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Athens Attica And The Megarid

Author : Hans Rupprecht Goette
ISBN : 9781134543939
Genre : Social Science
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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. Written by an expert on Greece's landscape and archaeology, the guide is unique in exploring a wide range of sites off the beaten track. It also tours all the best-known monuments and regions, from the Acropolis to Aegina, from Megara to Marathon and from Sounion to Salamis. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 plates, maps, plans and drawings, it includes: * precise descriptions of routes and individual sites * artistic, historical, social and political background * unprecedented coverage outside Athens * detailed exploration of the post-classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods. Take it with you on your travels or read it at home; either way, you will gain a deeper appreciation and enjoyment of Greece's history and archaeology.
Category: Social Science

Autopsy In Athens

Author : Margaret M. Miles
ISBN : 9781782978572
Genre : History
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This is an exciting time to study in Athens. The “rescue” excavations of recent years, conducted during construction of the Metro system and in preparation for the 2004 Olympics Games, combined with major restoration projects and a new enthusiasm for fresh examination of old material, using new techniques and applications, brings new perspectives and answers on many aspects of the ancient city of Athens and life, politics and religion in Attica. The 15 papers presented here contribute new findings that result from intensive, firsthand examinations of the archaeological and epigraphical evidence. They illustrate how much may be gained by reexamining material from older excavations, and from the methodological shift from documenting information to closer analysis and larger historical reflection. They offer a variety of perspectives on a range of issues: the ambiance of the ancient city for passersby, filled with roadside shrines; techniques of architectural construction and sculpting; religious expression in Athens including cults of Asklepios and Serapis; the precise procedures for Greek sacrifice; how the borders of Attica were defined over time, and details of its road-system. In presenting this volume the contributors are continuing in a long tradition of autopsy – in the sense of 'personal observation' – in Athens, that began even in the Hellenistic period and has continued through the writings of centuries of travelers and academics to the present day.
Category: History

A Companion To Greek Architecture

Author : Margaret M. Miles
ISBN : 9781118327616
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Greek Architecture provides an expansive overview of the topic, including design, engineering, and construction as well as theory, reception, and lasting impact. Covers both sacred and secular structures and complexes, with particular attention to architectural decoration, such as sculpture, interior design, floor mosaics, and wall painting Makes use of new research from computer-driven technologies, the study of inscriptions and archaeological evidence, and recently excavated buildings Brings together original scholarship from an esteemed group of archaeologists and art historians Presents the most up-to-date English language coverage of Greek architecture in several decades while also sketching out important areas and structures in need of further research
Category: Literary Criticism

The Archaeology Of Athens

Author : John McK Camp
ISBN : 9780300138153
Genre : Athens (Greece)
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The monuments of ancient Athens and Attica give eloquent testimony to the enduring legacy of Greek civilization. In this book, a leading authority on the archaeology of this area presents a survey of the monuments, first chronologically and then site by site, creating the definitive work on the subject. John M. Camp begins with a comprehensive narrative history of the monuments from the earliest times to the sixth century A.D. Drawing on literary and epigraphic evidence, including Plutarch's biographies, Pausanias's guidebook, and thousands of inscriptions, he discusses who built a given structure, when, and why. Camp presents dozens of passages in translation, allowing the reader easy access to the variety and richness of the ancient sources. In effect, this main part of the book provides an engrossing history of ancient Athens as recorded in its archaeological remains. The second section of the book offers in-depth discussions of individual sites in their physical context, including accounts of excavations in the modern era. Written in a clear and engaging style and lavishly illustrated, Camp's archaeological tour of Athens is certain to appeal not only to scholars and students but also to visitors to the area.
Category: Athens (Greece)

Classical Athens

Author : Alexandra Villing
ISBN : 0714127922
Genre : Athens (Greece)
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This tour of the classical city of Athens takes the reader from the Acropolis to the theatre, from the political, civic and commercial centres, to the harbour and surrounding countryside. Rather than describing the areas and their buildings, it provides the historical and social background to the different parts of the city giving some idea of what life might have been like in Athens. This is not an aid to navigating around the city, there are no maps or directions, but it fills in the gaps between what you see and what you may alreadt know.
Category: Athens (Greece)

The Classical Outlook

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ISBN : UOM:39015066205298
Genre : Classical philology
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ISBN : UVA:X030055056
Genre : Archaeology
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Meet The Philosophers Of Ancient Greece

Author : Patricia F. O'Grady
ISBN : 0754651320
Genre : Philosophy
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Ancient Greece was the cradle of philosophy in the Western tradition. Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece brings the thoughts and lives of the pioneers of Western philosophy down from their sometimes remote heights and introduces them to a modern audience. Comprising seventy essays, written by internationally distinguished scholars in a lively and accessible style, this book presents the values, ideas, wisdom and arguments of the most significant thinkers from the world of ancient Greece.Commencing with Thales of Miletus and continuing to the end of the Ancient Period of philosophy by way of Heraclitus, Parmenides, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes, Epictetus this book explores the major contributions of each philosopher as well as looking at archaeological and historical sites where they lived, worked and thought. This book is an outstanding introduction to the world of the philosophers of Ancient Greece.
Category: Philosophy


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ISBN : UOM:39015069078148
Genre : Greek philology, Modern
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Category: Greek philology, Modern