The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
- Seeks to balance the Greek and Anatolian cultural influences at work in Ionia in this important period of its history (700BC to the Battle of Lade in 494BC)
- Organised thematically, covering landscape, economy, cities, colonisation, warfare, cult, and art
- Accesses German and Turkish scholarship, presenting a useful point of entry to the published literature for academics and students
Chapter One: Finding Ionia.
The Source Materials.
Ancient Literary Sources.
Excavation and Publication.
Chapter Two: Constructing Classical Archaeologies of Ionia.
Traditional Approaches to Classical Archaeology in Ionia.
The German and Turkish ‘Schools’ of Archaeology.
Annaliste Perspectives on Archaeology.
A New Approach to the Land of Ionia.
Chapter Three: A Dynamic Landscape.
Ionia's Geographical Zones.
The Ridges and Peninsulas.
The Rivers and Valleys.
The Large Islands.
The Space Between: The Sea.
The Ionian Landscape and Ionian Identity.
Chapter Four: The Wealth of Ionia.
Modes of Primary Production.
Modes of Processing.
Modes of Exchange.
Exchange and Transport.
The Introduction of Coinage.
Ionia and World Systems.
Chapter Five: The Cities of Ionia.
A Brief Survey of the Ionian Cities.
Other Settlements in Ionia.
The Size and Distribution of Poleis within Ionia.
François de Polignac in Ionia.
The City and Ionian Identity.
Chapter Six: The Ionians Overseas.
Location of the Colonies.
Archaeological Sources and Issues.
Literary Sources and Issues.
Interpreting the Evidence.
Models of Ionian Colonisation.
Chapter Seven: The Ionians at War.
Archaeological Contexts and Materials.
Discussion: Issues in Source Materials.
The Fortification of Ionia.
Chapter Eight: Cults in Ionia.
Literary and Epigraphic Evidence.
Discussion of Source Materials.
The Sacred Ways of Ionia.
Discussion: The Sacred Ways of Ionia.
‘Foreign’ Influences on Ionian Cult.
Burial Practices in Ionia.
Chapter Nine: The Ornaments of Ionia.
'Art' and Landscape.
Ionia's Lost 'Art' Treasures.
'Art' and Literature.
'Connoisseurship' of Ionian Pottery'.
'Reading' Ionian 'Art'
Chapter Ten: Who Were The Ionians?
The Myth of the Ionian Migration.
Ionian Identity and Archaeology.
Glossary of Ancient Greek (and modern Turkish) terms used in the text.
Seeks to balance the Greek and Anatolian cultural influences at work in Ionia in this important period of its history (700BC to the Battle of Lade in 494BC)
Provides an innovative approach to the subject by placing Ionia in its larger Mediterranean context
Organised thematically, covering landscape, economy, cities, colonisation, warfare, cult, and art
Accesses German and Turkish scholarship, presenting a useful point of entry to the published literature for academics and students
A long-overdue study of Archaic Ionia that incorporates the wealth of over a century of archaeological research
“Students of biblical history and archaeology will find this volume of particular interest.” (Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, 11 December 2013)“The book is well produced, with an excellent binding and a minimum of typographical errors. A glossary of terms used in the text, an impressive bibliography, and a sufficient index add to the usefulness and user-friendliness of the book.” (The American Journal of Archaeology, 1 January 2013)
"The book is well structured and is divided thematically into 10 chap¬ters . . . The book can be therefore recommended as a useful introduction to the study of Archaic Ionia for students and scholars alike." (Archaeological Review, 1 April 2011)
"This was a missed opportunity, but not significant enough to diminish the book's success and usefulness." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 17 April 2011)
"The study, and especially the maps, could prove a most useful preparation or ready reference when reading Herodotus." (Book News Inc, November 2010)
"Its accessibility and organization provides a much needed bridge between Classical and ‘mainstream' archaeology, and brings both the ideas and this intriguing region to a wider readership." (Minerva, November/December 2010)“Greaves has succeeded admirably in producing an important new reading of the history, development and significance of Ionia. This is a book I will be recommending to my students for years to come.”
Lesley Beaumont, University of Sydney
“An approachable and much-needed introduction to Archaic Ionia; Greaves successfully situates Ionia within its larger Mediterranean context. Land of Ionia is a model for regional studies in Classical Archaeology.”
Rebecca K. Schindler, DePauw University