The book presents the prehistory of Attica (Neolithic and Bronze Age) first and then focuses mainly on the topography of the city-state of Athens over the centuries from 1050 BC, the beginning of historical times, to the 3rd/4th century AD, which is considered the end of Antiquity. The narration combines a discussion of the topographical, epigraphical and archaeological data, as well as of the great works of ancient Greek art created in Athens during this period. Apart from the city (asty), the book presents the archaeological evidence from the demoi in Attica, the vitally important rural territory (chora) of the city-state, integral to the functioning of the political system. Particular emphasis is placed on the demos of Piraeus, main port of Athens, which played a significant role in Athenian economy and history in general. The extensive appendix presents plans, architectural drawings, and graphic restorations of monuments with explanatory texts by Panos Valavanis and Lydia Palaiokrassa-Kopitsa, and enriches the illustrations.
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About the Author
Andreas G. Vlachopoulos was born in Patras, Greece, in 1965. Undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Archaeology at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, specializing in Aegean Prehistory. His doctoral thesis (1994) negotiates the Late Mycenaean period on Naxos, for which research he received the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies (1997). Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Princeton (1998-1999) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2001-2002). His main research interests are the Mycenaean period in the Cyclades and the wall-paintings of Thera. Collaborator of Professor Christos Doumas in the excavation at Akrotiri, Thera. Member of the Archaeological Society at Athens. Since 2009 Assistant Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina, he has taught also at the universities of Athens (2006-present) and of the Peloponnese (2003-2004), and has given lectures and seminars at universities in Europe, America and Canada. He is the author of a monograph on Naxos and the Aegean in the 12 th c. BC, and the scientific editor of three volumes on Greek Archaeology.
Table of Contents
Prehistoric Times OLGA KAKAVOGIANNI Historical Times: from the Geometric period (10th century BC) to Late Antiquity (6th century AD) ANGELOS P. MATTHAIOU Athens PANOS VALAVANIS Sanctuaries of Attica LYDIA PALAIOKRASSA-KOPITSA Attic demoi GEORGE STEINHAUER Piraeus GEORGE STEINHAUER BIBLIOGRAPHY