Chapter Eleven. The Aegean

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub Professor Director2 and
  2. Hans van Wees Professor3
  1. Alexander Mazarakis Ainian Professor director and
  2. Iphigeneia Leventi Assistant Professor assistant director

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch11

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece

How to Cite

Mazarakis Ainian, A. and Leventi, I. (2009) The Aegean, in A Companion to Archaic Greece (eds K. A. Raaflaub and H. van Wees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Thessaly (Volos), Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631230458

Online ISBN: 9781444308761



  • The Aegean;
  • Protogeometric and Geometric periods;
  • interaction and common interests with Phoenicians in Aegean;
  • The archaic period - from the seventh century onwards, contacts with the east intensified;
  • Statue of Gorgo from Paros;
  • view of sanctuary on Kythnos;
  • “The Greeks Overseas” in the East Aegean - long formative phase of Greek Iron Age civilization;
  • settlement patterns and early urbanization;
  • sacred landscapes and taste for monumentality;
  • North Aegean Sea Routes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Cyclades and Euboea

  • “The Greeks Overseas” in the East Aegean and Asia Minor

  • Sea Routes in the North Aegean