By Richard A Tomlinson
Argos and the Argolid, first released in 1972, provides a research of the historical past and achievements of the Argives, who've hitherto been mostly ignored: in part simply because Classical Argos is overshadowed via the legends of an previous millennium, and in part simply because a lot of her monuments and documents were lost.
Richard Tomlinson describes the area, and considers the connection among the Argives who claimed Dorian descent and people whose ancestors have been probably the population of the area in the course of the Bronze Age. particularly, he emphasises the Argives’ position as a ‘third strength’ in mainland Greek background, the place they challenged the supremacy of the Spartans in Peloponnesian affairs.
This thorough therapy is meant to right the standard bias in favour of the higher documented affairs of Athens and Sparta. It contains an evaluation of Argive army and political corporation, and in their contribution to the humanities of historic Greece.
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Argos and the Argolid (Routledge Revivals): From the End of the Bronze Age to the Roman Occupation by Richard A Tomlinson