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Ancient Cities

The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome

By Charles Gates

Routledge – 2003 – 464 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-12182-8
    June 12th 2003
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-01895-1
    June 12th 2003
    Out-of-print

Description

Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts.

Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia

Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.

Contents

Part 1: Cities of the Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age Part 2: Greek Cities Part 3: Cities of Ancient Italy and the Roman Empire

Author Bio

Charles Gates is an assistant professor of arcaeology and history of art at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. His research focuses on Minoan, Mycenaean and Greek art and archaeology. Since 1993 he has excavated the Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Kinet Höyük (Turkey).

Related Subjects

  1. Classical Studies

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