By Robert J. Buck

Robert Buck's background examines the archaeological list, takes a clean examine what the ancients stated in regards to the Boeotians and on the references of classicists of more moderen instances, retells the legends, and reconstructs the heritage of the sector from the heroic Bronze Age to the Pelopponesian conflict.

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Hyettos," 90-93 and Meyer, RE Supp. 12 (1970) 497. The French School is publishing new studies, R. Etienne and D. Knoepfler, Hyettos de Beotie, BCH, Supp. 3(1976). 56. For excavations see BCH 2 (1878) 492-507. See also Frazer, Paus. 133; M. Feyel, Polybe et I'Histoire de Beotie (Paris, 1943) 192; Guillon, La Beotie antique, 105 with pictures. Kirsten, in Philippson 1. 723, note 23, sees The Land of Boeotia 25 retaining and not fortification walls at Hyettus, like those at Delphi that were covered with inscriptions in a similar way.

Erythrae: Fimmen, Kretich-Mykemsche Kultur, 6 (with earlier authorities); Burr, Neon Katalogos, map 4; Hope Simpson and Lazenby (hesitatingly following Grundy), 24. 156. Erythrae: Leake, TNG 2. 742, no. 199; Pritchett, A]A 61 (1957) 23; Wallace, 81-83. Small village, not Erythrae: Pritchett, Studies 1. 103-7; Fossey, BICS 18 (171) 108, note 2. 157. Scolus: Leake, TNG 2. ; Frazer, Paus. 5. ; Wallace, 133-36 (with earlier authorities cited); Pritchett, A]A 61 (1957) 9-28; Hope Simpson and Lazenby, 21.

8 A limited amount of Thessalian influence is noticeable,9 especially in the early stages. The course of development seems to have been largely a local evolution, as evidenced by such material as Chaeronea ware. 11 Boeotia, however, lay on the periphery of this culture and Elateia in Phocis shows little of Middle Neolithic until the final stages of the period. 12 By the beginning of the Late Neolithic a cultural koine had spread over Greece, marked by new pottery styles of Near Eastern inspiration 13 (face-jugs were not uncommon14), that had fairly rapidly replaced the older ones.

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