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    DescriptionThis is a richly illustrated volume that demonstrates Sicily's essential role in the development of the ancient Mediterranean world. Ancient Sicily, a prosperous island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, occupied a pivotal place in the region. In the late 8th Century B.C., emigres from the Greek mainland founded colonies along the shores of the region now known as Sicily. Over time, the area grew wealthy from its agricultural abundance, and colonial settlements emerged as formidable metropolises. Sicily is the only English-language book that focuses on the watershed period between 480 B.C. and the Roman conquest of Syracuse in 212 B.C. - a time of great social and political ferment. Essays investigate Sicily not simply as a destination for adventurers and settlers, but as a catalyst that shaped Greek culture at its peak and transmitted Hellenism to Rome. In the opulent courts of the Sicilian city-states, artists, poets, and scientist attained levels of ingenuity rivaling those of "old Greece." Innovation in architecture, engineering, philosophy and literature flourished in mixed cultural communities.


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    Title
    Sicily
    Subtitle
    Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claire Lyons, By (author) Michael Bennett, By (author) Clemente Marconi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 287 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,814 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606061336
    ISBN 10: 160606133X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 937.8
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 937/.8
    DC23: 937.8
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DG55.S5 S535 2013
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Illustrations note
    144 full-colour, 23 b&w, & 1 map
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    23 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Claire Lyons is acting senior curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Michael Bennett is the Cleveland Museum of Art's first curator of Greek & Roman Art. Clemente Marconi is James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.