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Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction 2ed

by William R Biers Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
07/1996
ISBN:
9780801482809
Format:
Pbk 352 pages
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AU$49.99 NZ$53.04
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William R. Biers wrote The Archaeology of Greece to introduce students, teachers, and lay readers to the delights of exploring the world of ancient Greece. The great popularity of the first edition testifies to his success.

In his preface to the second edition, Biers points out that, while the field of Greek archaeology may seem conservative and slow-moving, it has undergone major changes, especially in regard to work on the Bronze Age. The second edition brings information on all areas up to date, reflecting the most recent research, and it includes cross references to Perseus II, the interactive electronic data base on Archaic and Classical Greece. This edition includes new illustrations, some of recent finds, some of improved plans, and others added to enhance an explanation or to illustrate a point.

“Well-written and exceptionally well-illustrated. . . . An invaluable guidebook for people who want to visit Greece and understand what it is they are seeing.” —Times Literary SupplementWilliam R. Biers wrote The Archaeology of Greece to introduce students, teachers, and lay readers to the delights of exploring the world of ancient Greece. The great popularity of the first edition testifies to his success. In his preface to the second edition, Biers points out that, while the field of Greek archaeology may seem conservative and slow-moving, it has undergone major changes, especially in regard to work on the Bronze Age. The second edition brings information on all areas up to date, reflecting the most recent research, and it includes cross references to Perseus II, the interactive electronic data base on Archaic and Classical Greece. This edition includes new illustrations, some of recent finds, some of improved plans, and others added to enhance an explanation or to illustrate a point.From reviews of the first edition:“Teachers, students, and travelers should be grateful to author and press for the timely production of a well-balanced, informative, and stimulating introduction.”—Archaeology“An excellent book which should find a ready audience among teachers and students as the standard handbook for classes in Greek archaeology.”—Classical Outlook

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Abbreviations

1. Archaeology in Greece
2. The Minoans
3. The Mycenaeans
4. The Dark Ages
5. The Geometric Period
6. The Orientalizing Period
7. The Archaic Period
8. The Fifth Century
9. The Fourth Century
10. The Hellenistic Age
Epilogue

Suggestions for Further Reading
Select Bibliography
Glossary
Index

''Biers' book is an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the subject; this new edition retains its original virtues of reliability, clarity and readability, and adds to its already generous quota of illustrations. It should continue to be a standard textbook for years to come.''-Ruth Westgate, Classical Bulletin (Vol. 79. No. 2, 2003)

William R. Biers is Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, Columbia.