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The Archaeology of Athens
     

The Archaeology of Athens

by John M. Camp
 

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ISBN-10: 0300101511

ISBN-13: 9780300101515

Pub. Date: 02/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp’s lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites.
"A masterful

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In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp’s lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites.
"A masterful interdisciplinary compendium. . . . No volume has so successfully mined the riches of literature and history in pursuit of archeological evidence."—Publishers Weekly
"Those seeking a straightforward, up-to-date, and wonderfully well-illustrated account of the monumental history of Athens will find themselves well served for several years to come."—Robin Osborne, Times Literary Supplement
“One of the few must-have books for every scholar and student, every library and every individual concerned with archaeology. . . . An invaluable guide to further explorations for many visitors, students, and scholars.”—Linda Jones Roccos, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"This up-to-date book on archaeological Athens and Attica will fit in perfectly with courses dealing with ancient Greece in general and with classical Greek art and architecture in particular."—R. Ross Holloway, Brown University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300101515
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
333,234
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IThe Monuments of Athens
1Introduction: The Physical Setting3
2The Prehistoric Period11
Paleolithic and Neolithic11
Early Bronze Age12
Middle Bronze Age13
Late Bronze Age14
3Early and Archaic Athens21
The Dark Ages21
The Eighth and Seventh Centuries22
The Sixth Century26
Solon26
Peisistratos28
The Rise of Democracy39
The Persian Wars47
4Classical Athens59
Kimon63
Perikles72
The Parthenon74
The Propylaia82
The Temple of Athena Nike90
The Erechtheion93
The Lower City100
Attica106
The Peloponnesian War117
The Fourth Century137
5Hellenistic Athens161
6Roman Athens183
7Late Roman Athens223
Epilogue239
Part IISite Summaries
Athens247
Acropolis248
Acropolis Slopes254
Agora257
Kerameikos261
Mouseion Hill, Pnyx, Areopagos264
Olympieion, Southeast Athens266
Attica271
Acharnai274
Brauron277
East Coast: Steireia, Prasiai (Porto Raphti, Koroni, Perati)281
Eleusis283
Ikaria289
Marathon291
Peiraieus294
Phyle299
Rhamnous301
Sounion305
Thorikos311
West Coast: Euonymon, Aixone, Cape Zoster, Cave of Pan (Trachones, Glyphada, Vouliagmeni, Vari)315
Border Areas319
Eleutherai319
Oropos (Amphiareion)322
Salamis324
Abbreviations328
Illustration Credits329
Index330

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