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The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: John McK. Camp
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616437
Size: 32.60 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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The revised version of this popular site guide provides a brief account of the history of the Athenian agora and its principal monuments, and now features numerous colour illustrations.

An Ancient Shopping Center

An Ancient Shopping Center PDF
Author: Dorothy Burr Thompson
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616352
Size: 53.18 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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As well as being a political center, the Agora was the focus of a noisy and varied commercial life. This booklet illustrates the archaeological, documentary, and pictorial evidence for such diverse trades as shoe-making, fishmongering, weaving, and the manufacture of luxury goods and perfumes. Shopping was just one aspect of this public space: ancient Athenians would also have received medical treatment, been married and buried, made sacrifices, and received education in the Agora. The material remains from all of these activities are also discussed. Vivid illustrations and useful resources, such as a table of prices and coinage, bring the bustling marketplace to life.

The Middle Ages In The Athenian Agora

The Middle Ages in the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Alison Frantz
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616079
Size: 10.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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The story of the Agora did not end in A.D. 267, when the Herulians invaded the city. From ornate Early Christian carving to the colorful green and brown glazed pottery that distinguished the city, this booklet shows how medieval Athens was a lively, bustling town with a rich artistic tradition. Finds and architecture from the private houses that covered over the remains of the classical city are discussed, and the book ends with a survey of the Church of the Holy Apostles, the 11th-century A. D. church that stands at the southeast corner of the Agora.

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: John McK. Camp
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ISBN: 1621390160
Size: 26.64 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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This definitive guide to the archaeological remains in the civic and commercial center of ancient Athens is an essential companion to the interested visitor, as well as to students of the topography of the classical city. A large-scale map provides an overview of the site, keyed to descriptions and plans of every monument still visible from the majestic Temple of Hephaistos to the utilitarian Great Drain. The fifth edition retains many of the elements that made the earlier editions so popular, but also takes full account of new discoveries and recent scholarship. It is intended for visitors touring the site, and is arranged topographically, monument by monument. Also included are an overview of the historical development of the site and a history of the excavations.

The Athenian Citizen

The Athenian Citizen PDF
Author: Mabel L. Lang
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616420
Size: 27.44 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Using archaeological evidence from excavations at the heart of ancient Athens, this volume shows how tribal identity was central to all aspects of civic life, guiding the reader through the duties of citizenship as soldier in times of war and as juror during the peace.

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 65.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Agora (Athens, Greece)
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Women In The Athenian Agora

Women in the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Susan I. Rotroff
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 0876616449
Size: 71.20 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 56
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Using evidence from the Athenian Agora, the authors show how objects discovered during excavations provide a vivid picture of women's lives. The book is structured according to the social roles women played; as owners of property, companions (in and outside of marriage), participants in ritual, craftspeople, producers, and consumers. A final section moves from the ancient world to the modern, discussing the role of women as archaeologists in the early years of the Agora excavations.

Waterworks In The Athenian Agora

Waterworks in the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616116
Size: 48.16 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Preserved beneath the surface of the Agora are thousands of terracotta pipes, stone drainage channels, and lead pressure lines. These form a complex chain of waterworks, constructed and repaired over many different periods. This book discusses the complex engineering that channeled fresh water into the Agora and disposed of waste water, and shows some of the ornate wells and fountain houses where ancient Athenians gathered to drink and bathe.

Gods And Heroes In The Athenian Agora

Gods and Heroes in the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: John McK Camp
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616239
Size: 79.40 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Religion played a part in almost every aspect of civic life, so shrines, temples, altars, and dedications are conspicuous at almost every turn during a visit to the Athenian Agora. The author of this booklet shows where and how the major Olympian gods were worshipped, and then turns his attention to lesser known deities, such as Hekate, the triple-bodied goddess of the crossroads. He argues that the cults of heroes, such as Theseus, one of the legendary founders of Athens, were much more popular than the official state religion focused on the Olympian gods.

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: John McK. Camp
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500276839
Size: 14.22 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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"The great public square known as the Agora was the focal point of life in ancient Athens. It acted as the living heart of the community, where citizens met formally to administer civic affairs, and informally to trade or discuss politics or to take part in religious processions and athletic displays. Drawing on the wealth of excavated evidence, richly supplemented by literary and inscriptional references, Professor Camp tells the story of the Agora from Neolithic to medieval times". -Back cover.

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Laura Gawlinski
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ISBN: 1621390179
Size: 26.99 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Written for the general visitor, the Athenian Agora Museum Guide is a companion to the 2010 edition of the Athenian Agora Site Guide and leads the reader through all of the display spaces within the Stoa of Attalos in the Athenian Agora — the terrace, the ground-floor colonnade, and the newly opened upper story. The guide also discusses each case in the museum gallery chronologically, beginning with the prehistoric and continuing with the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. Hundreds of artifacts, ranging from common pottery to elite jewelry held in 81 cases, are described and illustrated in color for the very first time. Through focus boxes, readers can learn about marble-working, early burial practices, pottery production, ostracism, home life, and the wells that dotted the ancient site. A timeline, maps, and plans accompany the text. For those who wish to learn more about what they see in the museum, a list of further reading follows each entry.

Graffiti In The Athenian Agora

Graffiti in the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Mabel L. Lang
Publisher: Amer School of Classical
ISBN:
Size: 63.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Marbleworkers In The Athenian Agora

Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Carol L. Lawton
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616451
Size: 29.73 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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The 5th-century B.C. poet Pindar remarked on the rich sculptural decoration of the Athenian Agora, and, indeed, over 3,500 pieces of various types of sculpture have been uncovered during its excavation. This full-color guide sheds new light on the marble industry in and around the Agora, including rich evidence for sculptors' workshops, their tools, and techniques. The text discusses the works of both famous and anonymous artists.

Lamps From The Athenian Agora

Lamps from the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Judith Perlzweig
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616093
Size: 50.23 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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At night, the darkness of the ancient Agora would have been pierced by the lights of oil lamps, and thousands of fragments of these distinctive objects have been found. This booklet presents the development of different styles of lamps and includes a very useful identification guide. The author discusses the manufacture of lamps in Athens, a major industry with over 50 known workshops in the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. She also provides illustrations of particularly fine examples, including ornate festival lamps with many nozzles and bizarre shapes.

Ancient Portraits From The Athenian Agora

Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Evelyn Byrd Harrison
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616055
Size: 15.65 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Although the famous bronze statues seen by the Roman tourist Pausanias have been melted down, the Agora preserves a number of fine portraits in stone. While a few of these are named, most of the portraits in this booklet represent ordinary men and women; priests, athletes, and officials. Referring to over 40 black and white photos, the author discusses hairstyles, clothing and facial expressions to shed light on the individuals depicted.

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 12.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Agora (Athens, Greece)
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 70.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Agora (Athens, Greece)
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora PDF
Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 49.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Agora (Athens, Greece)
Languages : en
Pages :
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Inscriptions From The Athenian Agora

Inscriptions from the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Benjamin Dean Meritt
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616109
Size: 14.19 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Many types of written records are found in the Agora, and this booklet presents a sample of the more than 10,000 inventoried inscriptions written on stone. The texts illustrated include diplomatic agreements, commemorative plaques for athletic victories, records of court judgements, boundary stones identifying different buildings, and fragmentary inscriptions featuring names (over 30,000 individual Athenians are now recorded).

Hellenistic Relief Molds From The Athenian Agora

Hellenistic Relief Molds from the Athenian Agora PDF
Author: Clairève Grandjouan
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876615232
Size: 61.72 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 71
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Over 100 clay molds found between 1931 and 1977 in the fills within the three great Hellenistic stoas that once lined the Agora (the Middle Stoa, the Stoa of Attalos, and the South Stoa) are published in this book. While the repertory of images that could have been cast using them, comprising 25 subjects, is relatively conventional, the large size (up to 30 x 60 cm) makes their function a puzzle. The author concludes that they must have been for the casting of cheap funerary substitutes at a time when a decree of Demetrios of Phaleron prohibited the building of costly burial monuments in Athens. After the author's death in 1982, this volume was edited by Eileen Markson and Susan I. Rotroff.