Greece, with all its temples, cities, and sanctuaries created by Europe's most formative ancient civilization, is a must-see for the archaeological traveller.
This guide provides:
* Coverage of all the main archaeological sites in Greece, ranging from prehistory to the sixth century AD
* Sites arranged by region, and including
Philip's Tomb at Vergina
Palace complex at Mycenae
Temples of the Acropolis
Hellenistic city of the Messene
Roman colony of Corinth
* 'Partner factor' ratings including sites worth visiting during your stay for the scenic setting, including bathing
* Up-to-date introduction surveying Greece's landscape, history, and archaeology from the Neolithic period to the end of antiquity, and placing the sites in their cultural context
* A chronology for reference and a glossary of essential terms
Tony Spawforth was formerly Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, and is now Professor of Ancient History and Greek Archaeology at Newcastle University and Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art there. His other books include co-editing the new edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary (1996) and The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (1998). He is also a well-known presenter of television programmes in the BBC series 'Ancient Voices'. His other publications include Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities. Christopher Mee was formerly Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, and is now Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. He specializes in the prehistory of Greece and has directed field projects in Laconia and on the Methana peninsula.
Acknowledgements ; How to use this Guide ; Introduction ; Environment and Ecology ; Historical Overview ; Warfare and Defence ; Residential Space ; Waterworks ; The Agora and Gymnasium ; Gods and their Sanctuaries ; Competitions ; The Greek Way of Death ; Ancient Travellers and Tourists ; Athens, Attika, and the Saronic ; Corinth and Environs ; Argolid ; Lakonia ; Messenia ; Arkadia ; Elis and Achaia ; Central Greece and Euboia ; Akarnania and Aitolia ; Thessaly and Environs ; Epeiros ; Macedonia ; Chronology ; Glossary ; Select Bibliography ; Index