Mycenaean Messenia and the Kingdom of Pylos [Paperback]

Richard Hope Simpson(Author)

ISBN: 9781931534925 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 45 | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 115p, H11 x W8.5, 6 b/w maps, 7 b/w plates
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Mycenaean Messenia and the Kingdom of Pylos


This study outlines the state of our present knowledge concerning the Mycenaean settlements in Messenia and examines the evidence for reconstructing the political geography of the “Kingdom” of Pylos. The progress of archaeological exploration in Messenia is reviewed in relation to the Mycenaean (Late Helladic [LH]) period. The data from excavations and surveys concerning the Mycenaean settlements in Messenia are summarized. The author attempts to determine the extent of the “Kingdom” and to identify the locations of its main districts by correlating the archaeological data from Mycenaean sites with the the inscriptions in Linear B found in the “Palace of Nestor” at Ano Englianos.

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"...This is a fundamental review work for all those studying the Mycenaean world and, specifically, Mycenaean Messenia. It also reminds us of how little we know of what is, in theory, one of the best-known areas of this culture and why more excavations are needed."
Claudia V. Alonso Moreno

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