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The Athenian Agora: A Guide to the Excavations and Museum

The Athenian Agora: A Guide to the Excavations and Museum

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By (author) John M. Camp

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  • Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 13mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Princeton
  • ISBN 10: 0876616570
  • ISBN 13: 9780876616574
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 147 col and b/w figs
  • Sales rank: 355,848

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This definitive guide to the archaeological remains in the civic and commercial center of ancient Athens is an essential companion to the interested visitor, as well as to students of the topography of the classical city. A large-scale map provides an overview of the site, keyed to descriptions and plans of every monument still visible - from the majestic Temple of Hephaistos to the utilitarian 'Great Drain'. The fifth edition retains many of the elements that made the earlier editions so popular, but it also takes full account of both new discoveries and recent scholarship. It is intended for visitors touring the site, and is arranged topographically, monument by monument. Also included are an overview of the historical development of the site and a history of the excavations.

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Author information

John McK. Camp II is Director of Excavations at the Athenian Agora and Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia.

Review quote

This is a very useful guidebook to what was once the civic and commercial centre of ancient Athens. The book is well organized and practical. It is small and light, yet it contains all the essential information needed to understand the Agora. The inclusion of maps, photographs (including aerial views), drawings and floor plans renders the identification of monuments easier for the visitor and is truly one of the strengths of this publication. This guidebook is an essential companion to the visitor of this fascinating site.' -- Derek T. Irwin Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.12.13

Table of contents

Foreword History and Timeline Introduction History of the Agora History of the Excavations Tour of the Site List of Publications Index Plan of the Archaeological Site