Myth and Territory in the Spartan Mediterranean
This book discusses Greek attitudes to settlement and territory as articulated through myths and cults. It covers the spectrum from explicit charter myths legitimating conquest, displacement, and settlement, to the 'precedent-setting' and even aetiological myths, rendering new landscapes 'Greek'.
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The colony of the Dorians and the Return of the Herakleidai
The Lakonian land genealogies
the Return of Tyndareos
The Homeric lords of the land
the Return of the Herakleidai
History the Dorian invasion and the Return of the Herakleidai
The Homeric king of Sparta Menelaos in a Spartan Mediterranean
Menelaos in Sparta
uses and abuses
Foundation and territory the cults of Apollo Karneios and Zeus Ammon
the Herakleid foundation of Sparta
The Dorian invasion and the vocabulary of cult
Nomima and the Karneia
the precinct of Zeus Arnmon
Zeus Ammon and the Greeks
The choicest garden of Zeus
Menelaos in Libya
Menelaos in the west
the cult of the Antenoridai
Spartan colonization in the Aegean and the Peloponnese
The Aegean colonies
Shortdistance colonization in the Peloponnese
Theras and Kadmos the Phoenician
Placenames and attitudes
Myth and genealogy
Amyklai and Spartan colonization
basileia at Thera
Taras native hostility territorial possession and a newancient past
the challenge of territorial possession
historical versus mythical founders
Zeus and the Greek colonization of Libya
Cult sites and the definition of territory
Zeus Ammon and Carthage
Myth and colonial territory Libya
The charter myth of the clod of earth
the Altars of the Philaini
Promises unfulfilled Dorieus between North Africa and Sicily
Dorieus and the land of Eryx
Myth and decolonization Spartas colony at Herakleia Trachinia
The colonizers and the colonized
The myth of Herakles and attitudes to the local people
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Aegean Agamemnon Aigeidai Amyklai Antaios Antenoridai Antiochos Apollo Karneios apparently archegetes Argos articulated Asheri Athenian Aziris Battos Chamoux charter myth claim clod of earth colonists connection context Cretan cult Cyrenaian Cyrenaica Cyrene Cyrene's Delphi descendants Diod Dorian Dorian invasion Dorieus Dunbabin 1948a Elymians emphasized Ephoros eponymous Eryx Euhesperides Euphemos FGrHist FGrHist 555 F FGrHist 70 fifth century foundation story founded founder genealogies Giangiulio Greek colonies Herakleia Trachinia Herakleidai Herakles hero Herodotos heroic historical Homeric implied Irasa Kadmos king Knidos Kroton Lake Tritonis Lakedaimon Lakedaimonian Lakonian land lapygians Libya Lyktos Malkin Melos Menelaos Messenian Messenian War Minyans mother city mythological Orestes origins Paus Pausanias Peloponnese perhaps Phalanthos Phoenician Pindar Plut political Port of Menelaos probably Prokles prophecy Pyth Return role Schol seems settle settlement Sicily significant Siwa sources Spartan Spartan colonization Strabo Taras Tarentine territory Thera Thuc Thucydides Trachis Tyrtaios western Sicily Wuilleumier 1968 Zeus Ammon
Page 236 - L'epos greco in occidente. Atti del diciannovesimo convegno di studi sulla Magna Grecia, Taranto, 7-11 ottobre 1979, Tarente, 1980  [cité ACT, 19, 1979], 9-28; G.
Page 5 - ... this word again in the literal native mythological sense. The result is that there come into existence a special class of mythological stories which justify and account for the anomalous state of affairs. The strength of the various mythological and legal principles is manifested in that the myths of justification still contain the antagonistic and logically irreconcilable facts and points of view, and only try to cover them by facile reconciliatory incident, obviously manufactured ad hoc.
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Page 4 - ... its social function; on the other hand, once we begin to study the social function of myth, and so to reconstruct its full meaning, we are gradually led to build up the full theory of native social organization. One of the most interesting phenomena connected with traditional precedent and charter is the adjustment of myth and mythological principle to cases in which the very foundation of such mythology is flagrantly violated.
Page 5 - This violation always takes place when the local claims of an autochthonous clan, ie, a clan which has emerged on the spot, are overridden by an immigrant clan. Then a conflict of principles is created, for obviously the principle that land and authority belong to those who are literally born out of it does not leave room for any newcomers. On the other hand, members of a subclan...