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Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Robert Garland


Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But this book argues that the Greeks were highly mobile, that their movement was essential to the survival, success, and sheer sustainability of their society, and that this wandering became a defining characteristic of their culture. Addressing a neglected but essential subject, this book focuses on the diaspora of tens of thousands of people between about 700 and 325 BCE, demonstrating the degree to which Greeks were liabl ... More

Keywords: ancient Greece, diaspora, overseas settler, deportee, evacuee, asylum-seeker, economic migrant, displaced persons, mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691161051
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Garland, author
Colgate University