Chapter Twelve. Laconia and Messenia

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub Professor Director3 and
  2. Hans van Wees Professor4
  1. Nigel Kennell senior associate member instructor1 and
  2. Nino Luraghi Professor2

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch12

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece

How to Cite

Kennell, N. and Luraghi, N. (2009) Laconia and Messenia, in A Companion to Archaic Greece (eds K. A. Raaflaub and H. van Wees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Brown University, USA

  2. 4

    University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    International Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece

  2. 2

    Princeton University, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631230458

Online ISBN: 9781444308761



  • Laconia and Messenia;
  • archaeology of Laconia;
  • North-east of Sparta - state sanctuary of Zeus Messapeus at Tsakona;
  • Spartan countryside, ca 550–450 bc;
  • archaeology of Messenia;
  • masks from Artemis Orthia sanctuary


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Archaeology of Laconia

  • The Archaeology of Messenia