A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. * A Thematic study of this crucial formative period of Greek history, from the same series as P.J. Rhodes' A History of the Classical Greek World. * Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World. * Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs. * Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism.