The Archaeology of Athens (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, 2001 - SOCIAL SCIENCE - 340 pages
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The monuments of ancient Athens and Attica give eloquent testimony to the enduring legacy of Greek civilization. In this book, a leading authority on the archaeology of this area presents a survey of the monuments, first chronologically and then site by site, creating the definitive work on the subject. John M. Camp begins with a comprehensive narrative history of the monuments from the earliest times to the sixth century A.D. Drawing on literary and epigraphic evidence, including Plutarch's biographies, Pausanias's guidebook, and thousands of inscriptions, he discusses who built a given structure, when, and why. Camp presents dozens of passages in translation, allowing the reader easy access to the variety and richness of the ancient sources. In effect, this main part of the book provides an engrossing history of ancient Athens as recorded in its archaeological remains. The second section of the book offers in-depth discussions of individual sites in their physical context, including accounts of excavations in the modern era. Written in a clear and engaging style and lavishly illustrated, Camp's archaeological tour of Athens is certain to appeal not only to scholars and students but also to visitors to the area.
  

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Contents

Athens
247
ACROPOLIS
248
ACROPOLIS SLOPES
254
AGORA
257
KERAMEIKOS
261
MOUSEION HILL PNYX AREOPAGOS
264
OLYMPIEION SOUTHEAST ATHENS
266
Attica
271

PEISISTRATOS
28
THE RISE OF DEMOCRACY
39
THE PERSIAN WARS
47
Classical Athens
59
KIMON
63
PERIKLES
72
THE PARTHENON
74
THE PROPYLAIA
82
THE TEMPLE OF ATHENA NIKE
90
THE ERECHTHEION
93
THE LOWER CITY
100
ATTICA
106
THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
117
THE FOURTH CENTURY
137
Hellenistic Athens
161
Roman Athens
183
Late Roman Athens
223
Epilogue
239
SITE SUMMARIES
245
ACHARNAI
274
BRAURON
277
STEIREIA PRASIAI PORTO RAPHTI KORONI PERATI
281
ELEUSIS
283
IKARIA
289
MARATHON
291
PEIRAIEUS
294
PHYLE
299
RHAMNOUS
301
SOUNION
305
THORIKOS
311
EUONYMON AIXONE CAPE ZOSTER CAVE OF PAN TRACHONESGLYPHADAVOULIAGMENIVARI
315
Border Areas
319
OROPOS AMPHIAREION
322
SALAMIS
324
ABBREVIATIONS
328
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
329
INDEX
330
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