Synopses & Reviews
The archaeology of classical Greece developed in the shadow of Greek historical scholarship. Many modern developments in archaeology have been neglected, and classical archaeology has become something of a backwater. The contributors to this book review the history of the field and aim to demonstrate that modern archaeological approaches can contribute to a richer understanding of Greek society. They insist that this complex, literate and highly unusual society poses important questions for archaeologists of other regions.
"As a cross section of current approaches to the classical past, this stimulating book belongs in undergraduate as well as graduate libraries." S. Langdon, Choice
"The scholarship throughout is impressive; the bibliography alone is worth the price of the book." Rhys F. Townsend, Archaeological News
A reassessment of the archaeology of classical Greece, using modern archaeological approaches to provide a richer understanding of Greek society.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-238) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Ian Morris; Part I. History: 2. Archaeologies of Greece Ian Morris; Part II. Artefacts and Objects: 3. Protoattic pottery: a contextual approach James Whitley; 4. The riddle of the sphinx Herbert Hoffmann; 5. Looking on - Greek style. Does the sculpted girl speak to women too? Robin Osborne; Part III. Aretefacts as Traded Objects: 6. Pots Positivism and long-distance trade David Gill; 7. Athens, Etruria and Heuneburg: mutual misconceptions in the study of Greek-barbarian relations Karim Arafat, and Catherine Morgan; Part IV. Artefacts in the Landscape: 8. Intensive survey, agricultural practice and the classical landscape of Greece Susan Alcock, John Cherry, and Jack Davis; 9. Breaking up the Hellenistic world: survey and society Susan Alcock; Part V. Responses: 10. An historian's response Michael Jameson; 11. An archaeologist's response Anthony Snodgrass.