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By Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy, Irene S. Lemos

This publication is the main basic reinterpretation of historical Greek historical past, tradition, and society in thirty years. The authors refute the conventional view of the Greek darkish Age with proof of a gentle development from Mycenaean kingship to the notion of aristocratic the Aristocracy within the Archaic period.

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4 Barber 1992: 1 and n. 6; Darcque (2005: 95) does not believe this block was used for a wall, but rather may have been intended as a base or anta; this view conforms with Nelson’s observations (2001: 186) about this masonry being transitional from his pseudo-ashlar to orthostate styles. He misquotes Barber (Nelson 2001: 67, n. 165) concerning the block; it was found built into the remains of the first mansion, not the last and Darcque (2005: 95) points out that a total of eight such blocks were found incorporated into Mansion I and II.

43 7], 68 [Temple 15], 85–6 [Temple 17]). 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.

23, pl. 15. The difference is accounted for by noting that the vault of the east gallery is formed by one course and a wedge while the southern gallery chambers are formed of two courses, the last one with the facing closing blocks – cf. Müller’s comments, (1930: 34) that the explanation of the differences is to be sought in the selections of blocks.  . 14 Corbelling at Tiryns, photograph by the author       37 notion that the Mycenaeans learned from the Hittites about this form of construction.

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