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Greek Art and Archaeology c. 1200–30 BC

By Dimitris Plantzos


This lavishly illustrated volume presents a systematic survey of Greek art and archaeology from the collapse of Mycenaean civilization to the dissolution of the Ptolemaic realm.

The book begins with an introductory chapter covering the basic principles of archaeological research as well as a concise survey of the developments that led to the establishment of classical archaeology as an academic discipline. Four chapters follow, covering developments in Greek art and archaeology in the Early Iron Age, the Archaic, Classical,and Hellenistic periods respectively. Through concise, systematic coverage of the main categories of classical monuments, the reader is taken on a tour of ancient Greece through the most important period in its history, the first millennium BC. Architecture and city planning, sculpture, painting, pottery, metallurgy, jewelry, and numismatics are some of the areas covered. The book caters primarily to the nonspecialist looking for the essential in ancient Greece. The text is divided into accessible, user-friendly sections including case studies, terminology, charts, maps, a timeline, and full index. Designed as an academic textbook, the volume will interest anyone seeking an inclusive and detailed survey of the most important material remains of ancient Greek civilization.

Originally published in Greek by Kapon Edtions (Athens 2011), Greek Art and Archaeology is now expanded with additional material and illustrations specially provided for this edition, and in a translation by Nicola Wardle.

Greek Art and Archaeology c. 1200–30 BC

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    304 pages with 580 color photos and 45 architectural plans and reconstructions

    8 x 11 inches

    ISBN 978-1-937040-57-4 (paperback)

    June 2016

  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Classical Archaeology: Sources and Methodology
    Chapter 2: The Early Iron Age (1100–700 BC)
    Chapter 3: The Archaic Period (700–480 BC)
    Chapter 4: The Classical Period (480–336 BC)
    Chapter 5: The Hellenistic Period (336–30 BC)

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