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Title: Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: Whitley, James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2001
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521627337
Volumes: 1; Pages: 512
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The Archaeology of Ancient Greece provides an up-to-date synthesis of current research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods. Its rich and diverse material has always provoked admiration and even wonder, but it is seldom analyzed as a key to our understanding of Greek civilization. Dr. Whitley shows how the material evidence can be used to address central historical questions for which literary evidence is often insufficient, and he also situates Greek art within the broader field of Greek material culture.Reviews"It is an excellent account of what the discipline is, where it has been, and where it is now. Especially good is Whitley's tracking of the influences on the contemporary scene of science, structuralism, and the 'new' archeaology."--Paul D. Scotton, University of Washington"... invaluable and long-needed book on Greek archaelogy. ... The author is cognizant of modern theoretical standpoints and able to summarize them briefly and lucidly, with an extensive bibliography, but without definitive answers, so readers can draw their own conclusions. ... Accessible to a general archaelogical readership, this book is essential for academic libraries, where it will become a standard sourcebook."--ChoiceContentsPart I. Approaches to Greek Archaeology: 1. Introduction: classical archaeology and its objects2. Great traditions: classical scholarship and classical archaeology3. Modern archaeologies of Greece4. Chronology and terminologyPart II. Archaic Greece: 5. Archaic Greece, 1000-700 B.C.6. The Aegean, the Levant and the West: the orientalising phenomenon7. Gods, heroes and sacred places8. The city, the state and the Polis9. Art, narrative and monumentality10. Regional archaeologiesPart III. Classical Greece11. Defining the classical: classical art12. Cities and sanctuaries of Classical Greece13. The archaeology of democracy: Classical Athens14. Beyond the Polis: the countryside of Classical Greece15. Epilogue: towards Hellenistic archaeology.