Ancient Greek France. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: HODGE, A. Trevor

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HODGE, A. Trevor. Ancient Greek France. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, (1999). First American Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-312. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "As far back as 600 B.C., long before the Romans, cities such as Marseilles, Antibes, Nice, and Monte Carlo were founded by settlers who emigrated from mainland Greece and the older Greek colonies of the Ionian coast in Asia Minor. Tracing the history of Provence and the French Riviera back to its earliest roots, Trevor Hodge gathers together the evidence for this far-flung outpost of ancient Greek civilization. Starting with a survey of Phocaea, the Ionian metropolis, Ancient Greek France follows the settlers' fleet overseas to Provence andthe foundation there of Massalia -- modern Marseilles. Subsequent chapters outline Massalia's topography, archaeology, history, economy, politics, an d culture. The book provides site-by-site commentary on the other, later Greek colonies along the Mediterranean coast between Ampurias, in Spain, and Monaco, and a study of the Celts of inland Gaul and their relations, both commercial and cultural, with the Greek colonists. Hodge assesses the characteristics and achievements of Massalia, and considers the place it held in the Greek imagination." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Introduction.2. Phocaea, the Mother City. 3. The Seaways to Massalia. 4. The Topography of the Region. 5. The City of Massalia. 6. The History of Massalia. 7. Mas salia - Politics and Economics. 8. Cultural Massalia. 9. The Greeks in Provence and Languedoc. 10. The Greeks on the Cote d'Azur. 11. The Celtic Neighbours. 12. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Very good in dustjacket.40.00

Title: Ancient Greek France. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HODGE, A. Trevor

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1999, ISBN:0812234820:

Seller ID: 114987

Keywords: GREECE FRANCE GREEK COLONIES MEDITERRANEAN HISTORY CLASSICS CLASTU,