Household and City Organization at Olynthus

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Olynthus, one of the best-preserved ancient Greek cities, was excavated in the 1920s and 1930s, revealing more than a hundred houses and their exceptionally complete contents. In this copiously illustrated book, Nicholas Cahill analyzes this archaeological information and provides important new insights into the daily lives of the ancient Greeks, the organization of their public and domestic space, and the economic and social patterns in Olynthus.
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Michael H. Jameson
A terrific book. Anyone working on Greek urban or household studies will want to have it at their side.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300084955
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Greek City Planning in Theory and Practice 1
Ch. 2 History and Archaeology at Olynthus 23
Ch. 3 The Houses Described 74
Ch. 4 The Houses Organized 148
Ch. 5 The Organization of Blocks 194
Ch. 6 The Economies of Olynthus 223
App. 1 Cluster Analysis of Room Areas, Five-Cluster Solution 289
App. 2 Sales Inscriptions from Olynthus 293
Notes 301
Bibliography 343
Illustration Credits 370
General Index 371
Index of Houses and Buildings, Blocks, Trenches, and Streets 377
Index of Artifacts 381
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