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  1. Introductory readings and online references 10 items
    1. The following are good general texts covering subject matter of the course. Please ask if you require further advice.

       

      Online resources:

       

    2. Classical archaeology - Alcock, Susan E., Osborne, Robin 2007

      Book 

    3. Greece in the making, 1200-479 BC - Osborne, Robin 1996

      Book 

    4. The archaeology of ancient Greece - Whitley, James 2001

      Book 

    5. Consult the following about any topic, site, name, concept but do ask the lecturer also!

       

    6. The Oxford classical dictionary - Hornblower, Simon, Spawforth, Antony c2003

      Book 

  2. 1. FRAMEWORKS 57 items
    1. Lecture 1: Introduction: the Greek world and archaeology 5 items
      1. Art, artefacts, and chronology in classical archaeology - Biers, William R. 1992

        Book Essential

      2. Familiar but exotic. Why Greece needs history - Robin Osborne

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. The search for ancient Greece - Étienne, Roland, Etienne, Françoise 1992

        Book Recommended

      4. Dating - Brian A. Sparkes

        Chapter Recommended

      5. The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites - MacDonald, William Lloyd, McAllister, Marian Holland, Stillwell, Richard 1976

        Book Recommended

    2. Lecture 2: Topography, environment and ecology 8 items
      1. Farming the country - Robin Osborne

        Chapter Essential Diditised reading

      2. Ancient landscapes - Oliver Rackham

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Introduction: the domestic economy and subsistence risk - Thomas W. Gallant

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Famine and food supply in the Graeco-Roman world: responses to risk and crisis - Garnsey, Peter 1988

        Book Recommended Parts I-II and III (Athenian case study) if time allows

      5. The nature of Mediterranean Europe: an ecological history - Grove, A. T., Rackham, Oliver 2001

        Book Recommended Especially chapters 1-6, 9-11

      6. Tradition and ancient rural economy in Mediterranean Europe: plus ca change? - Paul Halstead 1987

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      7. The corrupting sea: a study of Mediterranean history - Horden, Peregrine, Purcell, Nicholas c2000

        Book Recommended Chapter VI and III-V if time allows

      8. Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world - Bagnall, Roger S., Talbert, Richard J. A. c2000

        Book Recommended

    3. Lecture 3: The Greeks and their neighbours (I) 12 items
      1. The Greeks overseas: their early colonies and trade - Boardman, John c1999

        Book Essential

      2. Mobility and the polis - Nicholas Purcell

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. For information on the site of Kommos, Crete, used for trade by the Phoenicians during the Iron Age, click here

         

         

      4. Al Mina and history - Boardman, John 1990

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      5. The first Greeks in Italy - B. D'Agostino

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Greeks in Sicily - A.J. Dominguez

        Chapter Recommended

      7. The Western Greeks: classical civilization in the Western Mediterranean - Pugliese Carratelli, Giovanni 1996

        Book Recommended An excellent collection of photos of sites and material and plans of Greek settlements in the 'West'; however, the text is often poorly translated

      8. Greek penetration of the Black Sea - Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      9. For information on the site of Chersonesos, a Black Sea Greek settlement, click here

         

         

      10. For information on the Greek colony of Croton, Italy, click here

         

         

         

    4. Lecture 4: The Greeks and their neighbours (II) 12 items
      1. For information about Gallo-Greek contacts and the oppidum of Entremont, France, click here

         

         

         

      2. Daidalos and the origins of Greek art - Morris, Sarah P. 1992

        Book Recommended Chapter 5

      3. On Bernal's 'Black Athena' a good set of reviews is set out in:

      4. Black Athena revisited - Lefkowitz, Mary R., Rogers, Guy MacLean c1996

        Book Recommended

    5. Lecture 5: The Classical tradition: the 'New Archaeology' and beyond 9 items
      1. The search for ancient Greece - Étienne, Roland, Etienne, Françoise 1992

        Book Essential

      2. Excavations old and new - A. W. Johnston

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Archaeologies of Greece - Ian Morris

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. The great tradition versus the great divide: archaeology as anthropology - A.C. Renfrew 1980

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      5. Antiquities as symbolic capital in modern Greek society - Yannis Hamilakis, Eleana Yalouri 1996

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. Archaeologies of Greece - Ian Morris

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Description of Greece: 1: Books I-II - Pausanias, Jones, W. H. S. 1918

        Book Recommended Digitised reading; best read in the Loeb edition; the most important 'Archaeological book of antiquity'

      8. Classical archaeology of Greece: experiences of the discipline - Shanks, Michael 1995

        Book Recommended E-book. Especially chapters 3-6

      9. The new archaeology and the classical archaeologist - Anthony M. Snodgrass 1985

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

    6. Lecture 6: Classical Archaeology today: case studies 11 items
      1. Adopting an approach - Mary Beard, Martin Robertson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The social context of literacy in archaic Greece and Etruria - S. Stoddart, J. Whitley 1988

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      3. For information on the Kythera Island Project, click here

         

         

      4. Side-by-side survey: comparative regional studies in the Mediterranean World - Alcock, Susan E., Cherry, John F. 2004

        Book Recommended Especially papers by Alcock and Cherry, Davis and Osborne

      5. A city of images: iconography and society in ancient Greece - Bérard, Claude 1989

        Book Recommended Chapters 1 and 2 and select one or two case studies from 3-10

      6. Interaction by design: the Greek city state - Anthony M. Snodgrass

        Chapter Recommended

      7. The rural landscape of ancient Greece - Anthony M. Snodgrass

        Chapter Recommended E-book

      8. The red and the black: studies in Greek pottery - Sparkes, Brian A. 1996

        Book Recommended Chapters 1 and 6

      9. Beyond the Acropolis: a rural Greek past - Van Andel, Tjeerd H., Runnels, Curtis Neil 1987

        Book Recommended Especially introduction and chapters 1-2, 6-9

  3. 2. CITIES AND SETTLEMENTS 54 items
    1. Lecture 7: The Bronze Age: Minoan and Mycenaean palace-states 8 items
      1. The Aegean civilizations: from ancient Crete to Mycenae - Warren, Peter 1989

        Book Essential Chapters 2, 5 and 6

      2. Minoan palaces - Peter Warren 1985

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      3. The Mycenaean world - Chadwick, John 1976

        Book Recommended Chapters 2, 5-8

      4. The Aegean Bronze age - Dickinson, O. T. P. K. 1994

        Book Recommended Especially Introduction and chapter 4

      5. Thera: Pompeii of the ancient Aegean - Ḏoumas, Christos c1983

        Book Recommended Chapters 4-5

      6. The aerial atlas of ancient Crete - Myers, Eleanor Emlen, Cadogan, Gerald, Gifford, John A., Alexiou, Stylianos c1992

        Book Recommended Superb aerial photographs of many Minoan sites. Browse.

    2. Lecture 8: The Early Iron Age and Homeric epic 12 items
      1. Homer and the Bronze Age - J. Bennet

        Chapter Essential

      2. Reading the texts: archaeology and the Homeric question - E.S. Sherratt 1990

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      3. Early Iron Age Greece, 1000-700 BC - James Whitley

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. The world of Odysseus - Finley, M. I. 1977

        Book Recommended

      5. From rulers' dwellings to temples: architecture, religion and society in early Iron Age Greece (1100-700 B.C.) - Mazarakis Ainian, Alexander 1997

        Book Recommended pp. 48-57 on Lefkandi, pp. 74-80 on Nichoria, pp. 85-86 on Emborio Chios, pp. 358-374 on 'Homeric questions'

      6. The Use and Abuse of Homer - Morris, Ian Apr., 1986

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      7. Archaeology as cultural history: words and things in Iron Age Greece - Morris, Ian 2000

        Book Recommended Chapters 3-7

      8. Greece in the making, 1200-479 BC - Osborne, Robin 1996

        Book Recommended Chapters 2 and 4-5

      9. Lefkandi and the Greek Dark Age - M.R. Popham

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      10. An Historical Homeric Society? - A. M. Snodgrass

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      11. The early Iron Age of Greece - Anthony M. Snodgrass

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      12. Early states and hero cults: a re-appraisal - Whitley, James

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

    3. Lecture 9: Archaic Greece: the rise of the polis 14 items
      1. Networks and the Emergence of Greek Identity - Irad Malkin 2003

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. The early polis as city and state - Ian Morris

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. The art of citizenship - Ian Morris

        Chapter Essential

      4. Metapontum: land, wealth and population - J.C. Carter

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Trade and Agriculture at Megara Hyblaia - Franco De Angelis 2002

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. The foundation of Selinous - F. de Angelis

        Chapter Recommended

      7. The Greek renaissance of the eighth century B.C.: tradition and innovation - Hägg, Robin 1983

        Book Recommended Especially chapter 1, pages 1-25

      8. The city in the Greek and Roman world - Owens, E. J. 1991

        Book Recommended Chapters 1-3

      9. Cults, territory, and the origins of the Greek city-state - Polignac, François de, Lloyd, Janet, Mossé, Claude 1995

        Book Recommended

      10. Archaeology and the study of the Greek city - Anthony M. Snodgrass

        Chapter Recommended

      11. For information on the site of Metaponto, click here

         

         

    4. Lecture 10: Classical Greece: the Classical city and Hippodamian planning 8 items
      1. Images and political identity: the case of Athens - T. Holscher

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Growth of the Greek city - R. E. Wycherley

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. The city of Athens: space, symbol, structure - T. Holscher

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. L'urbanisme dans la Grèce antique - Martin, Roland 1956

        Book Recommended Especially pages 97-126

      5. Isonomous t'Athenas epoiesaten - the Agora and the Democracy - T. Leslie Shear

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      6. How the Greeks built cities - Wycherley, R. E. 1976, c1962

        Book Recommended

    5. Lecture 11: Hellenistic and Roman Greece: the impact of Empires 12 items
      1. Graecia capta: the landscapes of Roman Greece - Alcock, Susan E. 1993

        Book Essential Detailed analysis of evidence for rural settlement based on several recent surveys

      2. What is 'Hellenistic' about Hellenistic art? - M. Robertson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. The World of the Panhellenion. I. Athens and Eleusis - A. J. Spawforth and Susan Walker

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      4. The World of the Panhellenion: II. Three Dorian Cities - A. J. Spawforth and Susan Walker

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      5. Greece: a landscape of resistance? - S.E. Alcock

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      6. Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: a tale of two cities - Cartledge, Paul, Spawforth, Antony 1989

        Book Recommended

      7. Alexandria: rediscovered - Empereur, J.-Y., Maehler, Margaret, Compoint, Stéphane, Sygma Photo News Inc [1998]

        Book Recommended

      8. Athens from Alexander to Antony - Habicht, Christian 1997

        Book 

      9. The Greeks in the Orient: from Syria to Bactria - P. Leriche

        Chapter Recommended

      10. Roman architecture in the Greek world - Thompson, F. H., Macready, Sarah, Society of Antiquaries of London 1987

        Book Recommended H. Thompson on Athens, C. Williams on Corinth

      11. The Greek world after Alexander, 323-30 B.C. - Shipley, Graham 2000

        Book Recommended

      12. Faces of power: Alexander's image and Hellenistic politics - Stewart, Andrew F. 1993

        Book Recommended

  4. 3. THE ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGION 33 items
    1. Lecture 12: Kings, oligarchs, tyrants and democrats: the changing nature of power in the Greek world 10 items
      1. The uses and abuses of tyranny - Sara Forsdyke

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Greece in the making, 1200-479 BC - Osborne, Robin 2009

        Book Essential CHAPTERS 7-9

      3. The archaeology of ancient Greece - Whitley, James 2001

        Book Recommended CHAPTER 8, 13

      4. Popular tyranny: sovereignty and its discontents in ancient Greece - Morgan, Kathryn A. 2003

        Book Recommended CHAPTERS BY MORRIS AND OSBORNE

      5. The early polis as city and state - I. Morris

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      6. Death-ritual and social structure in classical antiquity - Morris, Ian 1992

        Book Recommended

      7. Origins of democracy in ancient Greece - Raaflaub, Kurt A., Wallace, Robert W., Ober, Josiah c2007

        Book Recommended

      8. How the Greeks built cities - Wycherley, R. E. 1976, c1962

        Book Recommended

    2. Lecture 13: Greek sanctuaries 11 items
      1. Greek sanctuaries: new approaches - Marinatos, Nanno, Hägg, Robin 1993

        Book Essential See especially Kyrieleis, H. 'The Heraion at Samos' (pp. 125-153), Gerbhard, E. 'The evolution of a pan-Hellenic sanctuary: from archaeology towards history at Isthmia' (pp. 154-177)

      2. For information on the site of Isthmia, click here

      3. Open structures, especially theatres - A.W. Lawrence, R.A. Tomlinson

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Les grands sanctuaires panhelleniques - C. Rolley

        Chapter Recommended

      5. The ancient Olympic Games - Swaddling, Judith, British Museum 1980

        Book Recommended

      6. Greek sanctuaries - Tomlinson, R. A. 1976

        Book Recommended

      7. How the Greeks built cities - Wycherley, R. E. 1976, c1962

        Book Recommended

      8. Religion in the ancient Greek city - Zaidman, Louise Bruit, Schmitt Pantel, Pauline c1992

        Book Recommended

    3. Lecture 14: Temples and cult statues 9 items
      1. The problem of beginning - J.J. Coulton

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Greek architecture - Lawrence, A. W., Tomlinson, R. A. c1996

        Book Essential 'Primitive temples' (pp. 115-122), 'The Doric order' (pp. 123-138), 'Early Doric temples' (pp. 139-159), 'The formation of the Ionic temple' (pp. 161-173), 'Early fifth century Doric temples and treasures' (pp. 174-185), 'Early sanctuaries and the Acropolis of Athens' (pp. 184-221)

      3. Archaic and classical Greek temples sculpture and the viewer - Robin Osborne

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. Images of Athena on the Acropolis - Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Images in mind: statues in archaic and classical Greek literature and thought - Steiner, Deborah 2001

        Book Recommended Chapter 2 'Ancient thinking about statues'

      6. Greek sculpture: an exploration - Stewart, Andrew F. 1990

        Book Recommended

    4. Lecture 15 and lecture 16: Hands-on session 3 items
      1. Greek painted pottery - Cook, Robert Manuel 1997

        Book 

      2. The red and the black: studies in Greek pottery - Sparkes, Brian A. 1996

        Book  Chapters 1 and 3

      3. Greek pottery: an introduction - Sparkes, Brian A. c1991

        Book 

  5. 4. THE PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY LIFE 49 items
    1. Lecture 17: Death and burial 13 items
      1. The Greek way of death - Garland, Robert 1985

        Book Essential

      2. Greek burial customs - Kurtz, Donna C., Boardman, John 1971

        Book Essential Chapter 6 (Classical) and chapter 7 (Rites)

      3. Death-ritual and social structure in classical antiquity - Morris, Ian 1992

        Book Essential

      4. "Reading" Greek death: to the end of the classical period - Sourvinou-Inwood, Christiane 1995

        Book Essential

      5. Vergina: the royal tombs and the ancient city - Andronikos, Manolēs 1987

        Book Recommended

      6. Vases for the dead, an Attic selection: 750-400 BC - D.C.K Kurtz

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Picturing death in classical Athens: the evidence of the white lekythoi - Oakley, John Howard c2004

        Book Recommended

      8. The Skull from Tomb II at Vergina: King Philip II of Macedon - Jonathan H. Musgrave, R. A. H. Neave and A. J. N. W. Prag

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      9. Eleutherna: [Tomeas 3] ; [3]: Antipoina / Reprisals - Stampolidēs, Nikolaos Chr, Panepistēmio tēs Krētēs 1996

        Book Recommended

      10. Sex-indicating grave-gifts in the Athenian Iron Age - A. Stromberg

        Chapter Recommended

      11. Aspects of death in early Greek art and poetry - Vermeule, Emily c1979

        Book Recommended

    2. Lecture 18: Warfare, society and material culture 11 items
      1. Political hoplites? - John Salmon

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. The early hoplite phalanx; order or disarray - A. Schwartz 2002

        Article Essential Print journal; teaching collection: INST ARCH 3166

      3. Greek warfare: myths and realities - Wees, Hans van 2004

        Book Essential

      4. Warfare in ancient Greece - Ducrey, Pierre 1986

        Book Recommended Sample and note illustrated matter

      5. Greek aims in fortification - Lawrence, A. W. 1979

        Book Recommended

      6. The Greek state at war - Pritchett, W. Kendrick 1974, c1971-

        Book Recommended Several volumes - for reference

      7. Arms and armor of the Greeks - Snodgrass, Anthony M., Snodgrass, Anthony M. 1999

        Book Recommended Similar

      8. Greek fortifications - Winter, Frederick Elliot 1971

        Book Recommended

    3. Lecture 19: The archaeology of economic life: trade and industry 16 items
      1. Trade and politics revisited: archaic Greece - P. Cartledge

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Economy and society in Ancient Greece - Finley, M. I., Saller, Richard P., Shaw, Brent D. 1981

        Book Essential

      3. Positivism, pots and long-distance trade - D. Gill

        Chapter Essential

      4. Greek vases in the market place - A.W. Johnston

        Chapter Essential

      5. Pots, trade and the archaic economy - Robin Osborne 1996

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      6. Heavy freight in archaic Greece - Antony Snodgrass

        Chapter 

      7. Money, Law and Exchange: Coinage in the Greek Polis - Sitta von Reden

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      8. Coinage in the Greek world - Carradice, Ian, Price, Martin 1988

        Book Recommended

      9. Ships and seafaring in ancient times - Casson, Lionel 1994

        Book Recommended

      10. Greek amphorae and trade - Y. Garlan

        Chapter Recommended

      11. Amphoras and the ancient wine trade - Grace, Virginia, Frantz, Alison, American School of Classical Studies at Athens 1961

        Book Recommended

      12. Economies compared - Peregrine Horden, Nicholas Purcell

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      13. Anthropology and the Greeks - Humphreys, S. C. 1983

        Book Recommended On trade

      14. Gift and Commodity in Archaic Greece - Ian Morris 1986

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

    4. Lecture 20: The Greek house 9 items
      1. Domestic space in the Greek city-state - M.H. Jameson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Greek architecture - Lawrence, A. W., Tomlinson, R. A. c1996

        Book Essential

      3. House and society in the ancient Greek world - Nevett, Lisa C. 1999

        Book Essential

      4. Women and housing in Classical Greece: the archaeological evidence - Susan Walker

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      5. How the Greeks built cities - Wycherley, R. E. 1976, c1962

        Book Essential

      6. Household and city organization at Olynthus - Cahill, Nicholas 2001

        Book Recommended Full text of book and accompanying database online. Especially chapters 2-5.

      7. Excavations at Olynthus: Pt.8: The Hellenic house - Graham, J. Walter, Robinson, David Moore, Johns Hopkins University 1938

        Book Recommended

      8. Haus und Stadt im klassischen Griechenland - Hoepfner, Wolfram, Schwandner, Ernst-Ludwig, Dakarēs, Sōtērios, Boessneck, Joachim 1994

        Book Recommended Excellent graphics

      9. Excavations at Olynthus: Pt.12: Domestic and public architecture.Testimonia, List of Greek words, etc - Mylonas, George E., Robinson, David Moore, Johns Hopkins University 1946

        Book Recommended

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