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Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments, and Memories (W.B. Stanford Memorial Lectures)

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Social or collective memory has recently become a much debated subject in academic disciplines and in the popular media. People in antiquity surely possessed similar shared memories, but except for the limited accounts of elite authors--they are notoriously difficult to recover. This book explores how material culture, in particular the evidence of landscape and of monuments, can reveal commemorative practices and collective amnesias in past societies. Three case studies are considered--Greece in the early Roman period, Hellenistic and Roman Crete, and Messenia from Archaic to Hellenistic times.

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Social memory - the memories shared among groups of people - is a powerful political and emotional force. But how can we recover what long-gone societies, such as the ancient Greeks, remembered about their past? This book argues that archaeology, in particular the evidence of landscape and of monuments, can help us to trace past patterns in commemoration and forgetfulness. This is the first archaeological study to explore this subject in relation to the classical world and employs three detailed case studies, drawn from different regions and time periods in Greek history.

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Explores social memory in the ancient Greek world using the evidence of landscapes and monuments.

Table of Contents

1. Archaeologies of memory; 2. Old Greece within the Empire; 3. Cretan inventions; 4. Being Messenian; 5. Three short stories about Greek memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521813556
Author:
Alcock, Susan E.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Greece Antiquities.
Subject:
Memory--Social aspects--Greece--History--To 1500
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 half-tones 6 figures 9 maps 8 p
Pages:
236

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"Synopsis" by , Social memory - the memories shared among groups of people - is a powerful political and emotional force. But how can we recover what long-gone societies, such as the ancient Greeks, remembered about their past? This book argues that archaeology, in particular the evidence of landscape and of monuments, can help us to trace past patterns in commemoration and forgetfulness. This is the first archaeological study to explore this subject in relation to the classical world and employs three detailed case studies, drawn from different regions and time periods in Greek history.
"Synopsis" by , Explores social memory in the ancient Greek world using the evidence of landscapes and monuments.
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