Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Paperback | March 1, 2001

byChristopher Mee, Antony Spawforth

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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

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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 To...

Tony Spawforth was formerly Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, and is now Professor of Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at Newcastle University and Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art there. His other books include co-editing the new edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary (1996) and The Oxford Compani...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.3 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsHow to use this GuideIntroductionEnvironment and EcologyHistorical OverviewWarfare and DefenceResidential SpaceWaterworksThe Agora and GymnasiumGods and their SanctuariesCompetitionsThe Greek Way of DeathAncient Travellers and TouristsAthens, Attika, and the SaronicCorinth and EnvironsArgolidLakoniaMesseniaArkadiaElis and AchaiaCentral Greece and EuboiaAkarnania and AitoliaThessaly and EnvironsEpeirosMacedoniaChronologyGlossarySelect BibliographyIndex