Ancient Greece: From the Mycanaean Palaces to the Age of Greece (Edinburgh Leventis Studies)
Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Irene S. Lemos
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This book is the most fundamental reinterpretation of Ancient Greek history, culture, and society in thirty years. The authors refute the traditional view of the Greek Dark Age with evidence of a steady progression from Mycenaean kingship to the conception of aristocratic nobility in the Archaic period.
What follows at probably all the palace sites are architectural phases that correspond largely to the familiar plan of the palace (Nelson 2001: 201). In the planning of architecture the concept of centripetal organisation is consciously applied, whereby the approach to the central ‘megaron’ is organised by processing inwards through a series concentric rings pierced by gates that open onto courts (Cavanagh 2001). This is best illustrated in the organisation of the final stage at Tiryns. THE
in Mycenaean Greece. How powerful may be understood when we consider those buildings that date to the period LH IIIC, for many closely follow the core plan of the palaces, and their distribution bespeaks the continuing importance of maintaining the cultural order of the period of the recently destroyed palaces. ‘Megara’ (Hiesel’s oikos 2 and Antenhäuser; Hiesel 1990: 38–83) were constructed at Tiryns, Ayios Kosmas, Mouriatadha, Korakou, Midea, Asine, and Lefkandi (Figure 1.16). A number of these
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site where the Tiryns treasure had been found. Karo, G. (1930), ‘Schatz von Tiryns’, AM, 55, pp. 119–40. Karo, G. (1959), Greifen am Thron: Erinnerungen an Knossos, Baden-Baden: Bruno Grimm. Kilian, K. (1978), ‘Ausgrabungen in Tiryns 1976’, AA, pp. 449–98. Kilian, K. (1981), ‘Zeugnisse mykenischer Kultausübung in Tiryns’, in Sanctuaries and Cults, pp. 49–58. Kilian, K. (1983), ‘Civiltà Micenea in Grecia: Nuovi aspetti storici ed interculturali’, in Magna Grecia e Mondo Miceneo: Atti del
ornament. Finally, Tomb 2 was the largest funerary monument of the group. Its height was 3 m, the roof imitated a vault, and the surfaces of the walls were carved with great care. In short, much eﬀort was invested into the construction of this tomb (Petropoulos 2000: 71). 159 Portes-Kephalovryso in Achaïa (Figure 9.2 (8)) Recent funerary evidence has been reported from this site near the border between Achaïa and Elis. An extensive settlement site has been