9780192880581

Greece An Oxford Archaeological Guide

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    9780192880581

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    0192880586

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-07-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Greece, with all its temples, cities, and sanctuaries created by Europe's most formative ancient civilization, is a must-see for the archaeological traveller.This guide provides:* Coverage of all the main archaeological sites in Greece, ranging from prehistory to the sixth century AD* Sites arranged by region, and including Philip's Tomb at Vergina Palace complex at Mycenae Temples of the Acropolis Hellenistic city of the MesseneRoman colony of Corinth* 'Partner factor' ratings including sites worth visiting during your stay for the scenic setting, including bathing* Up-to-date introduction surveying Greece's landscape, history, and archaeology from the Neolithic period to the end of antiquity, and placing the sites in their cultural context* A chronology for reference and a glossary of essential terms

Author Biography


Tony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at Newcastle University and Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art there. He was co-editor of the Oxford Classical Dictionary and the Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. Christopher Mee is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
How to use this Guide xii
Introduction
1(44)
Environment and Ecology
1(7)
Geology
1(1)
Communications
2(1)
Resources
3(1)
Climate
4(1)
Traditional Agriculture
5(1)
The Countryside in Antiquity
5(2)
The Impact of Agriculture on the Landscape
7(1)
Historical Overview
8(9)
The Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Ages
8(2)
The Geometric and Archaic Periods
10(1)
The Classical Period
11(2)
The Hellenistic Period
13(1)
The Late Roman Republic and the Pax Romana
14(2)
Greece in Late Antiquity
16(1)
Warfare and Defence
17(3)
Residential Space
20(3)
Waterworks
23(2)
The Agora and Gymnasium
25(3)
Gods and their Sanctuaries
28(6)
Competitions
34(2)
The Greek Way of Death
36(6)
Ancient Travellers and Tourists
42(3)
Athens, Attika, and the Saronic
45(104)
Athens
46(45)
Akropolis
47(11)
West of the Akropolis
58(3)
South Slope of the Akropolis
61(4)
Agora
65(8)
Roman Agora and Library of Hadrian
73(3)
Olympieion
76(3)
Kerameikos
79(5)
National Museum
84(6)
Epigraphic Museum
90(1)
Numismatic Museum
91(1)
Piraeus
91(5)
Sounion
96(5)
Thorikos
101(3)
Laurion
104(6)
Brauron
110(4)
Marathon
114(5)
Rhamnous
119(4)
Amphiareion
123(4)
Phyle
127(4)
Eleutherai
131(2)
Aigosthena
133(3)
Eleusis
136(6)
Aigina
142(7)
Corinth and Environs
149(25)
Corinth
149(8)
Acrocorinth
157(2)
Isthmia
159(4)
Kenchreai
163(2)
Lechaion
165(1)
Diolkos
166(1)
Perachora
167(4)
Sikyon
171(3)
Argolid
174(45)
Nemea
174(4)
Mycenae
178(9)
Argos
187(7)
Argive Heraion
194(3)
Nafplion
197(2)
Tiryns
199(3)
Dendra and Midea
202(3)
Epidauros
205(7)
Troizen
212(2)
Lerna
214(3)
Astros and Loukou
217(2)
Lakonia
219(18)
Sparta
220(5)
Menelaion
225(4)
Pellana
229(1)
Amyklai and Vapheio
230(1)
Epidauros Limera
231(2)
Gytheion
233(1)
Diros
233(1)
Tainaron
234(3)
Messenia
237(16)
Kalamata
238(1)
Pylos
238(2)
Koryphasion and Voidokoilia
240(1)
Pylos Palace and Chora Museum
241(4)
Peristeria
245(1)
Messene
246(7)
Arkadia
253(31)
Tripolis
253(1)
Tegea
254(4)
Mantineia
258(3)
Orchomenos
261(2)
Lousoi
263(2)
Megalopolis
265(3)
Lykosoura
268(2)
Bassai and Phigaleia
270(4)
Lepreon
274(3)
Alipheira
277(3)
Gortys
280(4)
Achaia and Elis
284(17)
Olympia
284(10)
Elis
294(2)
Patras
296(2)
Aigeira
298(3)
Central Greece and Euboia
301(41)
Delphi
302(13)
Thebes
315(2)
Plataia
317(2)
Chaironeia
319(2)
Orchomenos
321(2)
Gla
323(3)
Ptoion
326(3)
Thermopylai
329(1)
Chalkis
330(1)
Eretria
331(6)
Lefkandi
337(5)
Akarnania and Aitolia
342(16)
Stratos
343(2)
Oiniadai
345(2)
Pleuron
347(3)
Kalydon
350(3)
Thermon
353(5)
Thessaly and Environs
358(17)
Volos
359(3)
Dimini
362(3)
Sesklo
365(2)
Velestion
367(2)
Demetrias
369(3)
Nea Anchialos
372(1)
Lamia
373(2)
Epeiros
375(19)
Loannina
375(1)
Dodona
376(6)
Nekyomanteion
382(2)
Kassope
384(5)
Nikopolis
389(5)
Macedonia
394(52)
Thessaloniki
395(5)
Olynthos
400(4)
Torone
404(3)
Amphipolis
407(5)
Kavala
412(1)
Philippi
413(6)
Thasos
419(6)
Aliki
425(3)
Pella
428(3)
Lefkadia
431(3)
Veroia
434(1)
Vergina
434(5)
Dion
439(7)
Chronology 446(2)
Glossary 448(3)
Select Bibliography 451(4)
Index 455

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