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The Resource Ancient cities : the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Charles Gates ; illustrations by Neslihan Yılmaz

Ancient cities : the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Charles Gates ; illustrations by Neslihan Yılmaz

Label
Ancient cities : the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Title
Ancient cities
Title remainder
the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Statement of responsibility
Charles Gates ; illustrations by Neslihan Yılmaz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history, bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations. Urban form is the focus: the physical appearance and overall plans of the cities, their architecture and natural topography, and the cultural and historical contexts in which they flourished. Attention is also paid to non-urban features such as religious sanctuaries and burial grounds, places and institutions that were a familiar part of the city dweller's experience. Objects or artifacts that represented the essential furnishings of everyday life are discussed, such as pottery, sculpture, wall paintings, mosaics and coins. Ancient Cities is unusual in presenting this wide range of Old World cultures in such comprehensive detail, giving equal weight to the Preclassical and Classical periods, and in showing the links between these ancient cultures
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
930
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT114
LC item number
.G38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ancient cities : the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Charles Gates ; illustrations by Neslihan Yılmaz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [434]-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neolithic towns and villages in the Near East -- Early Sumerian cities -- Mesopotamian cities in the late third and second millennia BC -- Cities of the Indus Valley civilization -- Egypt of the pyramids -- Egyptian cities, temples, and tombs of the second millennium BC -- Aegean Bronze Age towns and cities -- Anatolian Bronze age cities: Troy and Hattusa -- Cypriots, Canaanites, and Levantine trading cities of the late Bronze Age -- Near eastern cities in the Iron Age -- Phoenician and punic cities -- Early Greek city-states of the Iron Age (eleventh to seventh centuries BC) -- Archaic Greek Cities, I: the Doric and Ionic orders of Greek architecture, and East Greek cities to the Ionian revolt -- Archaic Greek cities, II: Sparta and Athens -- Greek sanctuaries: Delphi and Olympia -- Athens in the fifth century BC -- Greek cities and sanctuaries in the late classical period -- Hellenistic cities -- Greek and Etruscan cities in Italy -- Rome from its origins to the end of the republic -- Rome in the age of Augustus -- Italy outside the Capital: Pompeii and Ostia -- Rome from Nero to Hadrian: imperial patronage and architectural revolution -- Roman provincial cities -- Late antique transformations: Rome, Jerusalem, and Constantinople in the Age of Constantine
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiii, 474 p.
Isbn
9780415498647
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010034608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn432989876
  • (OCoLC)432989876
Label
Ancient cities : the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Charles Gates ; illustrations by Neslihan Yılmaz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [434]-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neolithic towns and villages in the Near East -- Early Sumerian cities -- Mesopotamian cities in the late third and second millennia BC -- Cities of the Indus Valley civilization -- Egypt of the pyramids -- Egyptian cities, temples, and tombs of the second millennium BC -- Aegean Bronze Age towns and cities -- Anatolian Bronze age cities: Troy and Hattusa -- Cypriots, Canaanites, and Levantine trading cities of the late Bronze Age -- Near eastern cities in the Iron Age -- Phoenician and punic cities -- Early Greek city-states of the Iron Age (eleventh to seventh centuries BC) -- Archaic Greek Cities, I: the Doric and Ionic orders of Greek architecture, and East Greek cities to the Ionian revolt -- Archaic Greek cities, II: Sparta and Athens -- Greek sanctuaries: Delphi and Olympia -- Athens in the fifth century BC -- Greek cities and sanctuaries in the late classical period -- Hellenistic cities -- Greek and Etruscan cities in Italy -- Rome from its origins to the end of the republic -- Rome in the age of Augustus -- Italy outside the Capital: Pompeii and Ostia -- Rome from Nero to Hadrian: imperial patronage and architectural revolution -- Roman provincial cities -- Late antique transformations: Rome, Jerusalem, and Constantinople in the Age of Constantine
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiii, 474 p.
Isbn
9780415498647
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010034608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn432989876
  • (OCoLC)432989876

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