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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens

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Jenifer Neils, H. A. Shapiro, Sylvian Fachard, John K. Papadopoulos, Leda Costaki and Anna Maria Theocharaki, Panos Valavanis, John McK. Camp II, Elizabeth A. Meyer, Jutta Stroszeck, Katherine B. Harrington, Tim Shea, Danielle L. Kellogg, Cynthia B. Patterson, Maria A. Liston, Tyler Jo Smith, David M. Lewis, George Steinhauer, Mark L. Lawall, John H. Kroll, Susan I. Rotroff, Olga Palagia, Geoffrey Bakewell, David M. Pritchard, Valentina Di Napoli, Margaret M. Miles Ann Steiner, Kirk Ormand, James Kierstead, Edward M. Harris, David M. Pritchard, Dylan K. Rogers, Robert K. Pitt, Robert A. Bridges, Leda Costaki
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  • Date Published: February 2021
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108723305

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  • Named for a goddess, epicenter of the first democracy, birthplace of tragic and comic theatre, locus of the major philosophical schools, artistically in the vanguard for centuries, ancient Athens looms large in contemporary study of the ancient world. This Companion is a comprehensive introduction the city, its topography and monuments, inhabitants and cultural institutions, religious rituals and politics. Chapters link the religious, cultural, and political institutions of Athens to the physical locales in which they took place. Discussion of the urban plan, with its streets, gates, walls, and public and private buildings, provides readers with a thorough understanding of how the city operated and what people saw, heard, smelled, and tasted as they flowed through it. Drawing on the latest scholarship, as well as excavation discoveries at the Agora, sanctuaries, and cemeteries, the Companion explores how the city was planned, how it functioned, and how it was transformed from a democratic polis into a Roman city.

    • Provides readers with an overview new archaeological discoveries and interpretations in the city that have occurred in the last twenty years in particular
    • Introduces the religious, cultural, and political institutions of ancient Athens through archaeological, literary, and epigraphic evidence
    • Demonstrates the impact of the Archaic and Classical periods on Athens in subsequent periods and today
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    'This is an excellent, reasonably priced book. It is both a useful introduction for those new to the topic and a helpful reference book for those looking to refresh their knowledge quickly. The book would probably make an effective textbook for a course on ancient urbanism or as a starting point for an advanced seminar on ancient Athens.' Kathryn Simonsen, C-J Online

    'Recommended.' R. T. Ingoglia, Choice Connect

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    • Date Published: February 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108723305
    • length: 502 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 169 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    An Introduction Jenifer Neils:
    1. Leagros: An Athenian life H. A. Shapiro
    Part I. The Urban Fabric:
    2. Asty and Chora: city and countryside Sylvian Fachard
    3. The emergence of the polis John K. Papadopoulos
    4. City streets, walls, and gates Leda Costaki and Anna Maria Theocharaki
    5. The akropolis Panos Valavanis
    6. The agora: public life and administration John McK. Camp II
    7. Athenian inscription Elizabeth A. Meyer
    8. Water and water management Jutta Stroszeck
    9. Housing and domestic architecture Katherine B. Harrington
    10. The archaic and classical cemeteries Tim Shea
    Part II. Inhabitants:
    11. Population and social structure Danielle L. Kellogg
    12. The Athenian family Cynthia B. Patterson
    13. Death and disease Maria A. Liston
    14. Animals in Athenian Life Tyler Jo Smith
    Part III. Business/Commerce:
    15. Labor and employment David M. Lewis
    16. Piraeus: harbors, navy, and shipping George Steinhauer
    17. The archaeology of markets and trade Mark L. Lawall
    18. Coinage and its economic implications John H. Kroll
    19. The ceramic industry Susan I. Rotroff
    20. Sculpture and its role in the city Olga Palagia
    Part IV. Culture and Sport:
    21. The philosophical schools Geoffrey Bakewell
    22. Athletics, democracy, and war David M. Pritchard
    23. Theatrical spaces Valentina Di Napoli
    24. Athenian festivals Margaret M. Miles and Jenifer Neils
    25. Eating and drinking Ann Steiner
    26. Sex and the city Kirk Ormand
    Part V. Politics:
    27. Associations James Kierstead
    28. Rule of law and law courts Edward M. Harris
    29. Armed forces David M. Pritchard
    30. Roman Athens Dylan K. Rogers
    31. Early travelers and the rediscovery of Athens Robert K. Pitt
    32. Modern Athens and its relationship with the past Robert A. Bridges, Jr
    33.Urban archaeology: uncovering the ancient city Leda Costaki.

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    Jenifer Neils, American School of Classical Studies, Athens
    Jenifer Neils is the Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She has authored and edited several books on ancient Athens, including The Parthenon Frieze, The Parthenon from Antiquity to the Present, and Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival of Ancient Athens.

    Dylan K. Rogers, University of Virginia
    Dylan K. Rogers is Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia, and previously served as the Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He is the author of Water Culture in Roman Society and co-editor of What's New in Roman Greece?

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    Jenifer Neils, H. A. Shapiro, Sylvian Fachard, John K. Papadopoulos, Leda Costaki and Anna Maria Theocharaki, Panos Valavanis, John McK. Camp II, Elizabeth A. Meyer, Jutta Stroszeck, Katherine B. Harrington, Tim Shea, Danielle L. Kellogg, Cynthia B. Patterson, Maria A. Liston, Tyler Jo Smith, David M. Lewis, George Steinhauer, Mark L. Lawall, John H. Kroll, Susan I. Rotroff, Olga Palagia, Geoffrey Bakewell, David M. Pritchard, Valentina Di Napoli, Margaret M. Miles Ann Steiner, Kirk Ormand, James Kierstead, Edward M. Harris, David M. Pritchard, Dylan K. Rogers, Robert K. Pitt, Robert A. Bridges, Leda Costaki

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