Household and City Organization at Olynthus

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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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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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