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Art & Archaeology of the Greek World


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Introduction * Chronological Overview * Crete and the Cyclades to the Late Bronze Age * Greece and the Mycenaean World to c. 1200 bce * Geometric Greece, c. 1100-c.700 BCE * The "Orientalizing" Period, c. 710-c. 600 BCE * Archaic Architecture, Coinage and Luxuries, c. 600-c. 520 BCE * Early Archaic Sculpture, c. 600-c. 520 BCE * Case Study: Olympia and Delphi, c. 900-c. 480 BCE * Late Archaic, c. 520-c. 480 BCE * Early Classical, c. 480-c. 440 BCE * Case Study: Cyrene and Paestum * Case Study: Athens and the Akropolis, c. 480-c. 404 BCE * High Classical, c. 440-c. 400 BCE * Late Classical, c. 400-c. 323 BCE * The Hellenistic World, c. 323-c. 100 BCE * Glossary, Further Reading, Acknowledgments, Sources of Quotations, Sources of Illustrations

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A new edition of this accessible survey of the Greek world, covering two thousand years of material culture.

About the Author

Professor Richard T. Neer is William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, Cinema and Media Studies and the College at the University of Chicago.


'The second edition is even more richly illustrated than the first, with additional colour illustrations and new Hellenistic material. The text is superbly clear, and the boxed vignettes provide excellent case studies, including recent discoveries' - Tamar Hodos, University of Bristol
'Simply the best available introduction to the history of Greek art for any newcomer to the field' - Jeremy Tanner, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
'Certainly the most beautiful, and in many ways the most interesting, survey of the art of the Greek world' - Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge
'Handsomely illustrated ... covers an impressive range of art forms over a broad chronological span' - Karim Arafat, King's College London

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