Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome By Charles Gates
Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the views of archaeology and architectural historical past, bringing to life the bodily world of historical metropolis dwellers by concentrating on proof recovered from archaeological excavations. Urban kind is the focus: the bodily look and total plans of the cities, their structure and pure topography, and the cultural and historic contexts in which they flourished. Consideration can also be paid to non-urban options reminiscent of spiritual sanctuaries and burial grounds, locations and establishments that had been a well-known half of the metropolis dweller’s expertise. Objects or artifacts that represented the important furnishings of on a regular basis life are mentioned, reminiscent of pottery, sculpture, wall work, mosaics and cash. Ancient Cities is uncommon in presenting this wide selection of Outdated World cultures in such complete element, giving equal weight to the Preclassical and Classical intervals, and in exhibiting the hyperlinks between these historical cultures.
Person-friendly options embody:
- use of clear and accessible language, assuming no earlier background data
- lavishly illustrated with over 300 line drawings, maps, and images
- historic summaries, additional studying organized by subject, plus a consolidated bibliography and complete index
- new to the second version: a companion web site with an interactive timeline, chapter summaries, examine questions, illustrations and a glossary of archaeological and historic phrases.