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Greek Marseille and Mediterranean Celtic Region


Edited By Sophie Bouffier and Dominique Garcia

This unique collection of essays contains a synthesis of recent works by distinguished archaeologists and historians in their field, illuminating extensive research in the Southern Gaul and on the territory of the Greek city of Marseille.
Investigating the occupation of Massalia territory before the foundation of the Greek city to the Roman period, these findings provide an overview of the diverse issues behind the circulations between Greeks from Phocaea and Celtic populations. This reflection on a key region of the Euro-Mediterranean space rests on the analysis of archaeological findings, including: urban excavations, spatial studies, analysis of necropolis, submarine remains, paleo-environmental data, and reviewing the ancient literary documentation. These new and innovative findings in Greek Marseille and Mediterranean Celtic Region will be of particular interest to both students and scholars exploring the political, economic and cultural fields of relationships between the Greek migrants and the populations they started to meet at the end of the seventh century BC.
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Sophie Bouffier is Full Professor (Exceptional Class) of Greek History at Aix-Marseille University and Director of the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’homme. A former alumna of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris and of Ecole française de Rome, she received her Ph.D. in studies of water management in ancient Greek colonies. More extensively, she is a specialist of Greek colonization in the West Mediterranean area. Dominique Garcia is Full Professor (Exceptional Class) of Archaeology (National Antiquities and European Protohistory) at Aix-Marseille University and President of the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives. A member of the Institut Universitaire de France, he is one of the most important French specialists of Celtic Gaul and has published several books, including La Celtique méditerranéenne (2004, 2014).

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