Kommos : A Minoan Harbour Town and Greek Sanctuary in Southern Crete

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As well as being an archaeological guide, this beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of 30 years of fieldwork and study at one of the lesser known, but most intellectually fascinating, sites in Crete. In prehistory, Kommos was a busy harbor town with trading links extending to Egypt and Sardinia. The author traces the development of the settlement, its mysterious abandonment, and then resurrection as a religious site around 1000 B.C.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 177 pages
  • 172.7 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 680.4g
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Princeton, United States
  • English
  • 40 col and 35 b/w illus
  • 0876616600
  • 9780876616604

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...clear writing combining both authority and enthusiasm for the subject [and] a personal touch that makes it enjoyable to read. Too few excavators attempt this kind of work and Shaw is to be congratulated for his effort. -- Archaeology (online reviews) Archaeology (online reviews) This is so much more than an excellent book on an important archaeological site... I cannot recommend this book highly enough.' -- Minerva Minerva this book by Joseph Shaw is a delight.' -- Bryn Mawr Classical Review Bryn Mawr Classical Review Overall, this beautifully produced book impresses both for the wealth of audience it potentially serves and the straightforward manner in which it delivers.' -- Journal of Hellenic Studies Journal of Hellenic Studiesshow more

About J.W. Shaw

Joseph W. Shaw is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Toronto.show more