This volume deals with the concept of 'West' and 'East', as held by the ancient Greeks. Cultural exchange in Archaic and Classical Greece through the establishment of Hellenic colonies around the ancient world was an important development, and always a two-way process. To achieve a proper understanding of it requires study from every angle. All 24 papers in this volume combine different types of evidence, discussing them from every perspective: they are examined not only from the point of view of the Greeks but from that of the locals. The book gives new data, as well as re-examining existing evidence and reinterpreting old theories. The book is richly illustrated.
Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Ph.D. in Archaeology and Ancient History, Russian Academy of Sciences, and D.Phil. in Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford, works at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. He has published extensively on the archaeology of Greek colonisation and on the Black Sea region, including
Die Griechen in der Kolchis (Amsterdam, 1998).
Of all new publications in the field of the archaeology of Greek colonisation, Ancient Greeks, West and East
is without question the most important.'
J.G. de Boer,
All those interested in ancient history, classical archaeology and Near Eastern studies, Greek colonisation, relations between Greeks and locals.