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Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries

Author : Sara Anderson Immerwahr
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Before the creation of the Agora as a civic center in the 7th century B.C., the region northwest of the Acropolis was a vast cemetery. Over 150 ancient burial places have been found by excavators, and a few of the more remarkable are described here. These range from a wealthy Mycenaean chamber tomb, filled with the vases and jewelry of a rich noblewoman, to the poignant pithos burial of an infant from around 725 B.C., accompanied by eight tiny vases. As well as describing the assemblages found, the author discusses the symbolism of funeral rites and the information about social status and identity that burials reveal.

Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries prepared By Sara Anderson Immerwahr

Author : American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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EARLY BURIALS FROM THE AGORA CEMETERIES

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Excavations of the Athenian Agora

Author : Benjamin Dean Meritt
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Burial and Ancient Society

Author : Ian Morris
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This study of the changing relationships between burial rituals and social structure in Early Iron Age Greece will be required reading for all archaeologists working with burial evidence, in whatever period. This book differs from many topical studies of state formation in that unique and particular developments are given as much weight as those factors which are common to all early states. The ancient literary evidence and the relevant historical and anthropological comparisons are extensively drawn on in an attempt to explain the transition to the city-state, a development which was to have decisive effects for the subsequent development of European society.

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens

Author : Jenifer Neils
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to ancient Athens, its topography, monuments, inhabitants, cultural institutions, religious rituals, and politics. Drawing from the newest scholarship on the city, this volume examines how the city was planned, how it functioned, and how it was transformed from a democratic polis into a Roman urbs.

Ceramicus Redivivus

Author : John K. Papadopoulos
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This volume presents selected material associated with potters' workshops and pottery production from some 14 Early Iron Age contexts northwest of the Athenian Acropolis that range in date from the Protogeometric through Archaic periods. Located in the area that was to become the Agora of Classical Athens, these deposits establish that the place was used for industrial activity until it was formally transformed into the civic and commercial center of the city in the early 5th century B.C. The Early Iron Age potters' debris published in this volume sheds light on many aspects of pottery production, in prehistory as well as in the Classical and later periods. The material includes test-pieces, wasters and other production discards. There is also a reassessment of the evidence associated with the kiln underlying the later Tholos.

Inscriptions from the Athenian Agora

Author : Benjamin Dean Meritt
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Many types of written records are found in the Agora, and this booklet presents a sample of the more than 10,000 inventoried inscriptions written on stone. The texts illustrated include diplomatic agreements, commemorative plaques for athletic victories, records of court judgements, boundary stones identifying different buildings, and fragmentary inscriptions featuring names (over 30,000 individual Athenians are now recorded).

Miniature Sculpture from the Athenian Agora

Author : Dorothy B. Thompson
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Small sculptured figures of humans and animals have been found all over the Agora, ranging in date from the earliest occupation of Athens to the end of the Late Roman period. This booklet presents a representative sample of these carvings, ranging from elegant ivory figures of Apollo to small toy horses recovered from children's graves.

Athletics in Ancient Athens

Author : Donald G. Kyle
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Athletics in Ancient Athens

Author : D.G. Kyle
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This book presents new insights into the relationship between governors and provincial subjects in the Later Roman Empire. Discussion of provincial expectations and perception, the continuous dialogue, interdependence and reciprocity leads to a better understanding of Late Roman provincial administration.

Late Geometric Graves and a Seventh Century Well in the Agora

Author : Rodney Stuart Young
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The Changing Role of Women from the 8th Through the 6th Centuries B C in Attica from Archeological and Artistic Evidence

Author : Elizabeth Chapin Burke
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The Early Iron Age

Author : John K. Papadopoulos
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This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. An introduction deals with the layout of the four cemeteries of the period, the topographical ramifications, periodization, and a synthesis of Athens in the Early Iron Age. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites, and analyses of the pottery and other small finds. Maria A. Liston presents the human skeletal material, Deborah Ruscillo presents the faunal remains, and Sara Strack contributes to the pottery typology and catalogue. In an appendix, Eirini Dimitriadou provides an overview of the locations of burial activity in the wider city.

Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus

Author : Cyprus. Tmēma Archaiotētōn
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Graffiti in the Athenian Agora

Author : American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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Ancient Greek Cult Practice from the Archaeological Evidence

Author : Robin Hagg
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Acta Instituti Atheniensis Regni Sueciae

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The North Cemetery

Author : Carl William Blegen
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The North Cemetery at Corinth was originally discovered in 1915. Excavations in 1928-1930 uncovered 530 graves and cleared 54 deposits. The graves represented remains from the Middle Helladic, Geometric, proto-Corinthian, and Corinthian periods and continued through the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. There was also a certain amount of reuse in the Roman period.

Late Geometric and Protoattic Pottery Mid 8th to Late 7th Century B C

Author : Eva T. H. Brann
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This volume reports on Athenian pottery found in the Athenian Agora up to 1960 that can be dated from about the middle of the 8th century B.C., when the appearance of a painter of sufficient personal distinction to enliven the whole craft marks a real break from the earlier Geometric style, through the third quarter of the 7th century B.C. when Protoattic gives way to black-figure and black wares. A sampling of contemporary imported ware is included. The material is treated first by shape and then, more extensively, by painting styles. Some 650 characteristic pieces are selected for cataloguing. The introduction discusses the development of the various shapes and styles, characterizing the special techniques and innovations of the period. The topographical features of the Agora that are indicated by the places of discovery of deposits of late Geometric and Protoattic pottery are summarized under wells, houses, workshops, sanctuaries, cemeteries, and roads.