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Overview

This gorgeously illustrated, compact volume considers the entire civilization of ancient Greece, including Magna Graecia's colonial expansion.
In color photographs and text, the book offers views of virtually all aspects of ancient Greek life, from the material needs of the people to their artistic culture, from political and administrative organization to the religious cults, and from urban structures to architectural typologies. Archaeologist Stefania Ratto has infused the commentary with accurate, well-informed, and up-to-date scholarship while keeping it lively and accessible, and the clarity of the book's design makes Greece an attractive and inviting introduction to the classical period. A fantastic guide for both the traveler and the general reader, Greece is a welcome addition to any library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520256477
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Series: Dictionaries of Civilization Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,371,576
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Stefania Ratto holds a degree in archaeology of Magna Graecia from the University of Turin, Italy, and a master's degree in classical archaeology from the University of Lecce, Italy.

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Table of Contents

Historical Figures 9

Power and Public Life 59

Divinities and Religion 87

Daily Life 157

The World of the Dead 237

Cities 255

Centers and Monuments 309

References

Map of Ancient Greece 374

Museums 376

Chronology 378

Glossary 380

Index 382

Bibliography 382

Photo Credits 384

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