'Early Greece'. On the 'Problem' of the Orient in founded histories of the Occident

Published: 2010-03-24 | DOI: 10.54799/PDMQ3376


There has been a long discussion in Classical Archaeology and Classics in general concerning oriental impact on homeric Greece. This contribution attempts to approach this topic through the concepts of 'founding stories' or 'intentional history'. These concepts focus on history and historiography in their social function for the construction of tradition and continuity as well as for demarcation and exclusion practices even in the modern world. On this basis, some sections of archaeological texts are given, which by certain narrative patterns produce an 'Orientalist' view of history.

How to Cite

Schweizer, Beat. 2010. “’Early Greece’. On the ’Problem’ of the Orient in Founded Histories of the Occident”. EAZ – Ethnographisch-Archaeologische Zeitschrift 51 (1/2):191-214. https://doi.org/10.54799/PDMQ3376.
EAZ Cover Issue 1/2/2010, 51. Volume
EAZ Cover Issue 1/2/2010, 51. Volume
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