Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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
How to use this Guide
Environment and Ecology
Warfare and Defence
The Agora and Gymnasium
Gods and their Sanctuaries
The Greek Way of Death
Ancient Travellers and Tourists
Athens, Attika, and the Saronic
Corinth and Environs
Elis and Achaia
Central Greece and Euboia
Akarnania and Aitolia
Thessaly and Environs