John-Paul Wilson 'Ideologies' of Greek colonisation - John-Paul Wilson Coloniam deducere: not what it used to be - Edward Bispham Colonisation and identity in Republican Italy - Guy Bradley Colonisation and historiography: the Roman Republic - John Patterson Early colonisation at Euesperides: origins and interactions - David Gill From Poseidonia to Paestum via the Lucanians - Michael Crawford

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