Ancient Greece: From the Mycanaean Palaces to the Age of by Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Irene S. Lemos

By Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Irene S. Lemos

This booklet is the main primary reinterpretation of historical Greek background, tradition, and society in thirty years. The authors refute the normal view of the Greek darkish Age with facts of a gradual development from Mycenaean kingship to the belief of aristocratic the Aristocracy within the Archaic period.

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The placement of a post or posts centred in the room establishes a relationship between hearth and column, and that invites elaboration as demonstrated by the subsequent monumentalisation of the hearth, the columns around it, and the opening in the roof through which smoke ascends to the sky. Here the integrative potential for function, form and meaning to come together is ripe, but unfortunately we lack evidence to know what, if any, meaning was attached to these features during the late Middle and earliest Late Bronze Ages.

In these examples the piers are of stacked mudbrick or rubble, which Neve thinks was held together by large wooden beams (between 42 and 50 cm in size) that were placed both vertically and horizontally. He interprets the wooden frame as the primary support system and the mudbrick and rubble to be only fill for the wall (Neve 1982: 93). Despite this interpretation it is hard to think that the filling of walls would have had no structural purpose; this is especially so in the laid rubble fill in some of the temples.

1a). 2b), and this is followed by a larger complex following a similar plan in IIIB (Catling 1974–1975: 12–5; 1975–1976: 13–15; 1976; Barber 1992). This seems a natural evolution towards the formalisation of the plan that Hiesel named the ‘corridor type house’, but at present it is unclear how widespread this development was, particularly as Hiesel’s classification and Darcque’s analysis indicate that there was widespread variation in vernacular plan throughout the Mycenaean period (Hiesel 1990: 111–44, 240–50; Darcque 2005: 341–55).

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