The first study to bring together such a breadth of data, this book compares responses to colonization in the Iron-Age Mediterranean.
From North Syria to Sicily and North Africa, Tamar Hodos explores the responses to these colonies in areas where Greeks and Phoenicians were in competition with one another via the same local communities.
Highlighting the diversity of interest displayed by local populations in these foreign cultural offering, Hodos charts their selective adaptation, modification and reinterpretation of Greek and Phoenician goods and ideas as their own cultures evolve.
For students of archaeology and history, this will provide an essential resource for their degree course studies.
Acknowledgements. Illustrations List. Introduction. When is the Iron Age? Early Exchanges. Colonization in the Ancient World. Colonialism in the Ancient World. What is a Colony and When is it Not? What Comes Next. North Syria. Sicily. North Africa. Conclusions. Bibliography