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H 290 x W 205 mm

170 pages

173 figures, 2 tables (colour throughout)

Published Sep 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803273228

Digital: 9781803273235

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Crete; Phoenicians; Iron Age; Aegean Sea; Temples; Kommos; Faience; Pottery

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Commercial Districts and the Role of Crete in Phoenician Trading Networks in the Aegean

By Judith Muñoz Sogas

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The island of Crete was an important place for cultural and economic exchanges between Greeks and Near Easterners in the Aegean during the 1st millennium BC. This book aims to understand the Phoenician presence and trade in Aegean temples, as well as how Crete shaped its role within the context of Mediterranean trade routes from East to West.



Abstract ;

Preface and acknowledgments ;

Introduction ;
Contextual analyses ;
Aim and methodology ;
The site of Kommos ;

The Commercial temple of Kommos ;
Temple B ;
The commercial district of Kommos ;
Observations ;

Kommos and its connections within Crete ;
Knossos ;
Eleutherna ;
The Idaean Cave ;
Other sites ;
Land routes ;
General observations on Cretan sites ;

Other possible commercial sanctuaries ;
Cyprus ;
Rhodes ;
Samos and the Temple of Hera ;
Euboea ;
Observations ;
Further Eastern and Phoenician presence ;
Sea routes ;
General observations on commercial temples ;

Conclusions ;


About the Author

Judith Muñoz Sogas has a PhD in History from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2020) and currently works at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Since 2022, she has been a PostDoctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona, focusing on Greek-Phoenician contacts in Iron Age Crete. She has been affiliated to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the National Hellenic Research Foundation as a visiting researcher, as well as the University of Sheffield. She has participated as an archaeologist in several excavation projects in Spain and collaborated with the Archaeological Museum of Catalunya (Spain) and Weston Park Museum (United Kingdom).