The Archaeology of Athens

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Yale University Press, 2001 - Social Science - 340 pages
In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp's lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites.
"A masterful interdisciplinary compendium. . . . No volume has so successfully mined the riches of literature and history in pursuit of archeological evidence."--Publishers Weekly
"Those seeking a straightforward, up-to-date, and wonderfully well-illustrated account of the monumental history of Athens will find themselves well served for several years to come."--Robin Osborne, Times Literary Supplement
"One of the few must-have books for every scholar and student, every library and every individual concerned with archaeology. . . . An invaluable guide to further explorations for many visitors, students, and scholars."--Linda Jones Roccos, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"This up-to-date book on archaeological Athens and Attica will fit in perfectly with courses dealing with ancient Greece in general and with classical Greek art and architecture in particular."--R. Ross Holloway, Brown University
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION THE PHYSICAL SETTING
3
THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD
11
Early Bronze Age
12
Middle Bronze Age
13
Late Bronze Age
14
EARLY AND ARCHAIC ATHENS
21
The Eight and Seventh Centuries
22
The Sixth Century
26
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
Achanai
274
Braunon
277
Steieia Prasai Porto Raphti Koroni Perati
281
Eleusis
283
Ikaria
289
Marathon
291
Peiraieus
294
Phyle
299
Rhamnous
301
Sounion
305
Thorikos
311
Euonymom Aixone Cape Zoster Cabe of Pan Trachones Glyphada Vouliagmeni Vari
315
BORDER AREAS
319
Oropos Amphiareion
322
Salamis
324
Abbreviations
328
Illustration Credits
329
Index
330
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John M. Camp is director of the Agora excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and professor of classics at Randolph-Macon College.

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