Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman Patterns

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Overview

This study explains the Greco-Roman urban form as it relates to the geological basis at selected sites in the Mediterranean basin. Each of the sites—Argos, Delphi, Ephesus, and Syracuse among them—has manifested in its physical form the geology on which it stood and from which it was made.
"By demonstrating the dependence of a group of cities on its geological base," the author writes, "the study forces us to examine more closely the ecology of human settlement, not as a set of theories but as a set of practical constraints..." Exacting attention will be given to local geology (types of building stones, natural springs, effect of earthquakes, silting, etc.) The findings are based on site publications, visits to the sites, and the most recent archaeological plans. The book is illustrated with original photographs and geological maps indicating the known Greco-Roman features—the first such maps published for any of the sites. Sequel to Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities, now available by Publication on Demand

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195083248
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dora P. Crouch received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught at three California state colleges, at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 History, Geology, Engineering, and Archaeology 17
3 Western Grego-Roman Cities 27
Agrigento 27
Morgantina 47
Selinus 70
Syracuse 89
4 Central Greco-Roman Cities 110
Argos 110
Corinth 129
Delphi 151
5 Eastern Grego-Roman Cities 177
Miletus 177
Priene 199
Ephesus 215
6 Comparisons of Cities 245
7 General Conclusions 253
8 Physical and Intellectual Issues 260
App. A: Chronologies 267
App. B: Glossary of Technical Terms 282
Notes 293
Bibliography 301
Index 359
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