2 (adriatic sea, north agean, balck sea, africa, eygpt) Earlier centuries before archaic period, greeks spread mainland over to eastern side and cost of asia minor. Movement of ioniansover to aisa minor dorian greeks swept down to peloponeese. Thuc 1. 12. 3-4: 60th after capture of troy . Settle in boeotia: settlements after trojan war. He suggests colonies couldn"t sent out if theres no peace nor settled down. In fact not the case greeks continually travelledi the midst colonization perhaps sign that theres conflict taking place displacedgroups pushed out of their homes and seeking new homes elsewhere. Idea of traveling and relocating home was throroughly ingrained in greek culture. Two epic narrative iliad and oddessey touchstone both involved long idstnce travel and contact wth different groups. (cultural) Deals with similar episode of returns of hero of trojna war. Ojdseey is return and stories that"s now lost. Reveal bigger picture of early acquantiance, long distance travl and colonial settlements.