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Archaic and Classical Greek Sicily: A Social and Economic History

Franco De Angelis


Ancient Greek migrants in Sicily produced societies and economies that both paralleled and differed from their homeland. Since the nineteenth century, explanations for these similarities and differences have been debated, with attention focusing on the roles played by locals and immigrants in Greek Sicily’s remarkable cultural efflorescence. Some scholars have viewed the ancient Greeks as one of a long line of incomers whom Sicily and its inhabitants shape; others have seen them in a hierarchical manner, with the Greeks acting as the source of innovation and achievement in shaping their Sicily ... More

Keywords: Sicily, Greece, migration, frontier, diaspora, local peoples, Phoenicians, frontier history, society, economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170474
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franco De Angelis, author
Associate Professor of Greek History and Archaeology, University of British Columbia