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Great Moments in Greek Archaeology (English language edition)

By Panos Valavanis

Great Moments in Greek Archaeology (English language edition)
Hardback, 380 pages £87.00
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9789607037848
Format: 316mm x 250mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History

Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

This beautifully illustrated book offers an overview of the greatest archaeological sites and discoveries from ancient Greece. The contributors include those who have excavated at the sites in question and scholars who have spent a lifetime studying the monuments about which they write.

Presented here are the legendary sites of ancient Greece, including the Athenian Acropolis, Olympia, Delphi, Schliemann's Mycenae, and the Athenian Agora; the most iconic sculptures in the Greek world, such as the Aphrodite of Melos and the Nike of Samothrace; and several fascinating chapters on underwater archaeology that discuss the Kyrenia and Uluburun shipwrecks and the astonishing bronze masterpieces raised from the sea. This is the first book to bring together the archaeological legacy of ancient Greece in a concise and accessible way while still preserving the excitement of discovery.

An introductory text by Vasileios Petrakos, member of the Academy of Athens, sets the historical context and describes the course of Greek archaeology from the foundation of the modern Greek state to the present day.

650 colour illustrations.

FOREWORD Angelos Delivorrias

INTRODUCTION Panos Valavanis

THE STAGES OF GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY  Vasileios Petrakos

GREAT MOMENTS IN GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY

 THE VICISSITUDES OF THE ATHENIAN ACROPOLIS IN THE 19TH CENTURY. FROM CASTLE TO MONUMENT  Fani Mallouchou-Tufano

 KERAMEIKOS I. THE DISCOVERY OF THE ANCIENT CEMETERY (1863)  Jutta Stroszeck

 KERAMEIKOS II. THE ARCHAIC SCULPTURES OF THE SACRED GATE, SPRING 2002  Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier

 DELOS. THE EXCAVATION OF THE SACRED ISLAND OF APOLLO (1873) Dominique Mulliez

 OLYMPIA. EXCAVATIONS AND DISCOVERIES AT THE GREAT SANCTUARY (1875) Helmut Kyrieleis

 SCHLIEMANN AND HOMER’S “MYCENAE RICH IN GOLD” (1876)  Spyros Iakovidis

 DELPHI. THE EXCAVATION OF THE GREAT ORACULAR CENTRE (1892) Dominique Mulliez

 KNOSSOS. THE DISCOVERY OF THE MINOAN PALACE (1901) Colin F. Macdonald

 SESKLO AND DIMINI. THE PREHISTORIC CITADELS (1903)  George Ch. Chourmouziadis

POLIOCHNI ON LEMNOS. THE EARLIEST CITY IN EUROPE (1930) Alberto G. Benvenuti

THE ATHENIAN AGORA. ENCOUNTER WITH THE FIRST DEMOCRACY (1931) Panos Valavanis

THE “ROYAL” TOMBS AT SALAMIS IN CYPRUS (1957)  Vassos Karageorghis

AKROTIRI ON THERA. THE EXCAVATION OF A BURIED CITY (1967)  Christos Doumas

VERGINA. ON THE TRACKS OF THE MACEDONIAN KINGS (1977) Stella Drougou

DISPILIO NEAR KASTORIA. THE PREHISTORIC LAKE SETTLEMENT (1992)  George Ch. Chourmouziadis, Marina Sophronidou

GREAT MOMENTS IN MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY

THE ANCIENT SHIP OF KYRENIA, BENEATH CYPRUS SEAS (1968)  Susan Womer Katzev

THE KYRENIA II. AN ATTEMPT IN EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY (1984)  Harry E. Tzalas

ULUBURUN. A BRONZE AGE SHIPWRECK (1984)  George F. Bass

MASTERPIECES OF GREEK SCULPTURE SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

THE APHRODITE OF MELOS (1822)  Aliki Samara-Kauffmann

THE VICTORY OF SAMOTHRACE (1863)  Aliki Samara-Kauffmann

THE PIRAEUS BRONZE STATUES (1959)  Georgios Steinhauer

MEMORIES OF PHRASIKLEIA (1972)  Evangelos Ch. Kakavoyiannis

THE LARGE KOUROS OF SAMOS (1980) Helmut Kyrieleis

BRONZE STATUES FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA  Harry E. Tzalas

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS

GLOSSARY

INDEX

 


"Opulent. . . . The hundreds of color photographs that overflow its pages exhibit uncontested masterpieces of Greek art in all their glory."—New York Times Book Review



“The main point of appeal of Great Moments is the many images, mostly large and excellent photographs, and, for many chapters, fascinating illustrations and archival photographs, especially for early excavations in Greece. . . . The illustrations alone make the book a pleasure to read.”—Bryn Mawr Classical Review


“It will bring home to scholars and students the enormous scale and complexity of early archaeological work in Greece.”—American Journal of Archaeology 


"This magnificently illustrated book with essays by leading scholars--frequently the excavators themselves--tells the story of Greek archaeological discoveries, capturing the excitement and rendering details accessible to a wide audience."—Library Journal


“Owners of this book—professional archaeologists and armchair enthusiasts alike—will consider it the ultimate trophy.”—The Anglo-Hellenic Review

GEORGE F. BASS, Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University

ALBERTO G. BENVENUTI, General Secretary of the Italian Archaeological School at Athens

GEORGE CH. CHOURMOUZIADES, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology

CHRISTOS DOUMAS, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology

STELLA DROUGOU, Professor of Classical Archaeology

SPYROS IAKOVIDES, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Member of the Athens Academy

VASSOS KARAGEORGHIS, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Member of the Athens Academy, Director of the A.G. Levendis Foundation

HELMUT KYRIELEIS, former Director of the German Archaeological Institute

COLIN F. MACDONALD, Archaeologist, Member of British School at Athens

FANI MALOUCHOU-TUFANO, Ph.D. in Archaeology, Head of the Documentation Office of the

Acropolis Restoration Service

DOMINIQUE MULLIEZ, Director of the French School at Athens

WOLF-DIETRICH NIEMEIER, Director of the German Archaeological Institute at Athens

VASILEIOS PETRAKOS, General Secretary of the Archaeological Society at Athens, Member of the Athens Academy

ΑLIKI SAMARA-KAUFFMANN, Ph.D. in Archaeology, Academic expert at the Louvre Museum

MARINA SOPHRONIDOU, Ph.D. in Archaeology

GEORGIOS STEINHAUER, Honorary Ephor of Antiquities, Former Director of the Piraeus Museum

JUTTA STROSZECK, Ph.D. in Archaeology

HARRY E. TZALAS, President of the Hellenic Institute for the Preservation of Nautical Tradition

PANOS VALAVANIS, Professor of Archaeology

SUSAN WOMER-KATZEV, Excavator



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 380 pages
ISBN:
 9789607037848
Format:
 316mm x 250mm
650 colour Illus.

BIC Code:
 1DVG, ACG, HDDK
BISAC Code:
  ART015060, HIS002000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Kapon Editions


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