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The Archaeology of Athens

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In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp’s lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites.
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 9th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published November 1st 2001)
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Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent survey of Athenian archaeology (and that of Attica more generally). The book is divided into two parts: (1) a chronological/narrative overview (spanning the neolithic period through late antiquity); (2) brief individual site summaries, with plans and bibliography. The illustrations are largely high quality. Definitely recommended for any students of classical archaeology/classics, and for any enthusiasts or travelers who wish to familiarize themselves more thoroughly with ancient At ...more
An accessible and useful guide to the archaeology of Athens. Camp gives a great survey, which is useful to build off of.
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I thought I already knew what was interesting about the most significant archaeological sights in Athens, but still decided to read this before going back again this month. I have to say I’m very glad I did.

This is a really excellent text. It is clear and well written, fully illustrated and comprehensive. A good read on its own, but an even better preparation before a visit to the city. I got a lot from this book; I looked at familiar things differently and discovered plenty that was new to me.

Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: archaeology
This was a great book--well written and good illustrations. I would have liked some clear maps, but it did not detract from the book. I have been to many of the places Camp talks about in Attica, which helped visualize the sites he describes. I would recommend this book highly and am appreciative of Camp's diligent work on this topic. ...more
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: architecture
An overview of Athenian history, framed by archaeological finds. A nice contextual survey followed by mini site summaries and bibliographies.
Jun 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great overview of Athens.
Very interesting and easy to understand. I learned a lot!
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