A History of Boeotia (Classical)

A History of Boeotia (Classical)

Robert J. Buck

Language: English

Pages: 222

ISBN: 088864051X

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Robert Buck's history examines the archaeological record, takes a fresh look at what the ancients said about the Boeotians and at the references of classicists of more recent times, retells the legends, and reconstructs the history of the region from the heroic Bronze Age to the Pelopponesian War.

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bibliography, Wallace, 60-62. 137. For bibliography, Wallace, 147-51, to which add Syriopoulos, 120, no. 77; Fossey, Topography, 262-67. Fossey suggests that both sites formed the community of Teumessus. 138. For bibliography, Wallace, 191f., to which add Syriopoulos, 119, no. 72; Hope Simpson and Lazenby, 29f.; Fossey, Topography, 268-75. For the sanctuary, Frazer, Paus. 5.61f.; Fossey, Topography, 275-77. 139. For bibliography, Wallace, 83-86, to which add Syriopoulos, 71, no. 33; Fimmen, Die

is marked by the introduction of new pottery shapes, like the sauceboat, that seem to indicate an intensification of relations with the Cyclades. It is also marked by the use of larger buildings. Considerable changes mark the beginning of Early Helladic III, which is dated around 2100 B.C.21 New types of pottery appear, notably a grey ware sometimes termed "Proto-Minyan," the two-handled tankards, and jugs of a Cycladic type.22 There is also a new type of house with a horseshoe-shaped or apsidal

Corinthian Gulf to Thebes. Chorsiae overlooked a harbour that could carry trade to the Peloponnese; Thisbe protected the Steveniko pass northwest to Kalami; Siphae and Creusis were probably small forts to protect their harbours; and Eutresis,with a circuit wall of LH III B date, Archaeological Evidence from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages 39 lay to the east of the route to Thebes and could protect it. None of these fortifications seems extensive except for those of Eutresis and, doubtless,

probably the Thracian groups on Helicon. They were not a class like the helots, but they were at the worst perioeci, at the best independent. In foreign affairs the Boeotians possessed no identifiable unity of action before 520.112 The Thebans were allies of Cleisthenes of Sicyon; the Orchomenians were friendly to Thessaly; but there is no coherent foreign policy followed by the Boeotians as a group. In fact they were not a group. They were people sharing the same Greek dialect, the same social

dirty night sounds a risky proposition for 11,500 men, pace Hammond, Histona 4 (1955) 405, n. 3. 26. Gomme, Comm. 1.316. 27. Thuc. 1.107.5. lonians: Paus. 5.10.4 and Tod GHI 1.27. Cleonaeans: Paus. 1.29.7 and Tod GHI 1.28 with notes. The Plataeans were probably there, since they are accused by the Theban in Thuc. 3.63.2 and 3.64.3 of assisting the Athenians "in their attacks upon others" and of having "aided in the enslavement of the Aeginetans and other allies." 28. Thuc. 1.107.7; for other

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