Household and City Organization at Olynthus

Household and City Organization at Olynthus

by Nicholas Cahill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300084951

ISBN-13: 9780300084955

Pub. Date: 04/10/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Olynthus, in Northern Greece, provides an excellent case study for exploring the ideals and realities of the Greek city since its occupation was short lived, lasting only three generations, and it was not re-occupied and subjected to later building. Nicholas Cahill utilises archaeological evidence excavated from the city in the 1920s and 1930s and compares it to

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Olynthus, in Northern Greece, provides an excellent case study for exploring the ideals and realities of the Greek city since its occupation was short lived, lasting only three generations, and it was not re-occupied and subjected to later building. Nicholas Cahill utilises archaeological evidence excavated from the city in the 1920s and 1930s and compares it to literary references on subjects such as the planning and design of the city, its houses, the organisation of public and private space, the economy and social activities of the city and the lives of its inhabitants. He concludes by challenging the traditional view that the Greeks had a single, standard model and approach to the household and city planning.

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ISBN-13:
9780300084955
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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