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Classical Archaeology
     

Classical Archaeology

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by Susan E. Alcock, Robin Osborne
 

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The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world.
  • Second edition is updated and revised

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The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world.

  • Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology
  • Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context
  • Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology
  • Features paired essays – one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman – to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions
  • Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter

Editorial Reviews

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"This is certainly a book for the departmental library, where it will be an important work of reference on current thinking in classical archaeology." (American Journal of Archaeology, April 2009)

"The book succeeds magnificently in introducing interested readers to what is most intellectually exciting about Classical Archaeology at present." (Cambridge Archaeological Journal, October 2008)

“The editors have succeeded in producing a book which clearly defines Classical Archaeology and summarises the great theoretical and methodological changes which have marked the field in recent years … This book should be indispensable for university libraries and achieves a considerable amount for its very reasonable price.” (Journal of Classics Teaching)

“The subject’s extraordinary range is treated well in all sections, which provide valuable insights … .This is a thorough research guide. Highly recommended.” (Choice)

“The editors deserve praise for the inspiring composition and the general idea of this book.” (Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118255162
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology , #18
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
488
File size:
20 MB
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What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"This book engagingly introduces students of archaeology, ancient history and classics to current themes in the archaeology of the Greek and Roman world. Written by leading scholars, it will be invaluable to students and scholars alike."
James Whitley, Cardiff University & Director of The British School at Athens

"Classical Archaeology is an excellent introduction to how Greek and Roman archaeology has changed in the last twenty years, with chapters by many of the field's leading figures. A must-read."
Ian Morris, Stanford University

"Classical Archaeology demonstrates the enormous breadth and depth of the field in a series of investigative essays written by world experts, for all interested in Greek and Roman culture to imbibe and enjoy."
Alan Johnston, University College London

Meet the Author

Susan E. Alcock is Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics, Anthropology and Archaeology at Brown University. Her recent books include Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments and Memory (2001) and Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Analysis in the Mediterranean Region (with John F. Cherry, 2004).

Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. His recent books include Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998), Greek Historical Inscriptions 404–323 B.C. (with P. J. Rhodes, 2003), Greek History (2004), Athens and Athenian Democracy (2010) and The History Written on the Classical Greek Body (2011).

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