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A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to quite a lot of new methods to the period.

• the 1st finished and obtainable survey of advancements within the learn of archaic GreecePlaces Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
• provides equivalent emphasis to confirmed themes resembling tyranny and political reform and more moderen matters like gender and ethnicity
• Combines bills of old advancements with nearby surveys of archaeological facts and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
• Explores the effect of jap and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
• makes use of archaeological and literary facts to reconstruct extensive styles of social and cultural improvement

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Qxd 25/02/2009 02:26PM Page 7 The Historiography of Archaic Greece 7 to detect a reflection of the Bismarckian power-politics which Busolt admired. Geographically, the focus has narrowed, to concentrate above all on the betterdocumented polities of Peloponnese and the Saronic Gulf with their colonial offshoots, at the expense of Northern Greece or the eastern Aegean. Stylistically, too, the contrast with Grote is marked, for, to put it kindly, narrative was not Busolt’s forte. Instead, the focus above all is on constitutional antiquities, documented in close-packed footnotes which usually cover at least half the page.

36 Cf. Murray 1990b, especially Schmitt-Pantel 1990 and Bookidis 1990; Schmitt-Pantel 1992; Bookidis 1993. See ch. 26. 37 Drews 1983; Carlier 1984; Ogden 1997. 38 Toepffer 1889; Arnheim 1977; Herman 1987; Morris 1996b; Duplouy 2006. 39 See ch. 27. qxd 25/02/2009 20 02:26PM Page 20 John K. g.

One strand of scholarship, with the Swedish scholar Martin Nilsson as its doyen, has explored and presented Greek cults and religious practices as a more or less autonomous area of life. A second view, influenced by Durkheim, has seen Greek religion as deeply embedded in society, manipulated by its politicians and serving communal interests first and foremost. A third view, owing much first to Freud and then to Lévi-Strauss, has sought rather to understand how rituals and myths evolve, or are constructed, so as to reflect human desires and assuage their fears, via symbolisms which are largely timeless.

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