By Carol Dougherty
Stories of archaic Greek urban foundations remain instructed and retold lengthy after the colonies themselves have been settled, and this booklet explores how the traditional Greeks developed their reminiscence of founding new towns out of the country. Greek tales approximately colonizing Sicily or the Black Sea within the 7th century B.C.E. are not any extra obvious, no much less culturally developed than nineteenth-century British stories of empire in India or Africa; they're each piece as a lot approximately strength, language, and cultural appropriation. This booklet brings anthropological and literary conception to undergo at the narratives that later Greeks inform approximately founding colonies and the strategies wherein the colonized are assimilated into the usual story-lines, metaphors, and rituals of the colonizers. the uniqueness and the universality of the Greek colonial representations are explored via particular comparability with later eu narratives of latest international cost.