Household and City Organization at Olynthus

Household and City Organization at Olynthus

by Nicholas Cahill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300084951

ISBN-13: 9780300084955

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084955
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Greek City Planning in Theory and Practice1
Ch. 2History and Archaeology at Olynthus23
Ch. 3The Houses Described74
Ch. 4The Houses Organized148
Ch. 5The Organization of Blocks194
Ch. 6The Economies of Olynthus223
App. 1Cluster Analysis of Room Areas, Five-Cluster Solution289
App. 2Sales Inscriptions from Olynthus293
Notes301
Bibliography343
Illustration Credits370
General Index371
Index of Houses and Buildings, Blocks, Trenches, and Streets377
Index of Artifacts381

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