CLCV 205 - Lecture 7 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny (cont.)
Lecture 7 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny (cont.)
In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan explores the rise of Greek colonies. He argues that the rise of new colonies was primarily due to the need for new farmland, although he acknowledges several other important reasons. He also shows where the Greeks colonized and explains that the process of founding a new colony probably took place within the dynamics of a polis. Finally, he offers a few important outcomes of this colonizing impulse.
Pomeroy, Burstein, Donlan and Roberts. Ancient Greece. Oxford University Press: New York, 1999, pp. 81-130.