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Household and city organization at Olynthus

Author: Nicholas Cahill
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Olynthus, an ancient city in northern Greece, was preserved in an exceptionally complete state after its abrupt sacking by Phillip II of Macedon in 348 B.C., and excavations in the 1920s and 1930s uncovered more than a hundred houses and their contents. In this book Nicholas Cahill analyzed the results of the excavations to reconstruct the daily lives of the ancient Greeks, the organization of their public and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Cahill
ISBN: 0300084951 9780300084955
OCLC Number: 47136437
Description: xii, 383 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Greek City Planning in Theory and Practice --
Ch. 2. History and Archaeology at Olynthus --
Ch. 3. The Houses Described --
Ch. 4. The Houses Organized --
Ch. 5. The Organization of Blocks --
Ch. 6. The Economies of Olynthus --
App. 1. Cluster Analysis of Room Areas, Five-Cluster Solution --
App. 2. Sales Inscriptions from Olynthus.
Responsibility: Nicholas Cahill.

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An analysis of the results of the excavations in the 1920s and 1930s of Olynthus, an ancient city in northern Greece. Nicholas Cahill seeks to reconstruct the daily lives of the ancient Greeks, the  Read more...

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"A terrific book. Anyone working on Greek urban or household studies will want to have it at their side." Michael H. Jameson, Stanford University

 
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