Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Artifact & artifice : classical archaeology and the ancient historian / Jonathan M. Hall.

Hall, Jonathan M [author.].
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.Description: xvi, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780226313382 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226096988 (paper).Other title: Artifact and artifice.Subject(s): Archaeology and history -- Greece | Archaeology and history -- Italy -- Rome | Christian antiquities | Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 | Greece -- Antiquities | Greece -- Historiography | Rome -- Antiquities | Rome -- Historiography
Contents: Classical archaeology: the "handmaid of history"? -- The rediscovery of the past -- The opening up of Greece -- Philological archaeology -- The birth of prehistory -- Theory wars -- Delphic vapours -- The triumph of science? -- The Delphic oracle -- The geology of the site -- Inspired mantic or fraudulent puppet? -- The Persian destruction of Eretria -- A tale of two temples -- Yet another temple? -- Unmooring "fixed points" -- Science to the rescue? -- Eleusis, the oath of Plataia, and the peace of Kallias -- The archaios neos at Eleusis -- The oath of Plataia -- The peace of Kallias -- Restoring the sanctuaries of Attica -- Sokrates in the Athenian agora -- The house of Simon -- The state prison -- Sokrates on death row -- The tombs at Vergina -- The discovery of the tombs -- The political dimension -- Aigeai and Vergina -- The occupants of tomb II -- The tomb and its contents -- A third possibility -- The city of Romulus -- Untangling the foundation myths of Rome -- Romulus and Remus -- The early kings materialized? -- State formation and urbanization -- The birth of the Roman republic -- The temple of Jupiter Capitolinus -- The fall of a tyrant -- The nature of the kingship -- The origins of the consulship -- "Etruscan" Rome -- Imperial austerity: the house of Augustus -- The house unearthed -- From dux to princeps -- Reconciling the evidence -- The bones of St. Peter -- The discovery of the tomb -- Beneath St. Peter's -- Peter in Rome -- Peter on the Appian Way -- Peter in Jerusalem -- Postscript: the tomb of St. Philip -- Conclusion: classical archaeology and the ancient historian -- Navigating between textual and material evidence -- Words and things -- Bridging the "great divide"?.
List(s) this item appears in: IRN library acquisitions
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Home library Call number Copy number Status Date due
Books Books Det norske institutt i Roma
Det norske institutt i Roma
Det norske institutt i Roma
Det norske institutt i Roma
I5a Arti H35 (Browse shelf) 1 Available
Books Books Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome
23.110 I Hall (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index.

Classical archaeology: the "handmaid of history"? -- The rediscovery of the past -- The opening up of Greece -- Philological archaeology -- The birth of prehistory -- Theory wars -- Delphic vapours -- The triumph of science? -- The Delphic oracle -- The geology of the site -- Inspired mantic or fraudulent puppet? -- The Persian destruction of Eretria -- A tale of two temples -- Yet another temple? -- Unmooring "fixed points" -- Science to the rescue? -- Eleusis, the oath of Plataia, and the peace of Kallias -- The archaios neos at Eleusis -- The oath of Plataia -- The peace of Kallias -- Restoring the sanctuaries of Attica -- Sokrates in the Athenian agora -- The house of Simon -- The state prison -- Sokrates on death row -- The tombs at Vergina -- The discovery of the tombs -- The political dimension -- Aigeai and Vergina -- The occupants of tomb II -- The tomb and its contents -- A third possibility -- The city of Romulus -- Untangling the foundation myths of Rome -- Romulus and Remus -- The early kings materialized? -- State formation and urbanization -- The birth of the Roman republic -- The temple of Jupiter Capitolinus -- The fall of a tyrant -- The nature of the kingship -- The origins of the consulship -- "Etruscan" Rome -- Imperial austerity: the house of Augustus -- The house unearthed -- From dux to princeps -- Reconciling the evidence -- The bones of St. Peter -- The discovery of the tomb -- Beneath St. Peter's -- Peter in Rome -- Peter on the Appian Way -- Peter in Jerusalem -- Postscript: the tomb of St. Philip -- Conclusion: classical archaeology and the ancient historian -- Navigating between textual and material evidence -- Words and things -- Bridging the "great divide"?.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
URBS - Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche | c/o Institutum Romanum Finlandiae | Passeggiata del Gianicolo, 10 - 00165 ROMA
Copyright © 2015. Updated daily | Cookies | Done with Koha, installed and managed by Cineca.