Chapter Thirteen. The Peloponnese

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub Professor Director3 and
  2. Hans van Wees Professor4
  1. Thomas Heine Nielsen Lecturer (Associate Professor)1 and
  2. James Roy Research Fellow2

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch13

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece

How to Cite

Nielsen, T. H. and Roy, J. (2009) The Peloponnese, in A Companion to Archaic Greece (eds K. A. Raaflaub and H. van Wees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Brown University, USA

  2. 4

    University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631230458

Online ISBN: 9781444308761



  • Peloponnese - southernmost part of Balkan peninsula lying beyond Isthmus of Corinth;
  • regionalism and identity;
  • Peloponnese of a number of regions – Achaea, Sicyon, Corinth, the Argolid, Laconia, Messenia, Elis (or Eleia), and Arcadia in centre;
  • cities and their infrastructure;
  • Halieis - planned city in sixth century;
  • monumental sculpture – comparatively rare in archaic Peloponnese;
  • political developments;
  • Peloponnese in Greek World;
  • archaic Peloponnese - mainstream of general Greek developments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Regionalism and Identity

  • Cities and Their Infrastructure

  • Political Developments

  • The Peloponnese in the Greek World

  • Conclusion