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Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide

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Publisher Comments:

Greece, with all its temples, cities, and sanctuaries created by Europe's most formative ancient civilization, is a must-see for the archaeological traveler. This valuable new addition to the acclaimed Oxford Archaeological Guides series provides coverage of all the main archaeological sites in Greece, ranging from prehistory to the sixth century AD. The individual sites are arranged by region, and include Philip's Tomb at Vergina, the Palace complex at Mycenae, the Temples of the Acropolis, the Hellenistic city of the Messene, and the Roman colony of Corinth. Also included in the book are 'partner factor' ratings that rank the most worthwhile sites for travelers to visit during their stay. An up-to-date introduction surveys Greece's landscape, history, and archaeology from the Neolithic period to the end of antiquity, and places the sites in their cultural context. Finally, there is a chronology for reference and a glossary of essential terms.

Synopsis:

This guide provides: coverage of all the main archaeological sites in Greece, ranging from prehistory to the 6th-century AD; sites arranged by region; and "partner factor" ratings including sites worth visiting during your stay for the scenic setting, including bathing.

About the Author

Tony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at Newcastle University and Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art there. He was co-editor of the Oxford Classical Dictionary and the Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. Christopher Mee is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

How to use this Guide

Introduction

Environment and Ecology

Historical Overview

Warfare and Defence

Residential Space

Waterworks

The Agora and Gymnasium

Gods and their Sanctuaries

Competitions

The Greek Way of Death

Ancient Travellers and Tourists

Athens, Attika, and the Saronic

Corinth and Environs

Argolid

Lakonia

Messenia

Arkadia

Elis and Achaia

Central Greece and Euboia

Akarnania and Aitolia

Thessaly and Environs

Epeiros

Macedonia

Chronology

Glossary

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192880581
Subtitle:
An Oxford Archaeological Guide
Author:
Mee, Christopher
Author:
Null, Christopher
Author:
null, Tony
Author:
Spawforth, Tony
Author:
Spawforth, Antony
Author:
Mee, C.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Archaeology | Ancient
Series:
Oxford Archaeological Guides
Series Volume:
98-18
Publication Date:
20010719
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
182 halftones and line illus
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
5.4 x 8.3 x 1.4 in 1.344 lb

Related Subjects

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
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"Synopsis" by , This guide provides: coverage of all the main archaeological sites in Greece, ranging from prehistory to the 6th-century AD; sites arranged by region; and "partner factor" ratings including sites worth visiting during your stay for the scenic setting, including bathing.
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