The Dark Age of Greece: An Archaeological Survey of the 11th by A. M. Snodgrass

By A. M. Snodgrass

It is a vintage paintings of archaeology by way of one of many greatest figures within the box. First released in 1971, A.M. Snodgrass' The darkish Age if Greece is the main finished and coherent account on hand of this era of historical Greece.

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Fully continuous habitation. But, partly no doubt because of the paucity of the Corinthian material, there is far less evidence for an independent style of Protogeometric at Corinth; only a handful of vases belong to the earlier stages of Protogeometric, while in the later part of the period there is heavy borrowing from Attic. The relationship between Argive and Corinthian Protogeometric, though real, is not so close as might have been expected; but the material is too scanty to justify going beyond these generalities.

Geometric school had existed as at Mtletus. Thts Geometnc school wtll be considered presently (p. 78). The Argolid; possibly Corinthia; Thessaly; Naxos, but not the Cyclades as a whole· Elis· Miletus but not the Asia Minor coast as a whole: these ' 'and widely-scattered ' are the diverse areas which, on present evt"dence, shared with Athens the necessary artistic impulse to begin producing a more or less independent Protogeometric style, though borrowing the initial technical advances of Attic potters, in close succession to the pottery of the preceding Mycenaean culture.

8. I6). The most general tendency of Submycenaean shapes, discernible in those which are commonest like the stirrup-vase, is an apparent gradual 'sagging', the result of the widest part of the vase being brought down from the shoulder to about the middle of the body. It is interesting that a similar effect can be observed in some late vases of Mycenaean I I I c I style; Furumark explained this as an anticipation of the tendencies of Submycenaean, but in the light of Desborough's observations it can now be seen as a parallel and contemporary development.

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