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Islands and Communities Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9798888571514
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 15 B/W illustrations and 20 colour illustrations
Description:
Water may separate islands and the mainland, but the sea also offers a vital link. This volume is one of three major outputs of the research and public engagement project ‘Being an Islander’: Art and Identity of the Large Mediterranean Islands, implemented between 2019 and 2024 at the University of Cambridge. This project aimed to elucidate what defines island identity in the Mediterranean.
The Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus, Volume III. 1–2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9788772193410
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens
Illustrations: Illustrations, black and white
Description:
Volumes 15,4 (134 pages) and 15,5 (247 pages, 259 ill., 45 A3 plates) are conceived as a single volume (III.1–2) comprised of two fascicules.
Sensing Greek Drama Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781913701468
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Series: Cambridge Classical Journal Supplements
Description:
Sensing Greek Drama explores ancient Greek tragedy and comedy through the lens of the senses. It works within and beyond a number of recent developments in the scholarship of Classics and related fields. The essays within the volume engage with the senses in drama in manifold ways: through various theoretical frameworks borrowed from kindred fields in the humanities and sciences - postmodernism, humanism, feminism, phenomenology, cognitive theory and neuroscience, to name a few - as well as through the more traditional approaches within Classics of philology, historicism, performance studies and reception.
The Weights from Thonis-Heracleion Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781905905485
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Series: The Underwater Archaeology of the Canopic Region in Egypt
Description:
The weights from Thonis-Heracleion offer a new perspective on trading activities and mechanisms in the emporium of Egypt (Diodorus Siculus, Hist., I, 19, 4). The extensive harbour facilities and temple of Amun-Gereb, rediscovered by the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine (IEASM), provided the necessary infrastructure for the city’s role in the economic regulation of maritime trade.
Contextualizing Imperial Disruption and Upheavals and their Associated Research Challenges Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781789259988
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Cretan Studies: New Approaches and Perspectives in the Study of Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Crete
Illustrations: 80 B/W illustrations
Description:
This volume follows on from papers presented at the 13th International Cretan Congress in 2022 and covers the period from the 1st century BC to 4th–5th centuries AD, with the articles in the volume set around the topic of upheavals and disruptions, and in particular those evidenced with the arrival of Rome, the creation of the Roman Province, along with those resulting from the dividing of the Roman Empire and the emergence of the Byzantine world. The volume is set against the background of the Roman conquest of Crete in 67 BC, which heralded the end of the power and control of the Greek city-states, which were themselves steeped in age-old traditions and governed by a variety of legal frameworks, some of which had their roots in Archaic times. The ensuing changes, when they arrived, took centuries to develop but resulted in the establishment of a Greco-Roman culture and society that was far removed from its Hellenistic predecessor.
Encounters with Troubled Pasts in Contemporary Dutch and Greek Historiography Cover Encounters with Troubled Pasts in Contemporary Dutch and Greek Historiography Cover
Format: 
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9789464261776
Pub Date: 11 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens
Illustrations: 7fc / 5 bw
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9789464261769
Pub Date: 11 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens
Illustrations: 7fc / 5 bw
Description:
The volume in hand throws light on historical encounters with troubled pasts in contemporary Dutch and Greek historiography. Contributors, experts in their respective research fields with a wide range of scholarly publications, eschew dominant national accounts, deconstruct top-down narratives, and situate the historical subject(s) at the centre of the analysis. Troubled pasts are the outcome of local, national and international conflicts, of the continuous quest for growth and dominance, of Colonialism and Great Power rivalry, of ideologically-motivated purges, of Genocide, of National Liberation Struggles, and of Civil Wars.
Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781789259865
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Ancient Textiles
Description:
Textile imagery is pervasive in classical literature. An awareness of the craft and technology of weaving and spinning, of the production and consumption of clothing items, and of the social and religious significance of garments is key to the appreciation of how textile and cloth metaphors work as literary devices, their suitability to conceptualize human activities and represent cosmic realities, and their potential to evoke symbolic associations and generic expectations. Spanning mainly Greek and Latin poetic genres, yet encompassing comparative evidence from other Indo-European languages and literature, these 18 chapters draw a various yet consistent picture of the literary exploitation of the imagery, concepts and symbolism of ancient textiles and clothing.
The Kyrenia Ship Final Excavation Report, Volume I Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781785707520
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: The Kyrenia Ship Final Excavation Report
Illustrations: b/w and colour + additional folder of plans
Description:
The Kyrenia Ship, a Greek merchantman built around 315 BC, which sank off the north coast of Cyprus was excavated between 1968 and 1972 under the direction of Michael L. Katzev of the University of Pennsylvania and Oberlin College. The importance of this ship lies in the exceptionally well-preserved hull that provided new insights into ancient shipbuilding, as well as the cargo it carried.
The Early Modern Zagori of Northwest Greece Cover The Early Modern Zagori of Northwest Greece Cover
Format: 
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789464280371
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789464280364
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc
Description:
Landscape-archaeology projects have had a significant impact on our understanding of the deep history of the Greek countryside, but have overwhelmingly been limited to the plains and have rarely placed the Ottoman period at their core. This investigation of Zagori in Northwest Greece explores the archaeology and cultural history of a mountainous area that famously thrived in the Ottoman period. This engagement with an upland region in the early modern period sheds light on previously neglected aspects of Greek landscape history.
Towards the Borders of the Bronze Age and Beyond Cover Towards the Borders of the Bronze Age and Beyond Cover
Format: 
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464260786
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 21fc/2bw
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464260779
Pub Date: 28 Jun 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 21fc/2bw
Description:
The Late Bronze Age from about 1600 to 1150 BCE was a time of unprecedented economic activity in human history based on the supply and production of the eponymous alloy bronze on an almost industrial scale. The supply networks for copper and tin during this period stretched over large parts of western Eurasia and included long distance maritime transport.The palatial centres of Mycenaean Greece were positioned at a unique geographical interface between the cultural hotspots of the eastern Mediterranean as well as the metal supply sources in the western Mediterranean, northern Europe and the Black Sea area.
Affective Relations and Personal Bonds in Hellenistic Antiquity Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781789254983
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w
Description:
The intense bonds among the king and his family, friends, lovers, and entourage are the most enticing and intriguing aspects of Alexander the Great’s life. The affective ties of the protagonists of Alexander’s Empire nurtured the interest of the ancient authors, as well as the audience, in the personal life of the most famous men and women of the time. These relations echoed through time in art and literature, to become paradigm of positive or negative, human behavior.
Archaeology and the Early Church in Southern Greece Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781789255751
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
A study of archaeology and the early Church in Greece is long overdue. So far, no book has been published in English that examines the growth of Christianity in southern Greece from New Testament times until the medieval period, taking into account both contemporary theological expertise and a detailed knowledge of the numerous and exciting current archaeological excavations. Situated between Israel and Italy, Greece is now yielding vital evidence of the development of early Christianity.
Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action Cover Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action Cover
Format: 
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9789088909108
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 29fc/38bw
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9789088909092
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 29fc/38bw
Description:
This book examines the mutual influence of architecture and human action during a key period of history: the Hellenistic age. During this era, the profound transformations in the Mediterranean’s archaeological and historical record are detectable, pointing to a conscious intertwining of the physical (landscape, architecture, bodies) and social (practice) components of built space. Compiling the outcomes of a conference held in Kiel in 2018, the volume assembles contributions focusing on Hellenistic architecture as an action context, perceived in movement through built space.
Kale Akte, the Fair Promontory Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781789252507
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: University of British Columbia Studies in the Ancient World
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
This volume investigates the interaction between the natural environment, market forces and political entities in an ancient Sicilian town and its surrounding micro-region over the time-span of a thousand years. Focusing on the ancient polis of Kale Akte (Caronia) and the surrounding Nebrodi area on the north coast of Sicily, the book examines the city’s archaeology and history from a broad geographical and cultural viewpoint, suggesting that Kale Akte may have had a greater economic importance for Sicily and the wider Mediterranean world than its size and lowly political status would suggest. Also discussed is the gradual population shift away from the hill-top down to a growing harbour settlement at Caronia Marina, at the foot of the rock.
Deliciae Fictiles V. Networks and Workshops Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781789253108
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Deliciae Fictiles
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Temples are the most prestigious buildings in the urban landscape of ancient Italy, emerging within a network of centres of the then-known Mediterranean world. Notwithstanding the fragmentary condition of the buildings’ remains, these monuments – and especially their richly decorated roofs – are crucial sources of information on the constitution of political, social and craft identities, acting as agents in displaying the meaning of images. The subject of this volume is thematic and includes material from the Eastern Mediterranean (including Greece and Turkey).
Pantalica in the Sicilian Late Bronze and Iron Ages Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781789253023
Pub Date: 31 May 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Pantalica is a large limestone promontory in southeast Sicily known chiefly for a series of extensive cemeteries comprising thousands of chamber tombs cut out of the rock, dating mainly between the 13th and 7th centuries BCE. A UNESCO World Heritage site and nature reserve, renowned for archaeological remains in a spectacular natural setting, the site gives its name to the Late Bronze and Iron Age “Pantalica culture”, typical of southern Sicily in the period just before Greek colonization. At the time of Greek colonization in southern Sicily (8th c BCE), however, Pantalica was still one of the main indigenous centers of the region, sometimes likened to a chiefdom, dominating a sizeable territory and subsidiary settlements.