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    DescriptionThe first chapters outline important themes and issues, including locations and their meanings, defining features of sanctuaries, the relationship between structure and ritual, political as well as religious functions, transformations over time, and the activities and experiences of the individual. These themes are linked to historic and specific sanctuaries, notably Olympia and Delphi, as examples of major international sanctuaries; Samos and Poseidonia, as urban sanctuaries in different parts of the Greek world; and the acropolis in Athens. Final chapters trace the consequences of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, as well as the impact of Turks, travelers, archaeologists, and tourists on these sites. Written in a clear style and richly illustrated, this 2005 book is intended for students and provides an accessible yet authoritative introduction to the material aspects of ancient Greek sanctuaries and the ritual activities which took place there. It includes a lengthy glossary and a chapter bibliography.

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    Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World
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    By (author) John Pedley
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 510 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521006354
    ISBN 10: 052100635X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC016000, HIS002010, ARC005000
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    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
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    DC22: 292.35
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.3/5
    LC classification: BL795.S47 P43 2005
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    Thema V1.0: AGA
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    01 November 2005
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    Author Information
    John Pedley is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of numerous articles and books, among them Greek Art and Archaeology, now in its third edition. Former director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, he has received fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society.
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    'Intended for students and general readers, this is a masterly survey of a big subject. There is a fascinating glimpse of the seventeenth-century Turkish traveller Evliya Chelebi, author of a 10-volume study of the Ottoman empire, who 'has much in common with our old friend Pausanias': the Parthenon was for him a multicultural monument. Appropriately expressing its emphasis on what shrines looked like, the book is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs, drawings, maps and plans; a useful glossary is included. The paperback is markedly good value.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Setting the stage; 3. Growth and variety; 4. The siting of sanctuaries; 5. Architecture for the Gods: sacred building; 6. Activities and experiences I; 7. Activities and experiences II: offerings; 8. Sanctuary histories: Olympia; 9. Sanctuary histories: Delphi; 10. Sanctuary histories: Samos; 11. Sanctuary histories: Poseidonia; 12. Sanctuary histories: the Acropolis at Athens; 13. Greece, Rome and Byzantium; 14. The aftermath.