Classical Greece: Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies (Paperback)
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Short Description for Classical Greece A reassessment of the archaeology of classical Greece, using modern archaeological approaches to provide a richer understanding of Greek society.
- Published: 01 July 1994
- Format: Paperback 260 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521456784 ISBN 10: 0521456789
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The archaeology of classical Greece developed in the shadow of Greek historical scholarship, and it has restricted itself too modestly to the study of individual artefacts. A wide variety of modern developments in archaeology have been neglected, and classical archaeology has become something of a backwater. The contributors to this book review the history of the field and aim to demonstrate that modern archaeological approaches can contribute to a richer understanding of Greek society. They also insist that this complex, literate and highly unusual system of states poses important questions for archaeologists of other regions.