The Thalassocracies

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SUNY Press, 1971 - 185 pages
The study of chronography is a relatively new field, and Dr. Miller has once again contributed to its advancement with The Thalassocracies, her second original investigation in which she attempts to establish the chronography of events in the ancient world. This is an extension of Dr. Miller's Sicilian Colony Dates, in which she examined the ability of the ancient Greek historians to cite dates for historical events occurring before the advent of Greek historiography in the fifth century B.C.

A well-organized, carefully developed study, The Thalassocracies depends almost completely upon evidence of early Greek history and historiography from diverse and rarely treated ancient sources rather than from derivative modern works. It is an important contribution to research in the fields of history and historiography because of Dr. Miller's perceptive observations and interpretations of events in antiquity. She presents a wealth of information about ancient sources of early Greek and Near Eastern history and demonstrates thorough scholarship in handling her subject which, although highly technical, she presents clearly enough to make it accessible to the nonspecialist reader. The value in both of Dr. Miller's studies lies in her penetration beyond the mass of secondary sources to determine the origins of the various dates that are found there and to decide upon the reliability of the general chronology that had become canonical by Herodotus's time.
 

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III
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IV
5
V
6
VI
7
VII
9
VIII
10
IX
11
X
13
LV
84
LVI
85
LVII
89
LVIII
93
LIX
96
LX
102
LXI
106
LXII
107

XI
19
XII
22
XIV
23
XV
25
XVII
28
XVIII
29
XIX
30
XX
31
XXI
32
XXII
36
XXIII
37
XXIV
40
XXV
41
XXVI
43
XXVII
44
XXVIII
47
XXIX
50
XXX
52
XXXI
54
XXXII
57
XXXIII
58
XXXV
60
XXXVI
62
XL
63
XLIII
64
XLVI
65
XLVII
68
XLVIII
70
XLIX
72
L
74
LI
76
LIII
77
LIV
81
LXIII
108
LXV
109
LXVI
112
LXVIII
114
LXX
115
LXXI
116
LXXII
120
LXXIII
122
LXXIV
124
LXXV
127
LXXVI
128
LXXVII
129
LXXVIII
130
LXXIX
133
LXXX
134
LXXXI
135
LXXXII
138
LXXXIII
140
LXXXV
141
LXXXVI
143
LXXXVII
146
LXXXVIII
148
LXXXIX
150
XC
154
XCI
156
XCII
166
XCIII
167
XCIV
169
XCV
171
XCVI
176
XCVII
179
XCVIII
181
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Molly Broadbent Miller graduated with a B.A. degree in classics from the University of Manchester and received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Glasgow in 1953, completing her dissertation on "Prologomena to the Study of Greek Chronography." She has taught at the University of Glasgow and, as visiting professor of classics, at State University of New York at Buffalo. Her Sicilian Colony Dates (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1970) is the companion piece to The Thalassocracies. She is the author of Studies in Greek Genealogy (Leiden; E. J. Brill, 1968), and several learned articles on chronographic and demographic aspects of Greek history.

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