Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.3.24. Greeks on Sicily
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A. Research models

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More and more Greeks arrived in the western central regions of the Mediterranean over the course of the 8th century, seeking to carve out new lives far from home (Greek  apoikía, ‘colony’, literally ‘settlement far from home’). Debate has long raged over the motives behind the foundation of such apoikiai and over settlement patterns in the foundation period. Three models dominate this discussion.

The first model, that of the  ‘colony’, was established betw…

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Kistler, Erich, “2.3.24. Greeks on Sicily”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_006525>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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