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Titre : ARGOS AND THE ARGOLID: FROM THE END OF THE ...
Éditeur : Cornell University Press
Date d'édition : 1972
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good+
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+
289 pp; DJ is very slightly shop worn on the spine, and has a bit of foxing and soiling. Inner hinges are weak but not cracked, binding is tight; bookplate on front pastedown. An attractive book. Dust jacket protected in clear Brodart cover.; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. N° de réf. du libraire 79827
Argos and the Argolid, first published in 1972, presents a study of the history and achievements of the Argives, who have hitherto been largely neglected: partly because Classical Argos is overshadowed by the legends of an earlier millennium, and partly because many of her monuments and records have been lost.
Richard Tomlinson describes the region, and considers the relationship between the Argives who claimed Dorian descent and those whose ancestors were in all probability the inhabitants of the region during the Bronze Age. In particular, he emphasises the Argives? role as a ?third force? in mainland Greek history, where they challenged the supremacy of the Spartans in Peloponnesian affairs.
This thorough treatment is intended to correct the usual bias in favour of the better documented affairs of Athens and Sparta. It includes an assessment of Argive military and political organisation, and of their contribution to the arts of Ancient Greece.
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