Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2012

4 December 2012

Greeks and Phoenicians at the Mediterranean Crossroads

Edited by Polyxeni Adam-Veleni & Evangelia Stefani

Greeks and Phoenicians at the Mediterranean Crossroads

City: Thessaloniki

Year: 2012

Publisher: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Description: Paperback, 202 p., b/w and coloured illustrations in text, 27,7x20,5 cm


Phoenicians and Greeks: two seafaring peoples who left clear marks on the Mediterrane­an routes. Their presence affected the fate of many other peoples and opened roads of trade and culture. Which were the meeting points of these rulers of the waves? And which their conflicting? How did they interact and how they evolved? How common were their cultural characteristics? All these questions have troubled researchers of the Mediterranean history and archaeology.

The temporary exhibition “Greeks and Phoenicians in the Mediterranean crossroads” is or­ganised within the framework of the “Thessaloniki – Cultural Crossroads” programme of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which was dedicated to the Near and Middle East for 2011. The idea derived from the recent archaeological evidence in northern Greece, which indi­cate a more vibrant Phoenician presence in the northern Aegean.

The present exhibition aims to focus mainly on the Phoenician presence in the Aegean and collect recent data, while its temporal range reaches the 4th c. BC for the first time, the era of Alexander the Great. It was him, who brought an end to Phoenician supremacy in the Med­iterranean. From then on the Phoenicians diminish and other peoples assimilate them.

The book is bilingual. For the Greek version press here.


Forewords (Pavlos GeroulanosLina Mendoni) [8-11]

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, ‘Preface’ [14-17]

Evangelia Stefani, ‘Greeks and Phoenicians at the Mediterranean crossroads. The museological approach’ [25-29]

Giorgos Bourogiannis, ‘Introduction to the Phoenician problematic’ [37-41]

Leila Badre, ‘Interconnections between the eastern and the western Mediterranean’ [47-48]

Nikolaos Chr. Stampolidis, ‘The Phoenicians and the Aegean in the Early Iron Age’ [55-59]

Giorgos Bourogiannis, ‘The Phoenician presence in the Aegean from the 7th to the 4th century BC’ [63-64]

Michalis A. Tiverios, ‘The Phoenician presence in the northern Aegean’ [69-72]

Giorgos Bourogiannis, ‘Phoenicians and Cyprus’ [75-76]

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, ‘Alexander the Great, the Phoenician cities and the siege of Tyre’ [81-82]

Emmanuel Voutyras, ‘The alphabet’ [87-90]

Νikos Merousis, Resins, spices and perfumes from Canaan to the Aegean’ [95-98]

Rena Veropoulidou, ‘The Tyrian Purple, a “royal” dye’ [103-105]

Catalogue of objects [107-183]

Bibliography [185]


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