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The complete Greek temples

Author: Antony Spawforth
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an illustrated survey of all Greek temples in one volume. From the debated origins of the temple in the Greek dark ages to its transformation at the end of antiquity, this book summarizes the latest thinking, bringing to light new discoveries, and placing emphasis on the architecture and its cultural, historical context.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Spawforth
ISBN: 9780500051429 0500051429
OCLC Number: 63702755
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : temples, lands, and gods --
Map of colonnaded temple sites --
I. Homes of the gods : development, glory, and decline --
The first temples --
Temples and community --
Tyrants, rivalry and war --
The spread of Greek culture --
The coming of Rome --
Decline and rediscovery --
II. Building for the gods : siting, construction, decoration and finance --
Selecting the location --
Design and construction --
Adorning the temple --
Finance and repair --
III. The living temple : the parts of the temple and their uses --
The god int he temple --
A focus for ritual --
Other temple activities --
IV. Encounters with the gods : the temple in its sacred setting --
A place of worship --
Priests and festivals --
The context of the temple --
V. Temples of the gods : seven journeys through Greek lands --
Italy and Sicily --
Athens, Attike and the Saronic Gulf --
The Peloponnese --
Central and northern Greece --
The Aegean Islands and the Black Sea --
Asia Minor --
Syria and North Africa --
Epilogue : exploration and conservation today --
Visiting the temples --
Further reading --
Illustration credits --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Tony Spawforth.

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