publication . Article . 1907

a history of the pelasgian theory

Myres, J. L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1907 Journal: The Journal of Hellenic Studies, volume 27, pages 170-225 (issn: 0075-4269, eissn: 2041-4099, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>Few peoples of the ancient world have given rise to so much controversy as the Pelasgians; and of few, after some centuries of discussion, is so little clearly established. Like the Phoenicians, the Celts, and of recent years the Teutons, they have been a peg upon which to hang all sorts of speculation; and whenever an inconvenient circumstance has deranged the symmetry of a theory, it has been safe to ‘call it Pelasgian and pass on.’</jats:p><jats:p>One main reason for this ill-repute, into which the Pelasgian name has fallen, has been the very uncritical fashion in which the ancient statements about the Pelasgians have commonly been mishandled.</jats:p...
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free text keywords: Classics, Linguistics and Language, Archaeology, Literature and Literary Theory, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Language and Linguistics, History, Pelasgians, Speculation
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publication . Article . 1907

a history of the pelasgian theory

Myres, J. L.;