Greece

ISBN-10: 0192880586
ISBN-13: 9780192880581
Edition: 2001
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

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 Messene Roman 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

#60;b#62;Christopher Mee#60;/b#62; is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. Formerly Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, Mee specializes in the prehistory of Greece and has directed excavation and survey projects in Lakonia and on the Methana peninsula. He is the author of #60;i#62;Rhodes in the Bronze Age: An Archaeological Survey#60;/i#62; (1982), and co-author of #60;i#62;A Private Place: Death in Prehistoric Greece#60;/i#62; (with William Cavanagh, 1998) and #60;i#62;Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide#60;/i#62; (with Antony Spawforth, 2001).

Acknowledgements
How to use this Guide
Introduction
Environment and Ecology
Historical Overview
Warfare and Defence
Residential Space Waterworks
The Agora and Gymnasium
Gods and their Sanctuaries
Competitions
The Greek Way of Death
Ancient Travellers and Tourists Athens, Attika, and the Saronic
Corinth and Environs
Argolid Lakonia Messenia Arkadia Elis and Achaia
Central Greece and Euboia
Akarnania and Aitolia
Thessaly and Environs
Epeiros Macedonia Chronology
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index

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