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    Excavations at Nemea: Topgraphical and Architectural Studies: The Sacred Square, the Xenon and the Bath. v. 1 (Hardback) Edited by Darice E. Birge, Edited by Stephen G. Miller, Edited by Lynn H. Kraynak

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    DescriptionIn classical antiquity, beginning in 573 B.C., Nemea hosted international athletic competitions like those at Olympia, Delphi, and Isthmia; the games at the four sites constituted the Panhellenic cycle, and the victors were the most famous athletes of antiquity. Nemea was never a city-state but served as a religious and athletic festival center where the Greek world assembled every two years under a flag of truce. Excavations sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley since 1974 have revealed many details of Nemea's history. These discoveries, together with ancient literary and epigraphic sources, form the basis of a new and sharply defined picture of the Nemean Games. This first volume in a projected series of nine documents the excavations of the Sacred Square, the Xenon (Guest House), and the Bath. In her chapter on the Sacred Square, Darice Birge gives us a full publication of the Long Altar of Zeus and other monuments, as well as the first recognized remains of a Sacred Grove from antiquity. Lynn Kraynak presents the findings on the Xenon, one of the few ancient hotels to have been recognized and the only one to be fully studied. Finally, Stephen Miller reports on the Nemean Bath, the earliest Greek bath known. Nemea I presents all of these findings together with associated material--state plans, photographs, and drawings of reconstructed monuments--making this volume important not only to scholars interested in the specific aspects of the excavations, but also to teachers who will make use of the reconstructions.


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    Title
    Excavations at Nemea: Topgraphical and Architectural Studies: The Sacred Square, the Xenon and the Bath. v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Darice E. Birge, Edited by Stephen G. Miller, Edited by Lynn H. Kraynak
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,834 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520070271
    ISBN 10: 0520070275
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
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    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 938/.8, 938.8
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Approval Code: A17440000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF261.N45 E94 1992, DF261.N45E
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    453 b/w illustrations, 47 line drawings
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    03 June 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Darice E. Birge is Associate Professor of Classics at Columbia University. Lynn H. Kraynak is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of the Pacific. Stephen G. Miller is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Nemea Excavations.