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Classical Greece

Classical Greece
Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies


Part of New Directions in Archaeology

Ian Morris, James Whitley, Herbert Hoffmann, Robin Osborne, David Gill, Karim Arafat, Catherine Morgan, Susan Alcock, John Cherry, Jack Davis, Michael Jameson, Anthony Snodgrass
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  • Date Published: June 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521456784

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  • The archaeology of classical Greece developed in the shadow of Greek historical scholarship, and it has restricted itself too modestly to the study of individual artefacts. A wide variety of modern developments in archaeology have been neglected, and classical archaeology has become something of a backwater. The contributors to this book review the history of the field and aim to demonstrate that modern archaeological approaches can contribute to a richer understanding of Greek society. They also insist that this complex, literate and highly unusual system of states poses important questions for archaeologists of other regions.

    • Of interest to archaeologists and classical historians
    • New approach to the subject
    • British and American contributors
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    • Date Published: June 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521456784
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 13 maps 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Ian Morris
    Part I. History:
    2. Archaeologies of Greece Ian Morris
    Part II. Artefacts and Objects:
    3. Protoattic pottery: a contextual approach James Whitley
    4. The riddle of the sphinx Herbert Hoffmann
    5. Looking on - Greek style. Does the sculpted girl speak to women too? Robin Osborne
    Part III. Aretefacts as Traded Objects:
    6. Pots Positivism and long-distance trade David Gill
    7. Athens, Etruria and Heuneburg: mutual misconceptions in the study of Greek-barbarian relations Karim Arafat, and Catherine Morgan
    Part IV. Artefacts in the Landscape:
    8. Intensive survey, agricultural practice and the classical landscape of Greece Susan Alcock, John Cherry, and Jack Davis
    9. Breaking up the Hellenistic world: survey and society Susan Alcock
    Part V. Responses:
    10. An historian's response Michael Jameson
    11. An archaeologist's response Anthony Snodgrass.

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    Ian Morris, University of Chicago


    Ian Morris, James Whitley, Herbert Hoffmann, Robin Osborne, David Gill, Karim Arafat, Catherine Morgan, Susan Alcock, John Cherry, Jack Davis, Michael Jameson, Anthony Snodgrass

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