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Classical Archaeology / Edition 1
     

Classical Archaeology / Edition 1

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by Susan E. Alcock, Robin Osborne
 

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ISBN-10: 0631234187

ISBN-13: 9780631234180

Pub. Date: 07/10/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical positions and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. Classical Archaeology is designed to encourage further

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Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical positions and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. Classical Archaeology is designed to encourage further critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in modern times and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material.

Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, Classical Archaeology contains thematic pairs of essays (each pair comprised of one essay from the Greek world and one from the Roman) that explore ideas such as the ancient environment, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, identity and its material expression, and Mediterranean links with a wider world. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. These features, as well as the editors’ comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, make Classical Archaeology indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631234180
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Contributors.

Introduction: Robin Osborne (University of Cambridge) and Susan E. Alcock (Brown University).

1. What is Classical Archaeology?.

Introduction.

(a) Greek Archaeology: Anthony Snodgrass (University of Cambridge).

(b) Roman Archaeology: Martin Millett (University of Cambridge).

2. Doing Archaeology in the Classical Lands.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: Jack Davis (University of Cincinnati).

(b) The Roman World: Henry Hurst (University of Cambridge).

3. Human Ecology and the Classical Landscape.

Introduction.

Greek and Roman Worlds: Lin Foxhall (University of Leicester ), Martin Jones (University of Cambridge) and Hamish Forbes (University of Nottingham).

4. The Essential Countryside.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: Susan E. Alcock (Brown University).

(b) The Roman World: Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

5. Urban Spaces and Central Places.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: Tonio Hölscher (University of Heidelberg).

(b) The Roman World: Nicholas Purcell (University of Oxford).

6. Housing and Households.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: Lisa Nevett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

(b) The Roman World: Bettina Bergmann (Mount Holyoke College).

7. Cult and Ritual.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: Robin Osborne (University of Cambridge).

(b) The Roman World: Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews).

8. The Personal and the Political.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: John F. Cherry (Brown University).

(b) The Roman World: Penelope J. E. Davies (University of Texas, Austin).

9. The Creation and Expression of Identity.

Introduction.

(a) The Greek World: Jonathan M. Hall (University of Chicago).

(b) The Roman World: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (British School at Rome).

10. Linking with a Wider World.

Introduction.

(a) Greek and 'Barbarians': Sarah P. Morris (University of California, Los Angeles).

(b) Romans and 'Barbarians': Jane Webster (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne).

Prospective: Susan E. Alcock (Brown University) and Robin Osborne (University of Cambridge).

Index

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