Classical Archaeology

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Susan E. Alcock, Robin Osborne
John Wiley & Sons, May 21, 2012 - Social Science - 548 pages
The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world.
  • Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology
  • Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context
  • Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology
  • Features paired essays – one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman – to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions
  • Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter
 

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Contents

What is Classical Archaeology?
11
b Roman Archaeology
30
Doing Archaeology in the Classical Lands
51
b The Roman World
71
Human Ecology and the Classical Landscape
91
The Essential Countryside
122
b The Roman World
144
Urban Spaces and Central Places
168
Cult and Ritual
249
b The Roman World
268
The Personal and the Political
293
b The Roman World
316
The Creation and Expression of Identity
348
b The Roman World
368
Linking with a Wider World
394
A Place for Art?
439

b The Roman World
187
Housing and Households
207
b The Roman World
228
Prospective
501
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About the author (2012)

Susan E. Alcock is Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics, Anthropology and Archaeology at Brown University. Her recent books include Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments and Memory (2001) and Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Analysis in the Mediterranean Region (with John F. Cherry, 2004).

Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. His recent books include Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998), Greek Historical Inscriptions 404–323 B.C. (with P. J. Rhodes, 2003), Greek History (2004), Athens and Athenian Democracy (2010) and The History Written on the Classical Greek Body (2011).

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