Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. September Learn how and when to remove this template message Illustration of an Archaic Greek ship on pottery The reasons for colonisation had to do with the demographic explosion of this period, the development of the emporiumthe need for a secure supply of raw materials, but also with the emerging politics of the period which drove sections of the population into exile. Population growth created a scarcity of farm land and a restriction of the ability of smallholders to farm it, which was similar in every city-state.
Sicily and pre-Roman Italy ; interregional and intercultural contact Multi- and interdisciplinary approaches combining texts and material culture ; cross-cultural, comparative, and theoretical approaches Historical contextualizations of ancient literature Ancient and modern historiographies for these research interests Projects Works in Press: Cambridge University Press7, words.
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Research For much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of the ancient Greek world was widely studied on the basis of a few favoured questions and states most notably Athens and Sparta.
Since I was a graduate student in the s, my research has sought to broaden the study of Greek history by grappling with a greater variety of questions and states beyond the traditional canon.
What factors created the canon and how did change come about? What was life like in Greek states other than Athens and Sparta, especially in regions outside Greece, where environmental and ethnic conditions were usually quite different?
How, in other words, did Greek migrations and diasporas contribute to the development of the ancient Greek world as a whole? And, by extension, how culturally diverse was the ancient Greek world? What social and economic factors underpinned the traditional political and military narratives commonly encountered in standard narratives of ancient Greek history?
When and under what circumstances did state formation arrive in Greece, the context within which civilization developed in the Greek world?
These questions have formed the basis of my research activities. Answering them requires a broad interdisciplinary approach, in the tradition first developed in Oxford in the s by the Greek historian, Alan Blakeway.
It is one which moves freely and fluidly between the disciplines of philology, history, and archaeology in order to combine texts and material culture in an equal and complementary manner in the full realization that no one form of evidence can on its own tell us everything we need to know about the ancient world.
To quote the late David Ridgway: My overall aim is to write a new, more comprehensive Greek history, using the just described interdisciplinary approach. My research has taken four interrelated directions. The first direction has involved re-evaluating the history of Greek Sicily.
Sicily is attractive for this purpose because of its size a quasi-continent and location at the very crossroads of the Mediterranean. The island also had an impressive mix of cultures native, Greek, and Phoenician in particular and geographical features that made it stand out compared to the Greek homeland.
Taken together Sicily can provide a unique chapter in the history of ancient Greece. I first tackled Sicilian history in an Oxford University doctoral thesis on the Archaic Megarian city-states in the island, Megara Hyblaia and Selinous, chosen for their divergent evolution.
The differences are strikingly obvious from even the most cursory of visits to the sites today: The differences were essentially due to varying environmental, economic, and political circumstances: My work has shown that even within the island of Sicily—a relatively small area in comparison with the ancient Greek world as a whole—states could develop in different ways, that there was regionalism within regionalism.
More recent research on Greek Sicily consists of another book, supported via the generosity of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada SSHRC standard research grant, which extends, both in terms of chronological periods and geographical coverage, the narrower subject-matter of the thesis-book to writing the first ever full-scale social and economic history of Greek Sicily in the Archaic and Classical periods.
This book, entitled Archaic and Classical Greek Sicily: The second direction has involved pursuing cross-cultural and comparative perspectives to the study of Greek antiquity. To this end, two projects have recently engaged my energies.
Professor Lord Colin Renfrew of Cambridge University delivered the keynote lecture, and fifty-six speakers from all over the world were chosen on a blind peer-review system.
This book is already under contract and will consist of twenty-five chapters that will take stock of the unprecedented growth and development of knowledge and approaches over the past two or so decades.
The third direction in my research is now attempting to bring together the latter two directions into a single whole.
The basic premise here is to re-evaluate the conjunction of regional trajectories, especially those of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean from the Early Iron Age to the development of Roman control over the entire Mediterranean basin. One question in particular is guiding this research:Boardman, John () 2 contributions de à Professeur émérite d'art et d'archéologie à l'Université d'Oxford, GB (en ) (Source DataBNF) Ses notices bibliographiques ailleurs sur la toile.
Sa production dans Persée. The Archaeology of Greek Colonisation: Essays Dedicated to Sir John Boardman, Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.
Ridgway, David. a. Encuentra The Archaeology of Greek Colonisation: Essays Dedicated to Sir John Boardman (Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monographs S.) de G. R. Tsetskhladze, Franco De Angelis, Franco De Angelis (ISBN: ) en Amazon.
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Every year archaeological research is producing new evidence for the study of Greek colonisation. The eight essays in this collection dedicated to Sir John Boardman provide an . This is a collection of eight essays on the archaeology of Greek colonization, dedicated to Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his retirement.
Greek colonization continues to be a much debated topic among ancient historians and archaeologists of the Mediterranean region. These essays focus on 3/5(1).