The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

by James Whitley
     
 

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece provides an up-to-date synthesis of current research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods. Its rich and diverse material has always provoked admiration and even wonder, but it is seldom analyzed as a key to our understanding of Greek civilization. Dr. Whitley shows how the material evidence canSee more details below

Overview

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece provides an up-to-date synthesis of current research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods. Its rich and diverse material has always provoked admiration and even wonder, but it is seldom analyzed as a key to our understanding of Greek civilization. Dr. Whitley shows how the material evidence can be used to address central historical questions for which literary evidence is often insufficient, and he also situates Greek art within the broader field of Greek material culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521622059
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1901
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface and acknowledgements
Pt. IApproaches to Greek Archaeology
1Introduction: Classical Archaeology and its objects3
2Great traditions: Classical scholarship and Classical Archaeology17
3Modern archaeologies of Greece42
4Chronology and terminology60
Pt. IIArchaic Greece, 1000-479 B.C.
5Early Iron Age Greece, 1000-700 B.C.77
6The Aegean, the Levant and the West: the Orientalising phenomenon102
7Gods, heroes and sacred places134
8The city, the state and the polis165
9Art, narrative and monumentality195
10Regional archaeologies231
Pt. IIIClassical Greece
11Defining the Classical: Classical art269
12Cities and sanctuaries of Classical Greece294
13The archaeology of democracy: Classical Athens329
14Beyond the polis: the countryside of Classical Greece376
15Epilogue: towards Hellenistic archaeology400
Further reading for each chapter420
Bibliography429
Index477

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