From Athens To Gordion

Author : Keith DeVries
ISBN : 0934718350
Genre : History
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The nine papers in this volume, presented by former colleagues and students of the late Rodney S. Young, are representative of Young's archaeological interests: Athens, where he received his archaeological training, and Gordion, where he achieved his greatest successes. This book will prove valuable to students and scholars interested in the interconnections between Greece and Anatolia from the Bronze Age through classical times. University Museum Papers 1
Category: History

A Research Guide To The Ancient World

Author : John M. Weeks
ISBN : 9781442237407
Genre : History
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The archaeological study of the ancient world has become increasingly popular in recent years. A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources, is a partially annotated bibliography. The study of the ancient world is usually, although not exclusively, considered a branch of the humanities, including archaeology, art history, languages, literature, philosophy, and related cultural disciplines which consider the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world, and adjacent Egypt and southwestern Asia. Chronologically the ancient world would extend from the beginning of the Bronze Age of ancient Greece (ca. 1000 BCE) to the fall of the Western Roman Empire (ca. 500 CE). This book will close the traditional subject gap between the humanities (Classical World; Egyptology) and the social sciences (anthropological archaeology; Near East) in the study of the ancient world. This book is uniquely the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage. The volume consists of 17 chapters and seven appendixes, arranged according to the traditional types of library research materials (bibliographies, dictionaries, atlases, etc.). The appendixes are mostly subject specific, including graduate programs in ancient studies, reports from significant archaeological sites, numismatics, and paleography and writing systems. These extensive author and subject indexes help facilitate ease of use.
Category: History

Der Stoff Der Gaben

Author : Beate Wagner-Hasel
ISBN : 359336493X
Genre : Ceremonial exchange
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Category: Ceremonial exchange

Incised Drawings From Early Phrygian Gordion

Author : Lynn E. Roller
ISBN : 9781934536520
Genre : Social Science
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Lynn E. Roller focuses on a series of stone blocks with incised figural and abstract drawings recovered from early Phrygian structures at Gordion.
Category: Social Science

Athenian Potters And Painters Iii

Author : John Oakley
ISBN : 9781782976639
Genre : History
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Athenian Potters and Painters III presents a rich mass of new material on Greek vases, including finds from excavations at the Kerameikos in Athens and Despotiko in the Cyclades. Some contributions focus on painters or workshops Ð Paseas, the Robinson Group, and the structure of the figured pottery industry in Athens; others on vase forms Ð plates, phialai, cups, and the change in shapes at the end of the sixth century BC. Context, trade, kalos inscriptions, reception, the fabrication of inscribed paintersÕ names to create a fictitious biography, and the reconstruction of the contents of an Etruscan tomb are also explored. The iconography and iconology of various types of figured scenes on Attic pottery serve as the subject of a wide range of papers Ð chariots, dogs, baskets, heads, departures, an Amazonomachy, Menelaus and Helen, red-figure komasts, symposia, and scenes of pursuit. Among the special vases presented are a black spotlight stamnos and a column krater by the Suessula Painter. Athenian Potters and Painters III, the proceedings of an international conference held at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2012, will, like the previous two volumes, become a standard reference work in the study of Greek pottery.
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The Archaeology Of Phrygian Gordion Royal City Of Midas

Author : C. Brian Rose
ISBN : 9781934536599
Genre : Social Science
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Some of the most dramatic new discoveries in Asia Minor have been made at Gordion, the Phrygian capital that controlled much of central Asia Minor for close to two centuries. The most famous ruler of the kingdom was Midas, who regularly negotiated with Greeks in the west and Assyrians in the east during his reign. Excavations have been conducted at Gordion over the course of the last 60 years, all under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In spite of the economic and political importance of Gordion and the Phrygians, the site is consistently omitted from courses in Old World archaeology, primarily because Gordion lies too far to the west for many Near Eastern archaeologists, and too far to the east for classical archaeologists. Moreover, there is no book that offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the material culture of Gordion during the Phrygian period, a gap that will be filled by this volume. The chapters cover all aspects of Gordion's Phrygian settlement topography from the arrival of the Phrygians in the tenth century B.C. through the arrival of Alexander the Great in 333 B.C., focusing on the site's changing topography and the consistently fluctuating interaction between the inhabitants and the landscape. A reexamination of the material culture of Phrygian Gordion is particularly timely, given the dramatic recent changes in the site's chronology, wherein the dates of many discoveries have changed by as much as a century. The authors are among the leading experts in Near Eastern archaeology, historic preservation, paleobotany, and ancient furniture, and their articles highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Gordion project. A significant component of the book is a new color phase plan of the site that succinctly presents the topography in diachronic perspective.
Category: Social Science

Goldfunde Aus Dem Artemision Von Ephesos

Author : Andrea M. Pülz
ISBN : 3700139470
Genre : History
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English summary: The gold objects derive from the excavations carried out between 1965 and 1994 in the Artemision of Ephesos by the Austrian Archaeological Institute. Most of the objects occurred in strata located under the Archaic kipteros and may thus be classified as originating from the second half of the seventh or the first half of the sixth century BC. They were deposited in the sanctuary as votive gifts. The vast majority are dress ornaments and jewellery, either worn directly on the body or sewn onto clothing such as appliques or pieces of sheet gold decorated with a variety of motives, spherical and drop-shaped pendants and beads (some of which look like fruit), pins with floral heads, fibulae (predominantly of Phrygian 'Asia Minor' type), brooches in the shape of birds of prey and boat-shaped earrings with, in some cases, elaborate decoration. There are also some figurines which are definitely worth of note such as anthropomorphic and zoomorphic statuettes. The Artemision is unique in the Archaic period with regard to the amount and variety of gold jewellery found there: No other sanctuary from this period has yielded a similar wealth of gold objects. By including an examination of most of the gold objects from the English excavations in the sanctuary (1904/05) it has been possible to add to the amount and variety of gold jewellery known to have exited. Published with funding from the Austrian Science Fund. German description: Aus den Grabungen 1965 bis 1994 im Artemision von Ephesos durch das Osterreichische Archaologische Institut (Leitung: A. Bammer) stammen 703 Goldobjekte, die als Votivgaben im Heiligtum niedergelegt wurden. Sie sind zeitlich in die zweite Halfte des 7. bis in die erste Halfte des 6. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. einzuordnen. Den grossten Prozentsatz machen Trachtzubehor und Schmuckstucke aus, die sich in direkt am Korper getragenem oder aber an der Kleidung o. a. befestigtem Schmuck einteilen lassen. Es uberwiegen Appliken oder Plattchen mit unterschiedlichen Motiven, schiffchenformige Ohrringe, teilweise mit zusatzlichen Verzierungen, kugel- und tropfenformige Anhanger und Perlen, die mitunter an Fruchte erinnern, Nadeln mit blutenartigen Kopfen, Fibeln, die hauptsachlich dem phrygischen "Asia Minor"-Typus entsprechen, "raubvogelformige" Broschen sowie einige figurliche Objekte (anthropo- und zoomorphe Statuetten). Die vielfaltigen Formen und Motive der vorgestellten Goldobjekte beziehen sich grossteils auf bestimmte Kategorien der Fauna und Flora, die mit der hier verehrten Gottheit in Verbindung gebracht werden konnen. Die Vielzahl und -falt an Goldschmuck aus dem Artemision der archaischen Epoche ist einzigartig, gibt es doch kein anderes zeitgleiches Heiligtum mit einer vergleichbaren Funddichte an Goldobjekten. Durch das Einbeziehen der Funde aus den englischen Grabungen im Heiligtum (1904/05) in die Auswertung und Interpretation konnte das Formenspektrum deutlich erweitert und die damit verbundenen Fragestellungen wie die Bedeutung der Goldfunde fur den Kult konkretisiert werden. Gedruckt mit Unterstutzung des Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Category: History

Olympische Forschungen

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ISBN : 3110191474
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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The excavations of the Panhellenistic sanctuary at Olympia have unearthed one of the largest inventories of tools and implements ever found in the Mediterranean region. 821 objects (primarily iron objects)are presented in this volume. Their chronology and functions are examined, and they are located in the development of ancient technology from Archaic times up to the early Byzantine period. This study is a reference work for tools and implements in the Aegean, and an important source in the study of Ancient Greek technology.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)