Greco-Roman Cities of Aegean Turkey

Greco-Roman Cities of Aegean Turkey : History, Archaeology, Architecture

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Filling a gap in available literature, Professor Henry Matthews brings alive the ancient cities of Aegean Turkey. He passionately explores history from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine era while lucidly explaining architectural principles. He guides readers through rugged mountains and fertile river valleys to twenty-one sites, including Troy, where the walls still stand that resisted Agamemnon's warriors; Miletus, the birthplace of Greek philosophy and science; Priene, whose Late Classical ruins express political and artistic ideals; Pergamon, the dramatic mountain-top metropolis; Aphrodisias, Hierapolis and Ephesus, where brilliant Roman architecture prevails and many surprises await.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 21mm | 650g
  • Taksim, Turkey
  • English
  • 605470141X
  • 9786054701414
  • 702,202

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"This much-needed...book is a testimony to the intensive period of sustained archaeological work that Aegean Turkey has undergone during the past half-century, and Matthews accurately and systematically documents the immense fruits these labors have born. [...] More than a guidebook, Greco-Roman Cities of Aegean Turkey is for readers interested in broadening their horizons on the classical world. It is also appropriate for use as a reference book in undergraduate courses on Greco-Roman urbanism and architecture." --Leah Long, College Art Association Review, 1 October 2015
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About Henry Matthews

Henry Matthews, born in England and educated at Cambridge University, is an architectural historian. He has practiced architecture and taught at universities on both sides of the Atlantic. His numerous books and articles cover topics from Islamic design in Turkey to the Modern Movement in America. A passionate traveler, he has led cultural tours in several countries. His recent publication Mosques of Istanbul (Scala 2010) reveals his interest in placing buildings in their social and historical context and bringing them to life for tourists. Readers are invited to enter his website where they will find additional photographs and information as well as recent discoveries in Aegean Turkey. http: //henrymatthews.co
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