Greek Art and Archaeology C. 1200-30 BC

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This lavishly illustrated book presents a systematic study of Greek art and archeology from the collapse of Mycenae civilization to the dissolution of the Ptolema Empire. The book begins with an introductory chapter that covers the basic principles of archaeological research as well as a brief study of the development that led to the establishment of classical archeology as academic discipline. Four chapters follow, covering the development of Greek art and archeology in the early Iron Age, the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Through brief systematic coverage of the main categories of classical monuments, the reader is taken on a tour of ancient Greece through the most important period of his history, the first millennium BC. Architecture and urban planning, sculpture, painting, ceramics, metallurgy, jewelry and numismatics are some of the areas covered. The book is primarily aimed at the nonspecialist who is looking for the essentials 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 crowd will interest everyone who seeks an inclusive and detailed study of the most important material remains of ancient Greek civilization. Greek art and archeology was originally published in Greek by Kapon Edtions (Athens 2011) and is now expanded with additional material and illustrations specifically for this edition and in a translation by Nicola Wardle.

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