Sandy Pylos: An Archaeological History from Nestor to Navarino

Sandy Pylos: An Archaeological History from Nestor to Navarino

by Jack L. Davis
     
 

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This book traces the archaeological history of Pylos and surrounding regions in Messenia from the Palaeolithic to the present. Designed as much for general readers and travelers interested in ancient Greece as for scholars, the volume presents the findings of the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project (PRAP), which has intensively studied the region over the past 15

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This book traces the archaeological history of Pylos and surrounding regions in Messenia from the Palaeolithic to the present. Designed as much for general readers and travelers interested in ancient Greece as for scholars, the volume presents the findings of the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project (PRAP), which has intensively studied the region over the past 15 years. The 1998 edition, originally published by the University of Texas Press and widely used as a textbook in undergraduate classes, is reprinted with a new preface by Jack Davis and John Bennet, two of the project's original directors, assessing PRAP's impact and outlining new discoveries in the region.

Editorial Reviews

Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2008 - Stefanie A. H. Kennell
Ten years on, SP is still a good read, a splendid introduction to the pre-modern southwestern Peloponnese... that proves history of several sorts can be written without the aid (or crutch?) of a privileged ancient narrative.'
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Traces the archaeological history of Pylos and surrounding regions in Messenia from the Stone Age to the present. Davis (Greek archaeology, U. of Cincinnati) presents the findings of a consortium of 35 archaeologists, natural scientists, historians, and art historians on the area that is mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as the seat of King Nestor and was the site where modern Greece won its independence from Turkey in the 1827 naval battle of Navarino. The contributions combine to demonstrate how historical and archaeological evidence can be synthesized to offer insights into the past, in this case over two millenia. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876619612
Publisher:
American School of Classical Studies
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Jack L. Davis is Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. John Bennet is Professor of Aegean Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

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