The Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace: Orpheus Unmasked by Z. H. Archibald

The Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace: Orpheus Unmasked

byZ. H. Archibald

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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Spectacular archaeological discoveries were made during the 1970s and 1980s in Bulgaria and North Aegean Greece which sparked international interest in the forgotten Odrysian kingdom of Thrace. Here, for the first time, these and earlier discoveries are presented in their archaeological andhistorical context. The Thracians were the fabulously wealthy and populous neighbours of the ancient Greeks, whose golden age began in the fifth century BC when an inter-tribal state was created by the ruling dynasty of the tribe - the Odrysians. A vogue in the Greek world for Orpheus the Thraciancoincided with the period of the Odrysians's greatest prominence. Not only does this book analyse the fascinating cultural amalgam of native, Persian, and Greek elements by the Odrysian governing elite, it also provides new data on the external relations of Athens, Thasos, and Macedon in theclassical and early Hellenistic periods.

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Zofia Halina Archibald is at University of Liverpool.

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Title:The Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace: Orpheus UnmaskedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:394 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.18 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198150474

ISBN - 13:9780198150473

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`Important book ... a fascinating tale of interaction and mutual acculturation between Greek and Thracian, which would have been impossible to glean from the literary evidence alone. Archibald's exemplary book is accessible to both the general reader and specialist.'TLS