History

The Middle Ages in the Athenian Agora

The Middle Ages in the Athenian Agora

Author: Alison Frantz

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616074

Category: History

Page: 36

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The story of the Agora did not end in A.D. 267, when the Herulians invaded the city. From ornate Early Christian carving to the colorful green and brown glazed pottery that distinguished the city, this booklet shows how medieval Athens was a lively, bustling town with a rich artistic tradition. Finds and architecture from the private houses that covered over the remains of the classical city are discussed, and the book ends with a survey of the Church of the Holy Apostles, the 11th-century A. D. church that stands at the southeast corner of the Agora.
History

Waterworks in the Athenian Agora

Waterworks in the Athenian Agora

Author: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616112

Category: History

Page: 36

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Preserved beneath the surface of the Agora are thousands of terracotta pipes, stone drainage channels, and lead pressure lines. These form a complex chain of waterworks, constructed and repaired over many different periods. This book discusses the complex engineering that channeled fresh water into the Agora and disposed of waste water, and shows some of the ornate wells and fountain houses where ancient Athenians gathered to drink and bathe.
Social Science

Graffiti in the Athenian Agora

Graffiti in the Athenian Agora

Author: Mabel L. Lang

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616333

Category: Social Science

Page: 36

View: 655

Like fragments of overheard conversations, the thousands of informal inscriptions scratched and painted on potsherds, tiles, and other objects give us a unique insight into the everyday life of the Athenian Agora. Some are marks of ownership, or the notes of merchants, but many are sexual innuendos, often accompanied by graphic illustrations. Using her wide contextual knowledge, the author suggests why these scraps of sentences were written, and what they can tell us about one of the first widely literate societies.
History

Lamps from the Athenian Agora

Lamps from the Athenian Agora

Author: Judith Perlzweig

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616090

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 467

At night, the darkness of the ancient Agora would have been pierced by the lights of oil lamps, and thousands of fragments of these distinctive objects have been found. This booklet presents the development of different styles of lamps and includes a very useful identification guide. The author discusses the manufacture of lamps in Athens, a major industry with over 50 known workshops in the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. She also provides illustrations of particularly fine examples, including ornate festival lamps with many nozzles and bizarre shapes.
History

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora

Author: John McK. Camp

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616430

Category: History

Page: 52

View: 749

The revised version of this popular site guide provides a brief account of the history of the Athenian agora and its principal monuments, and now features numerous colour illustrations.
Social Science

The Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora

Author: Laura Gawlinski

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

ISBN: 9781621390176

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 406

Written for the general visitor, the Athenian Agora Museum Guide is a companion to the 2010 edition of the Athenian Agora Site Guide and leads the reader through all of the display spaces within the Stoa of Attalos in the Athenian Agora — the terrace, the ground-floor colonnade, and the newly opened upper story. The guide also discusses each case in the museum gallery chronologically, beginning with the prehistoric and continuing with the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. Hundreds of artifacts, ranging from common pottery to elite jewelry held in 81 cases, are described and illustrated in color for the very first time. Through focus boxes, readers can learn about marble-working, early burial practices, pottery production, ostracism, home life, and the wells that dotted the ancient site. A timeline, maps, and plans accompany the text. For those who wish to learn more about what they see in the museum, a list of further reading follows each entry.
History

Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora

Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora

Author: Carol L. Lawton

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616457

Category: History

Page: 60

View: 313

The 5th-century B.C. poet Pindar remarked on the rich sculptural decoration of the Athenian Agora, and, indeed, over 3,500 pieces of various types of sculpture have been uncovered during its excavation. This full-color guide sheds new light on the marble industry in and around the Agora, including rich evidence for sculptors' workshops, their tools, and techniques. The text discusses the works of both famous and anonymous artists.
History

Women in the Athenian Agora

Women in the Athenian Agora

Author: Susan I. Rotroff

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 9780876616444

Category: History

Page: 31

View: 480

Using evidence from the Athenian Agora, the authors show how objects discovered during excavations provide a vivid picture of women's lives. The book is structured according to the social roles women played; as owners of property, companions (in and outside of marriage), participants in ritual, craftspeople, producers, and consumers. A final section moves from the ancient world to the modern, discussing the role of women as archaeologists in the early years of the Agora excavations.
History

Birds of the Athenian Agora

Birds of the Athenian Agora

Author: Robert Lamberton

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616279

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 293

As well as the Little Owl or glaux, so often seen accompanying the goddess Athena, many other birds played an important role in Greek art and symbolism. This booklet describes the ways in which the Greeks viewed birds, from useful hawks and fowl to exotic parakeets and peacocks. Some of the birds most often depicted are imaginary, from the griffin to the phallos bird, whose head and neck consisted of an erect penis. The book ends with a field guide to species likely to be seen on a visit to the Agora archaeological park today.
Antiques & Collectibles

Greek and Roman Coins in the Athenian Agora

Greek and Roman Coins in the Athenian Agora

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616155

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 36

View: 424

Over 75,000 coins have been found during excavations at the Agora, many minted in the city but others brought from Athens's far-flung commercial contacts. In addition to the mostly bronze and copper coins themselves, a building that may have served as the Athenian mint is described in this booklet. After describing the physical techniques of production, the author takes a chronological approach and includes numerous black and white photographs, making this concise guide a useful aid to the identification of lower-value Greek and Roman coinage.
History

Bronzeworkers in the Athenian Agora

Bronzeworkers in the Athenian Agora

Author: Carol C. Mattusch

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616244

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 632

The prominence of the Temple of Hephaistos, Greek god of metalworkers, situated on a hill to the west of the Agora, reflects the esteem in which bronzeworkers were held by the Athenians. Although many of the objects these craftsmen produced have now been melted down, the statues, lamps, and vessels that remain testify to the high standards of their craftsmanship. As well as illustrating some of the surviving finished products, the author discusses the techniques used to cast bronze and the level of skill involved in producing complex metal statuary.
Social Science

Inscriptions from the Athenian Agora

Inscriptions from the Athenian Agora

Author: Benjamin Dean Meritt

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616104

Category: Social Science

Page: 36

View: 790

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).