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I. Greece

After the massive Mycenaean fortified palaces had been abandoned, several centuries passed before larger fortifications were again built in Greece. During the Geometric Period fortification construction in the motherland remained modest. Simple structures were built that left few if any remains, and the ruins of Mycenaean fortifications sufficed for protection requirements. However, citadels (acropoleis),…

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Burckhardt, Leonhard (Basle), Miller, Martin (Berlin), Blech, Michael (Madrid), Pingel, Volker (Bochum) and Baatz, Dietwulf (Bad Homburg), “Fortifications”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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