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Architecture  

Edmund Thomas

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Perhaps more than other aspect of Roman culture, the study of architecture is affected by two preconceptions, the first resulting from its durability, the second from later attitudes. ... More

Bathhouses As Places of Social and Cultural Interaction  

Yaron Z. Eliav

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses Roman public bathhouses, which provided a wide range of services that included swimming pools, saunas, and meeting rooms. It looks at the technology and cultural ... More

Figurines  

Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
A recent thought concerning Aegean prehistoric figurines was penned by Colin Renfrew. The trajectory of Renfrew's scholarship parallels the trends in the study of Aegean Bronze Age ... More

Frescoes  

Anne P. Chapin

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Pictorial painting in fresco is a defining characteristic of Aegean culture, yet the art form presents numerous challenges to modern study. Prehistoric frescoes are durable but fragile, ... More

Greek Engineering and Construction  

Frederick A. Cooper

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article provides information on domestic and utilitarian architecture. The organization of this article intentionally follows the section topics typical of a modern engineering and ... More

Iconography  

Charles Brian Rose

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Deciphering the language of imagery used by the Romans requires an examination of all components of material culture, whether or not we would classify them as ‘art’. We often ask ‘what is ... More

Innovation and Society in the Roman World  

Miko Flohr

This article assesses the impact of innovation on Roman society. It starts from a critical engagement with past debate about technological progress, which over the past decades has been ... More

Jewelry  

Robert Laffineur

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Jewelry, usually designating both gold and silver work, is undoubtedly one of the most significant classes among the so-called small finds in the prehistoric Aegean. The corpus of finds is ... More

Land Transport, Part 1: Roads and Bridges  

Lorenzo Quilici

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article concentrates on the roads and bridges of the Italian peninsula. The Via Appia represented the affirmation of a rational design. Its design can be compared to that of modern ... More

Land Transport, Part 2: Riding, Harnesses, and Vehicles  

Georges Raepsaet

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to define comprehensively the technical framework and the principle configurations of land transport across the Greco-Roman world. The capacities that animals offer ... More

Minoan Architecture  

Louise A. Hitchcock

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Minoan architecture is characterized by both tradition and innovation. Although regionalism was more typical of the tomb architecture of the Early Bronze Age, there are also some regional ... More

Minoan Pottery  

Birgitta Hallager

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Major subsequent modifications and revisions have been made to Arthur Evans's pottery sequence, but his suggested tripartite division of the Neolithic period and the Minoan period is still ... More

Mycenae  

Elizabeth French

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Mycenae was inhabited for several millennia before the start of the Bronze Age and remained occupied, if not prosperous, for at least a millennium after its end. The site lies on a rocky ... More

Mycenaean Architecture  

Louise A. Hitchcock

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Mycenaean architecture is characterized by both continuity and innovation, as well as by the adoption and adaptation of neighboring practices. The most obvious feature of mainland ... More

Mycenaean Pottery  

Jeremy B. Rutter

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Mycenaean pottery, the ceramic assemblage characteristic chiefly of the central and southern Greek mainland during the Aegean Late Bronze Age, began within a decade of the first discovery ... More

Troy  

Peter Jablonka

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The site known today as Troy is situated in northwestern Asia Minor, five kilometers from the present coastline at the Dardanelles (ancient Hellespont). Its sequence of occupation spans ... More

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