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Athens Attica And The Megarid

Author : Hans Rupprecht Goette
ISBN : 9781134543939
Genre : Social Science
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This exciting new guide is the ideal companion to Greece if you are a traveller with historical and archaeological interests, as it combines practical information with impeccable scholarly research. Written by an expert on Greece's landscape and archaeology, the guide is unique in exploring a wide range of sites off the beaten track. It also tours all the best-known monuments and regions, from the Acropolis to Aegina, from Megara to Marathon and from Sounion to Salamis. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 plates, maps, plans and drawings, it includes: * precise descriptions of routes and individual sites * artistic, historical, social and political background * unprecedented coverage outside Athens * detailed exploration of the post-classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods. Take it with you on your travels or read it at home; either way, you will gain a deeper appreciation and enjoyment of Greece's history and archaeology.
Category: Social Science

The Topography Of Athens

Author : William Martin Leake
ISBN : OXFORD:302349588
Genre : Athens (Greece)
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Category: Athens (Greece)

The Ruins Of The Most Beautiful Monuments Of Greece

Author : David Le Roy
ISBN : 9780892366699
Genre : Architecture
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Julien-David Le Roy's Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece, initially issued in 1758, first revealed to European eyes the wonders of Greek classical architecture. Overnight, Greece became the rage, much to the chagrin of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and other defenders of the genius of Rome. The impact of the volume's splendid engravings of Athens's ancient ruins on contemporary aesthetics was heightened, particularly in the much-expanded edition of 1770, by its two highly provocative theoretical essays. In one, Le Roy set forth a compelling linear history of the conceptual forms of architecture that began in Egypt, moved to Greece, then Rome, and finally modern Europe. In the other, seeking to express the experience of architectural form and its effects, Le Roy gave new voice to feeling. Here the second edition of Les ruines is published in English for the first time, framed by Robin Middleton's sweeping exposition of both the intellectual milieu out of which Le Roy's work emerged and the controversies it generated.
Category: Architecture

Image And Idea In Fifth Century Greece

Author : E. D. Francis
ISBN : 9781134977871
Genre : History
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Epigraphica Boeotica Ii

Author : David Elias
ISBN : 9789004267923
Genre : History
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In Epigraphica Boeotica II John Fossey examines Boiotian relations with the rest of the Greek world in Hellenistic and Roman times and continues with discussion of some dedications followed by comments also on shorter texts, letter form developments, prosopography and onomastics.
Category: History

Syracuse 415 413 Bc

Author : Nic Fields
ISBN : 184603258X
Genre : History
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Osprey's study of one of the most important battles of the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens launched a large expeditionary force, its goal the rich, grain-producing island of Sicily. This was in response to a call for help in a minor war from an old ally but the true objectives were the powerful city of Syracuse, suspected of supporting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial expansion. The Athenians won an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans late in the year and renewed their attack in the spring of 414. After a period of energetic siege warfare and a series of large-scale battles on land and sea, the Syracusans gained the upper hand and the expedition ended in total disaster with grave consequences for the future of Athens. Nic Fields explores the background of this foolhardy venture in which Athens took on a nation that was militarily and financially strong and over 700 miles distant. Then, following the narrative of Thucydides, the chronicler of the Peloponnesian War, he describes and explains the long and violent campaign that pitted the two largest democracies of the Greek world against each other.
Category: History

Connecting A City To The Sea

Author : David Conwell
ISBN : 9789047431336
Genre : Social Science
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Driven by the proposition that the Athenians would not have relied on the Long Walls when their navy was weak, this comprehensive history of the structures dates each construction phase, examines the walls’ purpose, and chronicles their fluctuating viability.
Category: Social Science

Early Greek States Beyond The Polis

Author : Catherine Morgan
ISBN : 9781134877690
Genre : History
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Clear and direct in style, and with more than eighty photographs, maps and plans, Early Greek States Beyond the Polis is a widely relevant study of Greek history, archaeology and society. Catherine Morgan addresses the different forms of association experienced by early Iron-Age and Archaic Greeks by exploring the archaeological, literary and epigraphical records of central Greece and the northern Peloponnese. Giving an unprecedented understanding of the connections between polis identity and other forms and tiers of association, and refuting the traditional view of early Greek 'ethnic' groups (ethne) as simple systems based on primitive tribal ties, students will find this an essential text in the study of Greek history.
Category: History

The Latins In The Levant

Author : William Miller
ISBN : HARVARD:32044023325079
Genre : Byzantine Empire
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ISBN : UVA:X030055056
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology