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    Brown, Andrew 2008. ‘There ought to be some worthwhile ones’: The Bristol University ‘Cook Collection’ and Anatolia.. Anatolian Studies, Vol. 58, Issue. , p. 173.

  • Print publication year: 1982
  • Online publication date: March 2008

18a - East Greece

This chapter reviews the environment in which the Greek settlers found themselves and makes a somewhat inconclusive evaluation of their response on the plane of human geography. The Greek settlements for the most part were planted in bays and at little coastal plains; and it is only on the Halicarnassus peninsula that archaeological investigation has given us any impression of native settlement coexisting with the emerging Greek civilization. The north-east of Caria has the advantage of possessing larger basins of agricultural land that can be approached from up the Maeander valley, and some substantial settlements there date from prehistoric times. The Greek cities of the mainland coast were for the most part well situated to provide for their own needs. The Ionians' addiction to city life and development of its potentialities must have been an important factor in the historical evolution of ancient Greek life.
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