Chapter 10. Who Were the Ionians?

  1. Alan M. Greaves

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319224.ch10

The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period

The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period

How to Cite

Greaves, A. M. (2010) Who Were the Ionians?, in The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319224.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199001

Online ISBN: 9781444319224

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Keywords:

  • Ionians and who they were;
  • examining literary and linguistic evidence - existence of Ionian regional identity;
  • Ionian League and Herodotos' Ionia;
  • Athenian Tribute Lists - post-Archaic in date;
  • late Bronze Age Ionia - implications for understanding of Greek “migration” (or “re-migration”) to Ionia;
  • myth of Ionian migration - foundation stories, movement of people from Greek mainland to Ionia;
  • two rock-carved images in Ionia - road from Ephesos to Phokaia and from Smyrna to Sardis;
  • Karabel rock relief of “Sesostris”;
  • construct of Archaic Ionian ethnicity and Archaic Ionian material culture;
  • Ionia “hybrid” cultural forms - Greek and Anatolian cult iconography, cult tradition syncretism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Herodotos' Ionia

  • The Myth of the Ionian Migration

  • Ionian Identity and Archaeology

  • Conclusions