The Archaeology of Ancient Greece (Cambridge World Archaeology)

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece (Cambridge World Archaeology)

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James Whitley
Cambridge University Press, 10/4/2001
EAN 9780521627337, ISBN10: 0521627338

Paperback, 512 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece provides a synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods (1000–300 BC). The rich and diverse material culture of ancient Greece has always provoked admiration and even wonder, but it is seldom analysed as a key to our understanding of Greek civilisation. Dr Whitley shows how the material evidence can be used to address central historical questions for which literary evidence is often insufficient. He also situates Greek art within the broader field of Greek material culture, providing an historically more accurate perspective on both. This is a significant contribution to the integration of archaeological and art historical evidence.

Part I. Approaches to Greek Archaeology
1. Introduction
classical archaeology and its objects
2. Great traditions
classical scholarship and classical archaeology
3. Modern archaeologies of Greece
4. Chronology and terminology
Part II. Archaic Greece
5. Archaic Greece, 1000–700 BC
6. The Aegean, the Levant and the West
the orientalising phenomenon
7. Gods, heroes and sacred places
8. The city, the state and the Polis
9. Art, narrative and monumentality
10. Regional archaeologies
Part III. Classical Greece
11. Defining the classical
classical art
12. Cities and sanctuaries of Classical Greece
13. The archaeology of democracy
Classical Athens
14. Beyond the Polis
the countryside of Classical Greece
15. Epilogue
towards Hellenistic archaeology.

'... a magisterial survey of the current state of Greek archaeology ...'. The Anglo-Hellenic Review