The Archaeology of Athens

by John M. Camp

The Archaeology of Athens Synopsis

In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp's lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites. A masterful interdisciplinary compendium...No volume has so successfully mined the riches of literature and history in pursuit of archeological evidence. -Publishers Weekly Those seeking a straightforward, up-to-date, and wonderfully well-illustrated account of the monumental history of Athens will find themselves well served for several years to come. -Robin Osborne, Times Literary Supplement One of the few must-have books for every scholar and student, every library and every individual concerned with archaeology...An invaluable guide to further explorations for many visitors, students, and scholars. -Linda Jones Roccos, Bryn Mawr Classical Review This up-to-date book on archaeological Athens and Attica will fit in perfectly with courses dealing with ancient Greece in general and with classical Greek art and architecture in particular. -R. Ross Holloway, Brown University

The Archaeology of Athens Press Reviews

a visual joy... Camp carefully matches historical to archaeological sources and to visual images... a model how it should be done. Peter Jones, The Sunday Telegraph; Those seeking a straightforward, up-to-date, and wonderfully well-illustrated account of the monumental history of Athens will find themselves well served for several years to come. Robin Osborne, Times Literary Supplement; A masterful interdisciplinary compendium. No volume has so successfully mined the riches of literature and history in pursuit of archeological evidence. Publishers Weekly; This up-to-date book on archaeological Athens and Attica will fit in perfectly with courses dealing with ancient Greece in general and with classical Greek art and architecture in particular. - R. Ross Holloway, Brown University; One of the few must-have books for every scholar and student, every library and every individual concerned with archaeology... An invaluable guide to further explorations for many visitors, students, and scholars. Linda Jones Roccos, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780300101515
Publication date: 6th February 2004
Author: John M. Camp
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Classical Greek & Roman archaeology, European history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE,

About John M. Camp

John M. Camp is director of the Agora excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and professor of classics at Randolph-Macon College.

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