Part I. Approaches to Greek Archaeology: 1. Introduction: classical archaeology and its objects; 2. Great traditions: classical scholarship and classical archaeology; 3. Modern archaeologies of Greece; 4. Chronology and terminology; Part II. Archaic Greece: 5. Archaic Greece, 1000-700 BC; 6. The Aegean, the Levant and the West: the orientalising phenomenon; 7. Gods, heroes and sacred places; 8. The city, the state and the Polis; 9. Art, narrative and monumentality; 10. Regional archaeologies; Part III. Classical Greece: 11. Defining the classical: classical art; 12. Cities and sanctuaries of Classical Greece; 13. The archaeology of democracy: Classical Athens; 14. Beyond the Polis: the countryside of Classical Greece; 15. Epilogue: towards Hellenistic archaeology.
A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods.
James Whitley is Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology, Cardiff University. He is the author of Style in Society in Dark Age Greece (1991).
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