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Mediterranean Networks and the Emergence of Greek Civilization
Date: Thursday November 8, 2007, at 8 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Free. Reservation required



From the 8th through the 6th centuries B.C., Greeks set out in small ships and founded hundreds of new city states along the coasts of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. While Greeks found themselves further apart from each other, the growing distance strengthened their identity. Irad Malkin, chair of the department of history at Tel Aviv University, discusses why the multi-directional Greek networks that operated across the waters deserve further study for what they reveal about the rise of Greek civilization.