"Well written without prejudice or polemics. The explanations of complicated subjects are succinct and without jargon... Will work well as a beginning text to introduce students to the civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome... Also a good text for classes exploring this world from the starting point of the ancient city." - William Biers, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia.From the Publisher:
Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts.
Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia
Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.
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Descripción Routledge, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0415121825
Descripción Routledge, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0415121825
Descripción Routledge. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0415121825 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0202884
Descripción Routledge, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110415121825
Descripción Routledge, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PrefaceIllustrations AcknowledgementIntroductionPart 1. Cities of the Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age1.Neolithic towns and villages in the Near EastGeography, climate and the Neolithic RevolutionJerichoCayonuCatalhoyukThe developments of chiefdoms and states2. Early Sumerian citiesThe Sumerians and their environmentUrukThe development of writing Habuba KabiraThe Early Dynastic Period: historical summaryEarly Dynastic religious life: the temple oval at KhafajehUr: the royal tombsSummary3. Mesopotamian cities in the late third and second millenniaIntroductionThe AkkadiansThe Neo-Sumerian revival: historical summaryGudea of LagashUr in the Ur III and Isin-Larsa periodsHammurabi of Babylon and the Old Babylonian PeriodMari: the palace of Zimri-limThe Kassites4. Cities of the Indus Valley CivilizationEnvironmentMohenjo-DaroLothalkAgriculture, technology, crafts, and arts The end of the Harappan cities5. Egypt of the pyramidsIntroductionGeographyEarly HistoryEgyptian writing Burials of the Archaic PeriodSaqqara: the Step PyramidTransition to the true pyramidGiza: A Fourth Dynasty funerary complexThe Sun Temple of Niuserre at Abu GurabThe First Intermediate Period6. Egyptian cities, temples, and tombs of the second milleniumThe Middle KingdomSecond Intermediate PeriodThe New Kingdom and ThebesThe temple of Amun at LuxorThe temple of Amun at KarnakAkhenaten and Tell El-AmarnaThe Valley of the KingsDynasty XIX: Ramses II and Abu SimbelAftermath7. Aegean Bronze Age cities: Troy and HattushaTroy Hattusha and the HittitesThe end of the Bronze Age in Anatolia9. Cypriots, Canaanites, and Levantine trading cities of the Late Bronze AgeEnkomiUgaritThe shipwrecks at Cape Gelidonya and Uluburun10. Near Eastern cities in the Iron AgeIntroductionThe Neo-Assyrian cities of Northern MesopotamiaKalhu Dur-SharrukinNinevehAnatolia and the Levant: Phrygian, Urartian, Phoenician, and Hebrew cities BabylonThe Achaemenid Persians and PersepolisPart 2: Greek Cities 11. Early Greek city-states of the Iron Age (eleventh to seventh centuries BC)IntroductionHistorical backgroundThe rise of the polisThe early Greek town: ZagoraCemetries at Lefkandi and Athens Corinth: Orientalizing pottery and Hoplite warfareThe Greek sanctuary: the Heraion on SamosVotiver offerings, foreign contacts, writing, and coinage12. Archaic Greek cities, I: The Doric and Ionic orders of Greek architecture, and East Greek cities to the Ionian RevoltThe Doric and Ionic ordersEarly Doric temples at Thermon, Olympia, and Kerkyra (Corfu)Early Ionic temples at Samos and EphesusEast Greek cities in the Archaic Period: Samos, Miletus, and the Ionian Revolt13. Ancient Greek cities, II: Sparta and AthensSpartaAthens in the Archaic PeriodArchaic art: Pottery and sculptureThe Persian Wars 14. Greek sanctuaries: Delphi and OlympiaDelphi: the Sanctuary of ApolloOlympia: the Sanctuary of Zeus15. Athens in the fifth century BCHistorical introductionThe Athenian AcropolisThe Theater of Dionysos and choragic monumentsThe lower town: houses and the agora 16. Greek cities and sanctuaries in the Late Classical Period Historical summaryThe Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidauros: a new direction in religious practicePriene: a small Greek cityOlynthos: housesVergina and Halikarnassos: royal burials17. Hellenistic cities Historical introductionDidyma: the Temple of ApolloPergmon: a city in the Athenian traditionAlexandria: capital of a bicultural kingdom Delos: a commercial centerPart 3: Cities of Ancient Italy and the Roman Empire18. Greek and Etruscan cities in ItalyGreek cities in south Italy and Sicily: Paestum and SyracuseCarthageThe Etruscans 19. Rome: from its origins to the end of the RepublicGeographyEarly history and settlement, ca 753-509 BCThe Roman. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0415121825
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