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Athenian Agora a guide to the excavations. by American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Published in [Athens] .
Written in English


  • Athens (Greece) -- Antiquities

Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. illus., plans (1 fold.)
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16898878M

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Oct 24,  · I spent a good deal of time in the Athenian Agora. I felt that I had come to understand a lot of the layout and history of the location. But this book greatly magnified my understanding of what I had seen. For me, it was WONDERFUL to finally get the full story on the site that I thought I knew. The history of the Agora is very rich.5/5(8). May 09,  · The artifacts and monuments of the Athenian Agora provide our best evidence for the workings of ancient democracy. As a concise introduction to these physical traces, this book has been a bestseller since it was first published almost 20 years by: 2. Discover The Athenian Agora in Athens, Greece: This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape. Get the Atlas Obscura book. This book is an excellent guide to the Athenian Agora. It has lots of pictures and illustrations, something on every page. The attached locations map is an extra bonus. And it has just enough history to make the book interesting. The only addition that was lacking was a glossary of some of the terms used in the book, e.g., entablature.5/5.

Guide Books. In a newly revised version of this popular site guide, the current director of excavations in the Athenian Agora gives a brief account of the history of the ancient center of Athens. The text has been updated and expanded to cover the most recent archaeological discoveries, and the guide now features numerous color illustrations. 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. The primary purpose of the Agora Picture Book series is to enliven the experience of a visitor to the Athenian Agora, excavated by the American School since While drawing on the object and monuments that can be viewed on a visit to the site, these well-illustrated guides attempt to add some human color to the dry material remains. Sep 28,  · The Agora in Athens is one of the sites I visited as a part of the study-travel group. Walking on the Panathenaic Way, seeing the Temple of Hephaistos, the water clock, the prison on the Marble-Workers Street and visiting the museum were some of the highlights for me. Upon my return from Greece, I wanted to read more about the Athenian Agora and Socrates.

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. Life, Death, and Litigation in the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture Book) () by Lang, Mabel and a great selection of similar New, Used and 3/5(1). The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill. The Agora's initial use was for a commercial, assembly, or residential gathering lfcmalta.comon: Greece. Picture Books. The Athenian Agora Picture Book series, started in , aims to make information about life in the ancient commercial and political center of Athens available to a wide audience. Each booklet describes a particular aspect of everyday activity, as revealed through the work of .