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Title: Mental landscapes of colonization
Subtitle: The ancient written sources and the archaeology of early colonial-Greek southeastern Italy
Author(s): YNTEMA, Douwe
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 75    Date: 2000   
Pages: 1-50
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.75.0.563182

Abstract :
The written sources concerning ancient Greece and Italy and their interpretations have long been the domain of the historian. However, artefacts and other traces of human behaviour, as well as images of the past that may be derived from them, have often been considered to be the prerogative of the archaeologists. As a result of increasing specialization, these branches of the Altertumswissenschaft had been growing apart for most of the 20th century. Each independently produced its own images of Greek and Roman pasts. This is one of the most famous and long-lasting ‘Great Divides’ in the ancient world of the Mediterranean.

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