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Classical archaeology /
edited by Susan E. Alcock and Robin Osborne.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
description
xviii, 529 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1444336916 (pbk.), 9781444336917 (pbk.)
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
isbn
1444336916 (pbk.)
9781444336917 (pbk.)
local note
ROM copy: Complimentary for use of ROM image: 962.228.16 (fig. 11.4, p. 449); 2012.
catalogue key
8385172
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Susan E. Alcock is Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor, of, Classics, Anthropology and Archaeology at Brown University. Her recent books include Archaeologies of the Greek Past Landscape, Monuments and Memories (2001) and Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Analysis in the Mediterranean World (with John F. Cherry, 2004). Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. His recent books include Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998), Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 B.C. (with P. J. Rhodes 2003), Greek History (2004), Athens and Athenian Democracy (2010) and The History Written on the Classical Greek Body (2011).
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Ten chapters feature two essays, each based on the traditional partition of "classical" into Greek and Roman. The two introductory sections for Greek and for Roman archaeology in "What Is Classical Archaeology" discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, combining art history, classics, and history with scientific and technological fields. Specialists write each section of the remaining thematic chapters and cover the following broad areas for classical Greece and Rome: practicing archaeology; humans and the land; the countryside; urban spaces; housing; cult and ritual; the personal and political; identity; and linking with a wider world. The subject's extraordinary range is treated well in all sections, which provide valuable insights into the background and current interest in many areas for the historical period 700 BCE-500 CE. Contrasting archaeological themes from Greek to Roman points to similarities and differences in each, as well as highlighting continuity and change over time. For classes, many chapters can stand on their own as themes. For scholars, this is a thorough research guide, with relevant references included in each chapter. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries. L. J. Roccos CUNY College of Staten Island
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This second edition builds on and improves the strengths of the first, adding crucial chapters on that central issue in Classical archaeology namely art" - James Whitley, Cardiff University "With essays by some of the leading lights of the discipline, revised to take account of the latest research, and expanded with two new essays on classical art, the second edition of Alcock and Osborne's Classical Archaeology offers the best introduction to the field for students and teachers alike." - Jeremy Tanner, University College London "To the question, 'what is classical archaeology?' this book provides a robust response: it is a discipline that is alive with new questions, new theories, and an ever-expanding corpus of material-cultural knowledge of the world of Greek and Roman antiquity." - R. Bruce Hitchner, Tufts University "Sue Alcock and Robin Osborne's Classical Archaeology is already a classic in its own right, and this second edition keeps it up-to-date with the latest finds and ideas coming out of Mediterranean archaeology. The essays in this volume remain the best starting point for any student coming to the field." - Ian Morris, Stanford University "A star-studded volume that assures the Classical world its rightfully prominent place within world archaeology, while also satisfying those looking for a deeper interrogation of its past." - Cyprian Broodbank, University College London
"Sue Alcock and Robin Osborne's Classical Archaeology is already a classic in its own right, and this second edition keeps it up-to-date with the latest finds and ideas coming out of Mediterranean archaeology. The essays in this volume remain the best starting point for any student coming to the field." - Ian Morris, Stanford University "This second edition builds on and improves the strengths of the first, adding crucial chapters on that central issue in Classical archaeology namely art" - James Whitley, Cardiff University "To the question, 'what is classical archaeology?' this book provides a robust response: it is a discipline that is alive with new questions, new theories, and an ever-expanding corpus of material-cultural knowledge of the world of Greek and Roman antiquity." - R. Bruce Hitchner, Tufts University "With essays by some of the leading lights of the discipline, revised to take account of the latest research, and expanded with two new essays on classical art, the second edition of Alcock and Osborne's Classical Archaeology offers the best introduction to the field for students and teachers alike." - Jeremy Tanner, University College London "A star-studded volume that assures the Classical world its rightfully prominent place within world archaeology, while also satisfying those looking for a deeper interrogation of its past." - Cyprian Broodbank, University College London
"Sue Alcock and Robin Osborne's Classical Archaeology is already a classic in its own right, and this second edition keeps it up-to-date with the latest finds and ideas coming out of Mediterranean archaeology. The essays in this volume remain the best starting point for any student coming to the field." - Ian Morris, Stanford University "This second edition builds on and improves the strengths of the first, adding crucial chapters on that central issue in Classical archaeology - namely art" - James Whitley, Cardiff University "To the question, 'what is classical archaeology?' this book provides a robust response: it is a discipline that is alive with new questions, new theories, and an ever-expanding corpus of material-cultural knowledge of the world of Greek and Roman antiquity." - R. Bruce Hitchner, Tufts University "With essays by some of the leading lights of the discipline, revised to take account of the latest research, and expanded with two new essays on classical art, the second edition of Alcock and Osborne's Classical Archaeology offers the best introduction to the field for students and teachers alike." - Jeremy Tanner, University College London "A star-studded volume that assures the Classical world its rightfully prominent place within world archaeology, while also satisfying those looking for a deeper interrogation of its past." - Cyprian Broodbank, University College London
"This second edition builds on and improves the strengths of the first, adding crucial chapters on that central issue in Classical archaeology namely art" - James Whitley, Cardiff University "With essays by some of the leading lights of the discipline, revised to take account of the latest research, and expanded with two new essays on classical art, the second edition of Alcock and Osbornes Classical Archaeology offers the best introduction to the field for students and teachers alike." - Jeremy Tanner, University College London "To the question, 'what is classical archaeology?' this book provides a robust response: it is a discipline that is alive with new questions, new theories, and an ever-expanding corpus of material-cultural knowledge of the world of Greek and Roman antiquity." - R. Bruce Hitchner, Tufts University "Sue Alcock and Robin Osbornes Classical Archaeology is already a classic in its own right, and this second edition keeps it up-to-date with the latest finds and ideas coming out of Mediterranean archaeology. The essays in this volume remain the best starting point for any student coming to the field." - Ian Morris, Stanford University "A star-studded volume that assures the Classical world its rightfully prominent place within world archaeology, while also satisfying those looking for a deeper interrogation of its past." - Cyprian Broodbank, University College London
"Sue Alcock and Robin Osbornes Classical Archaeology is already a classic in its own right, and this second edition keeps it up-to-date with the latest finds and ideas coming out of Mediterranean archaeology. The essays in this volume remain the best starting point for any student coming to the field." - Ian Morris, Stanford University "This second edition builds on and improves the strengths of the first, adding crucial chapters on that central issue in Classical archaeology namely art" - James Whitley, Cardiff University "To the question, 'what is classical archaeology?' this book provides a robust response: it is a discipline that is alive with new questions, new theories, and an ever-expanding corpus of material-cultural knowledge of the world of Greek and Roman antiquity." - R. Bruce Hitchner, Tufts University "With essays by some of the leading lights of the discipline, revised to take account of the latest research, and expanded with two new essays on classical art, the second edition of Alcock and Osbornes Classical Archaeology offers the best introduction to the field for students and teachers alike." - Jeremy Tanner, University College London "A star-studded volume that assures the Classical world its rightfully prominent place within world archaeology, while also satisfying those looking for a deeper interrogation of its past." - Cyprian Broodbank, University College London
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Summaries
Main Description
The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology Features paired essays one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter
Main Description
This sophisticated volume, authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, is designed to encourage critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in modern times and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. This volume, comprised of paired essays one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman, stimulates a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars with different historiographic and methodological traditions.
Main Description
The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is fully updated and revised throughout, with the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in modern times and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material Features paired essays  one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman  to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars with different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter
Main Description
The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is fully updated and revised throughout, with the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in modern times and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material Features paired essays one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars with different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter
Main Description
Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years as the development of new theoretical approaches and cutting-edge methodologies prompts classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. Classical Archaeology is designed to encourage further critical thinking about how Greeks and Romans used material culture, how the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world can help us to understand Greek and Roman society, and how modern preoccupations have shaped the ways in which ancient material has been interpreted. Authored by leading scholars of the classical world, and framed by the editors' comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, the fully updated second edition of Classical Archaeology contains thematic pairs of essays that explore, for both the Greek and the Roman world, the history and practice of archaeology, environment and ecology, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, expression of identities, links with the world beyond the Mediterranean, and the role of art in Greek and Human culture. Short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. Illustrated with maps, chronologies, diagrams, and photographs. Classical Archaeology will be indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome. New to second edition: Updated and revised throughout, with additional illustrations Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art Book jacket.
Library of Congress Summary
"The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology Features paired essays - one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman - to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter "--"Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical approaches and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. Classical Archaeology is designed to encourage further critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in Greek and Roman societies, and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, the fully-update second edition of Classical Archaeology contains thematic pairs of essays (each pair comprised of one essay from the Greek world and one from the Roman) that explore ideas such as the ancient environment, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, identity and its material expression, and Mediterranean links with a wider world. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. These features, as well as the editors' comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, make Classical Archaeology indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome. New to second edition: Updated and revised throughout, with additional illustrations Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art"--
Long Description
Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical approaches and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. Classical Archaeology is designed to encourage further critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in Greek and Roman societies, and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, the fully-update second edition of Classical Archaeology contains thematic pairs of essays (each pair comprised of one essay from the Greek world and one from the Roman) that explore ideas such as the ancient environment, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, identity and its material expression, and Mediterranean links with a wider world. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. These features, as well as the editors' comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, make Classical Archaeology indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome. New to second edition: Updated and revised throughout, with additional illustrations Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art
Bowker Data Service Summary
Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world 'Classical Archaeology' encourages the teaching of thematic courses that cross over the Greek/Roman divide. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short introductions to each chapter are included.
Back Cover Copy
Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical approaches and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. Classical Archaeology is designed to encourage further critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in Greek and Roman societies, and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, the fully-update second edition of Classical Archaeology contains thematic pairs of essays (each pair comprised of one essay from the Greek world and one from the Roman) that explore ideas such as the ancient environment, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, identity and its material expression, and Mediterranean links with a wider world. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. These features, as well as the editors’ comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, make Classical Archaeology indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome. New to second edition: Fully updated and revised throughout, with the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches Includes brand new essays on f Greek and Roman art in a modern context
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
What is Classical Archaeology?p. 11
Introductionp. 11
Greek Archaeologyp. 13
Roman Archaeologyp. 30
Doing Archaeology in the Classical Landsp. 51
Introductionp. 51
The Greek Worldp. 53
The Roman Worldp. 71
Human Ecology and the Classical Landscapep. 91
Introductionp. 91
The Greek and Roman Worldsp. 93
The Essential Countrysidep. 122
Introductionp. 122
The Greek Worldp. 124
The Roman Worldp. 144
Urban Spaces and Central Placesp. 168
Introductionp. 168
The Greek Worldp. 170
The Roman Worldp. 187
Housing and Householdsp. 207
Introductionp. 207
The Greek Worldp. 209
The Roman Worldp. 228
Cult and Ritualp. 249
Introductionp. 249
The Greek Worldp. 251
The Roman Worldp. 268
The Personal and the Politicalp. 293
Introductionp. 293
The Greek Worldp. 295
The Roman Worldp. 316
The Creation and Expression of Identityp. 348
Introductionp. 348
The Greek Worldp. 350
The Roman Worldp. 368
Linking with a Wider Worldp. 394
Introductionp. 394
Greeks and "Barbarians"p. 396
Romans and "Barbarians"p. 415
A Place for Art?p. 439
Introductionp. 439
Putting the Art into Artifactp. 442
Classical Archaeology and the Contexts of Art Historyp. 468
Prospectivep. 501
Indexp. 506
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