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A significant other to Greek Literature offers a entire creation to the big variety of texts and literary kinds produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

• beneficial properties contributions from a variety of validated specialists and rising students of Greek literature
• deals complete assurance of the numerous genres and literary kinds produced through the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the unconventional, and technical literature
• comprises readings that deal with the construction and transmission of old Greek texts, historical reception, person authors, and lots more and plenty extra
• Explores the topic of historic Greek literature in cutting edge methods

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Albright Institute: a joint project headed by Trude Dothan and Seymour Gitin. Fortunately, in the acropolis in Field I a large amount of Mycenaean IIIC:1 pottery was soon discovered in a distinct context overlying the Late Bronze destruction layer (in Stratum VIIB). In addition, several pottery kilns belonging to the same phase were unearthed. This material too was chemically analyzed by the NAA laboratory of the Hebrew University (Gunneweg et al. 1986) and petrographically analyzed by Ann E. Killebrew (1998a; 1999a; this volume).

Actually, the individual fighting of promakhoi conforms better to ancient martial traditions than to the hoplite phalanx that began to develop in Homer’s times (van Wees 1997). We shall return to Homeric historiography later on. The dating value of the term seranim/sarnei, relating only to the Philistine leaders, is also quite shaky. First of all, the connection to Greek tyrannos, proposed long ago, is not devoid of difficulties, notable among which is the different initial consonants (Edel 1983).

However, an important distinction has been made between the evaluation of oral transmission in illiterate societies and in societies which have already mastered the knowledge of writing, like the ancient Near East and the Aegean. The main problem is usually the lack of parallel sources against which the accuracy of the oral traditions may be tested. The situation in the ancient Near East is rather different, as external sources and archaeology provide an occasional glimpse into the society under scrutiny, as in the case of ancient Israel.

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