Classical Greece

Classical Greece : Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies

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The archaeology of classical Greece developed in the shadow of Greek historical scholarship, and it has restricted itself too modestly to the study of individual artefacts. A wide variety of modern developments in archaeology have been neglected, and classical archaeology has become something of a backwater. The contributors to this book review the history of the field and aim to demonstrate that modern archaeological approaches can contribute to a richer understanding of Greek society. They also insist that this complex, literate and highly unusual system of states poses important questions for archaeologists of other regions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 177.8 x 243.84 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 40 b/w illus. 13 maps 13 tables
  • 0521456789
  • 9780521456784
  • 2,179,919

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"As a cross section of current approaches to the classical past, this stimulating book belongs in undergraduate as well as graduate libraries." S. Langdon, Choice "The scholarship throughout is impressive; the bibliography alone is worth the price of the book." Rhys F. Townsend, Archaeological News
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Table of contents

1. Introduction Ian Morris; Part I. History: 2. Archaeologies of Greece Ian Morris; Part II. Artefacts and Objects: 3. Protoattic pottery: a contextual approach James Whitley; 4. The riddle of the sphinx Herbert Hoffmann; 5. Looking on - Greek style. Does the sculpted girl speak to women too? Robin Osborne; Part III. Aretefacts as Traded Objects: 6. Pots Positivism and long-distance trade David Gill; 7. Athens, Etruria and Heuneburg: mutual misconceptions in the study of Greek-barbarian relations Karim Arafat, and Catherine Morgan; Part IV. Artefacts in the Landscape: 8. Intensive survey, agricultural practice and the classical landscape of Greece Susan Alcock, John Cherry, and Jack Davis; 9. Breaking up the Hellenistic world: survey and society Susan Alcock; Part V. Responses: 10. An historian's response Michael Jameson; 11. An archaeologist's response Anthony Snodgrass.
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