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Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus, Volume I.1. The Zea Shipsheds and Slipways, Architecture and Topography (Bjorn Loven Mette Schaldemose (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Aarhus University Press, 2012) 9788771240078
Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus, Volume I.1. The Zea Shipsheds and Slipways, Architecture and Topography (Bjorn Loven Mette Schaldemose (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Aarhus University Press, 2012) 9788771240078
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Title: The Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus, Volume I.1. The Zea Shipsheds and Slipways, Architecture and Topography

Author: Loven, Bjorn Mette Schaldemose (eds)

Publisher: Aarhus University Press; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9788771240078

Volumes: 2; Pages: 488 + illus

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This first volume of the peer-reviewed Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus series is the culmination of the first phase of archaeological investigations by the Zea Harbour Project, 2001-2006. The study focuses on Zea Harbour, where two previously unidentified building phases were discovered: the unroofed Phase 1 slipways, most likely belonging to the early 5th century BC, and the Phase 2 shipsheds built later in that century. This is the first solid material evidence of the naval installations dating to the zenith of Athenian military, political and cultural hegemony. In addition, shipsheds (Phase 3) that have been documented previously by W. D�rpfeld and I.C. Drag�tsis (1885) are dated to 375-350 BC (terminus post quem) and architecturally redefined as double-unit shipsheds designed to house two ships stored end to end. Also among the principle discoveries are the establishment and measurement of relative changes in sea level since antiquity - a key piece of the puzzle, and one that has led to a broader understanding of the topography of the ancient harbours of the Piraeus.The naval installations built in Zea Harbour in the 4th century BC were amongst the largest building complexes of antiquity and were essential for maintaining an operational fleet. In the late 330s BC, the shipsheds at Zea extended over an area of more than 55,000 m2; including the shipsheds in Kantharos and Mounichia Harbours, the total area covered by the shipshed complexes in the Piraeus was close to 110,000 m2. Hundreds of colonnades and side-walls carried the massive tiled roofs of these shipsheds, which clearly conveyed Athens' determination to 'monumentalise' and glorify the naval bases that protected the city's fleet of swift triremes at the height of her power.Table of ContentsVolume I.1. The Zea Shipsheds and Slipways: Architecture and TopographyList of TablesPrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: The Historical EvidenceChapter 3: A History of Shipshed and Slipway Research and ExcavationsChapter 4: The Topography of the Piraean ShipshedsChapter 5: The Phase 1 SlipwaysChapter 6: Shipshed Superstructures in Phases 2, 3 and 4Chapter 7: Shipshed Ramps and Side-passages in Phase 2 and Phase 3Chapter 8: New Interpretations of Slipway and Shipshed Architecture and Piraean Harbour TopographyChapter 9: ConclusionsVolume I.2. The Zea Shipsheds and Slipways: Finds, Area 1 Shipshed Roof Reconstructions and Feature CatalogueList of Drawings in TextList of FiguresList of PlatesList of Concordance for Pls. 38 and 39Chapter 1: The Small Finds from the Area 1 ShipshedsChapter 2: The Tile Material and Reconstruction of the Roofs of the Zea ShipshedsChapter 3: Catalogue: Phase 1 Slipways, Phases 2-3 Shipsheds, and Possible Phase 4 Shipsheds. Key to AbbreviationsAppendix 1: Graser 1872, table following page 65Appendix 2: Reconstructing the Capitals of the Phase 3 Shipsheds at ZeaAppendix 3: Reconstructing the Capitals of the Phase 2 Shipsheds at ZeaAppendix 4: Calculating the Dimensions and Section of the Gutters of the Phase 3 Shipsheds at ZeaAppendix 5: Reconstructing the Valley Beam in the Phase 2 Shipsheds and the Architrave in the Phase 3 ShipshedsAppendix 6: Survey and Recording MethodsAppendix 7: Zea Harbour Area 1 Sediment DescriptionsIndex Lapidum. InscriptionsIndex Locorum. Ancient SourcesBibliographyAbbreviationsIndexFigures 1-241Plates 1-43
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