Chapter Nineteen. Foundations

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub Professor Director2 and
  2. Hans van Wees Professor3
  1. Irad Malkin Professor

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch19

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece

How to Cite

Malkin, I. (2009) Foundations, in A Companion to Archaic Greece (eds K. A. Raaflaub and H. van Wees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308761.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. Tel Aviv University, Israel

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631230458

Online ISBN: 9781444308761



  • foundations;
  • foundational rituals involving professional seers (manteis);
  • founding the Mother-city - separation of “overseas” settlements from “Greece”;
  • colonization contributing towards social cohesiveness both “at home” and in the new foundation;
  • sanctuaries and foundation;
  • Nomima - “customary institutions”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is Foundation?

  • Founding the Mother-city?

  • Sanctuaries and Foundation

  • Conclusion