Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Paperback Oxford Archaeological Guides

By (author) Christopher Mee, By (author) Antony Spawforth

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 216mm x 30mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192880586
  • ISBN 13: 9780192880581
  • Illustrations note: numerous line figures and halftones
  • Sales rank: 654,890

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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 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

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Author information

Christopher Mee was formerly Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, and is now Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. He specializes in the prehistory of Greece and has directed field projects in Laconia and on the Methana peninsula.

Table of contents

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