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By Keith G. Walker

ISBN-10: 0415285526

ISBN-13: 9780415285520

This publication offers for the 1st time a background of Eretria through the Archaic period, the city's so much extraordinary interval of political value and Keith Walker examines the entire significant parts of the city's success.

One of the foremost elements explored is Eretria's position as a pioneer coloniser in either the Levant and the West - its early Aegaen 'island empire' anticipates that of Athens through greater than a century, and Eretrian transport and exchange was once equally widespread.

Eretria's significant, certainly dominant, position within the occasions of primary Greece within the final 1/2 the 6th century, and within the occasions of the Ionian riot to 490 is obviously verified, and the tyranny of Diagoras (c.538-509), probably the golden age of town, is totally examined.

Full documentation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological assets (most of which has formerly been inaccessible to an English speaking-audience) is supplied, making a interesting background and helpful source for the Greek historian.

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Tsigros, Vyriotes in Australia, Norwood, 1989, 18–44 (but one ought not take too seriously the brief ‘history’ of ‘Argoura’, equated here by him with Virra, south-east of Eretria; for Argoura, cf. Tritle, ‘Eretria, Argoura and the Road to Tamynai. The Athenians in Euboia, 348 BC’ Klio 74, 1992, 131–65. While writing this study, I have used the (National detailed physical map of Euboia published by the 1:200,000, 1961/72, supplemented by Statistics Service of Greece), observations made during driving visits in Euboia together with detailed local maps in various journal articles and descriptive books.

Beattie, ‘Aeschylus “Agamemnon” 281–316’, CR ns 4, 1954, 78, makes Dirphys and Olympos one and so by implication equates Makistos with Olympos within the Eretrias. Cf. Page, Agamemnon, Oxford, 1957, 94–5. 11 The highest point is 775m. Knoepfler, 1997, 368 and n. Gehrke, ‘Eretria und sein Territorium’, Boreas 11, 1988, 29–30; Tritle 1992, 135) accept, even though sometimes with reservations. 12 Thphr. HP 8, 8, 5. Call. Hymn. 4, 289. Eust. in Hom. Il. pert. 2, 537; Ath. Deipn. 4, 160a-b also note its fertility.

Sull. 26. Geyer 1903, 101 believed that the fact that the thermal springs at Aidepsos were dedicated to Herakles indicates a very early date for their use. The Eretrian deme-name may indicate the presence of warm springs: cf. ), Acts of the Copenhagen Polis Centre IV, Copenhagen, 1997, 362 and nn. 83–4. Jebb, Sophocles. ‘Trachiniae’, Cambridge, 1908, 98, nn. to ll. 633–9. Triandafillidis, Athens, (no date: c. 1965), 531. 5 It is the sixth largest, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, Corsica and Crete.

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