AHC: Wank Greek Colonization

Just to be clear, this isn’t referring to either modern Greece or Alexander’s colonization efforts—this is about the society-wide colonization efforts from the 8th to 6th centuries BCE. How much farther afield could Greek apoikia have been established? For instance, how could we get them to pass the Gates of Hercules, or expand beyond the Sinai into the Red Sea? Alternatively, how can we expand these colonies’ cultural influence into their hinterlands, and get viable Hellenistic states out of them?
 
If you want more wide-spread Greek colonization, you have to nerf the Phoenicians. Have the Bronze Age Collapse not turn out well for them and they are unable to distinguish themselves from the other Canaanite polities. The Greeks have free reign in the areas the Phoenicians colonized IOTL.
 
  1. Have them conquer Carthage very early on before it can establish itself. If this is too much, at least expanding into Western Lybia and confining the Carthaginian to the rest of the Maghreb should be enough.
  2. Have them replace most of the Carthaginian presence in the Mediterranean islands and Southern Iberia.
  3. Have colonies go more northwards in the Adriatic.
  4. The Phrygians remain in power, the allied Greek colonies have more power and colonize even more of the Anatolian coast in the mean time as the Phrygian focus on defending and expanding into Armenia.
  5. The Greek Cypriots expel the Phoenicians from the island.
Just to be clear, this isn’t referring to either modern Greece or Alexander’s colonization efforts—this is about the society-wide colonization efforts from the 8th to 6th centuries BCE. How much farther afield could Greek apoikia have been established? For instance, how could we get them to pass the Gates of Hercules, or expand beyond the Sinai into the Red Sea? Alternatively, how can we expand these colonies’ cultural influence into their hinterlands, and get viable Hellenistic states out of them?
Red sea? Very unlikely, there is not much good coastal land for colonies anyway, there is a reason why they settled in Cyrenaica specifically.
Beyond Gibraltar? Possible but it would be small outposts, the main trade routes would go through the Western European rivers.
Inland expansion? In Italy the inland of the Calabrian peninsula and the like was being colonized and so was Sicily but for most of the rest of the land inland expansion was slow and unstable, I don't think this would change without strong imperial backing like the Macedonians gave in Southern Italy.
In places like Anatolia it should be easier I think.
 
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