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This publication is the main basic reinterpretation of old Greek heritage, tradition, and society in thirty years. The authors refute the normal view of the Greek darkish Age with facts of a gradual development from Mycenaean kingship to the notion of aristocratic the Aristocracy within the Archaic period.

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There it appears in the postern beneath the Postern Wall of the Old Hittite period (Büyükkale IVC) in the sixteenth to fifteenth centuries  at Bog˘azköy and at Alis¸ar in its underground passage beneath the fortification (Neve 1982: 39–45), and later examples are known from Bog˘azköy, Alaça Hüyük, Gavurkale, and Ras Shamra that belong in the thirteenth century (Naumann 1971: 124–31, 302–4). Naumann and Neve also relate this technique to the monumental ‘arched’ gates in the fortifications of Bog˘azköy built during the reign of Tudhaliyas IV (1237–1209 ).

27 specialised architectural forms at a secondary centre for economic activities is at Gla (Iakovides 1989, 1998, 2001). 9). More than any other location, Gla displays the extent to which principles of formal planning in Mycenaean architecture have been adopted. 9 Buildings E and Z at Gla, adapted from Iakovides 2001, plan 19 28  .  megaron, the corridor, and the two-room suite, the logic and hierarchy of Mycenaean administration, as well as no doubt elite social order, is displayed (Iakovides 1989: 220–3, 306–7; 2001: 80–4; Kilian 1987d: 28–32).

2 By axial ‘megara’ I include Hiesel’s oikos 1 and 2 and the Antenhaus types (Hiesel 1990: 5, 203–4). By mansions I mean the elaborate residences and industrial centres such as the House of the Sphinxes, the House of the Oil Merchant; see Darcque 2005: 341–66.       9 and post and then to add additional rooms at the side and end (Wright 1990: 347–53). This is in fact an old habit observable throughout the MH in the reservation of the back room of an apsidal or rectangular structure for storage, which can be entered either from within the house or from outside it (Lerna: Zerner 1978: 35–8; Eutresis: Goldman 1931, houses C and D; Korakou: Blegen 1921: 76–8, house F).

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