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The Archaeology of Greece and RomeStudies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass$
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John Bintliff and N. Keith Rutter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474417099

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.001.0001

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‘The Coming of the Greeks’ and All That

‘The Coming of the Greeks’ and All That

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(p.3) 1 ‘The Coming of the Greeks’ and All That
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The Archaeology of Greece and Rome
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Oliver Dickinson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0001

My title is deliberately chosen to reflect that of the comic account of British history 1066 and All That (Sellar and Yeatman 1930), for the same reason that I entitled a previous paper ‘The Catalogue of Ships and All That’ (Dickinson 1999a). In both cases I used it to indicate how an idea has become so embedded in the general consciousness of the educated as to be readily accepted as ‘what everyone thinks’ – or rather ‘remembers’, since, as the authors of 1066 and All That point out in their Compulsory Preface, ‘History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember’ (Sellar and Yeatman 1930: vii).

Keywords:   Greeks, Helladic, The Iliad

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