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Classical Greece

Classical Greece
Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies

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Part of New Directions in Archaeology

Ian Morris, James Whitley, Herbert Hoffmann, Robin Osborne, David Gill, Karim Arafat, Catherine Morgan, Susan Alcock, John Cherry, Jack Davis, Michael Jameson, Anthony Snodgrass
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  • Date Published: June 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521456784

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About the Authors
  • The archaeology of classical Greece developed in the shadow of Greek historical scholarship. Many modern developments in archaeology have been neglected, and classical archaeology has become something of a backwater. The contributors to this book review the history of the field and aim to demonstrate that modern archaeological approaches can contribute to a richer understanding of Greek society. They insist that this complex, literate and highly unusual society poses important questions for archaeologists of other regions.

    • Of interest to archaeologists and classical historians
    • New approach to the subject
    • British and American contributors
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "As a cross section of current approaches to the classical past, this stimulating book belongs in undergraduate as well as graduate libraries." S. Langdon, Choice

    "The scholarship throughout is impressive; the bibliography alone is worth the price of the book." Rhys F. Townsend, Archaeological News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521456784
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 13 maps 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Ian Morris
    Part I. History:
    2. Archaeologies of Greece Ian Morris
    Part II. Artefacts and Objects:
    3. Protoattic pottery: a contextual approach James Whitley
    4. The riddle of the sphinx Herbert Hoffmann
    5. Looking on - Greek style. Does the sculpted girl speak to women too? Robin Osborne
    Part III. Aretefacts as Traded Objects:
    6. Pots Positivism and long-distance trade David Gill
    7. Athens, Etruria and Heuneburg: mutual misconceptions in the study of Greek-barbarian relations Karim Arafat, and Catherine Morgan
    Part IV. Artefacts in the Landscape:
    8. Intensive survey, agricultural practice and the classical landscape of Greece Susan Alcock, John Cherry, and Jack Davis
    9. Breaking up the Hellenistic world: survey and society Susan Alcock
    Part V. Responses:
    10. An historian's response Michael Jameson
    11. An archaeologist's response Anthony Snodgrass.

  • Editor

    Ian Morris, University of Chicago


    Ian Morris, James Whitley, Herbert Hoffmann, Robin Osborne, David Gill, Karim Arafat, Catherine Morgan, Susan Alcock, John Cherry, Jack Davis, Michael Jameson, Anthony Snodgrass

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