9780415487252

Athens, Attica and the Megarid: An Archaeological Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415487252

  • ISBN10:

    0415487250

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-09-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This exciting new guide is the ideal companion to Greece if you are a traveller with historical and archaeological interests, as it combines practical information with impeccable scholarly research.

Table of Contents

Forward
Acknowledgements
Information for the Reader
Athens and Piraeus
Athens: a historical overview
The Acropolis
The slopes of the Acropolis and the Peripatos
The Areopagos, the Hill of the Nymphs, the Mouseion Hill with the Pnyx, the Philopappos Monument and the Kerameikos
The Greek Agora, the Roman Market, the Library of Hadrian and Monastiraki
Plaka, Olympieion, Ilissos Area, the First Cemetery and the Stadium of Herodes Atticus
The National Garden, main boulevards, National Museum, Lykabettos, Tourkovounia and the Academy at Kolonos Hippios
Piraeus and Daphni
Kaisariani and the monasteries and quarries on Hymettos
From Athens to Sounion and in the Mesogeia
Glyphada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Vari and the southwest Attic coastal sites
From Anavyssos to Sounion
The Laurion, Thorikos, Porto Raphti and Brauron
The Mesogeia: Loutsa, Raphina, Spata, Markopoulo, Koropi and Paiania
The Plain of Marathon and the Battle of MArathon 490BC
The Marathon Area
Rhamnous
The Amphiareion of Oropos and Avlona
Pentelikon and Dionysos
Parnes with Phyle and Menidi
Eleusis
The Thriasian Plain The Megarid, the Attic Border Forts and Perachora
Megara
Alepochori and Vathichoria in the Megarian Hinterland
The Attic Border Forts: Aigosthenai, Eleutherai and Oinoe
The Isthmus of Corinth and Diolkos
Perachora The Islands of the Saronic Gulf: Salamis, Aigina and Poros
Salamis
Aigina
Poros Appendices
The Geography of Attica
The modern Structure: Administration and economy
The Flora
The Fauna
Some basic concepts of ancient architecture Glossary
Observations on Byzantine Church Building in Greece a) the Early Christian period (306-527) b) The Early Byzantine Period (527-843) c) The Middle Byzantine Period (843-1204) d) The Late Byzantine Period (1204-1460) e) the Post Byzantine Period (1460-1830)
List of the most important monuments in chronological order
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