Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments, and Memories

Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments, and Memories

by Susan E. Alcock
     
 

This 2002 book explores social memory in the ancient Greek world using the evidence of landscapes and monuments.See more details below

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This 2002 book explores social memory in the ancient Greek world using the evidence of landscapes and monuments.

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"[T]his important book, whose open-minded approach eschews glib labels and thus gives plenty of space for the imaginative interpretations essential to the theme, is relevant for cultural and political history...[Alcock] writes with confidence and authority to suggest new and diverse ways to approach what was surely an important part of the ancient world." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"Alcock challenges us to see that people meander and move through a world populated with buildings and texts that speak, in a way, to one another, and to the pedestrians wandering among them. Don't forget to listen for the rhetoric of the landscape within the city and the rhetoric of the city within the empire. Alcock encourages us to put our ear to the very rocky ground, listening for what are considered usable memories, pasts convenient for present appropriation." - Laura Nasrallah, Harvard Divinity School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521813556
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Series:
W.B. Stanford Memorial Lectures
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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