Etusivu Book Archive

Ancient Classical

A Companion to Greek Architecture by Margaret M. Miles

By Margaret M. Miles

A spouse to Greek Architecture presents an expansive evaluation of the subject, together with layout, engineering, and development in addition to conception, reception, and lasting influence.

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to Greek Architecture PDF

Best ancient & classical books

Apollonius Rhodius: Argonautica (Loeb Classical Library #1)

Apollonius used to be a Greek grammarian and epic poet of Alexandria in Egypt and lived past due within the third century and early within the 2d century BCE. whereas nonetheless younger he composed his extant epic poem of 4 books at the tale of the Argonauts. while this paintings did not win popularity he went to Rhodes the place he not just did good as a rhetorician but in addition made a hit of his epic in a revised shape, for which the Rhodians gave him the 'freedom' in their urban; for this reason his surname.

Ancient Umbria: State, Culture, and Identity in Central Italy from the Iron Age to the Augustan Era

This publication, the 1st full-scale remedy of historic Umbria in any language, takes a balanced view of the region's heritage within the first millennium BC, concentrating on neighborhood activities and motivations up to the impression of outdoor affects and Roman regulations.

Classificatory Particles in Kilivila (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics)

Universal one of the world's languages is the phenomenon of type, a in part or totally grammatical department of the noun lexicon into unique sessions that finally derives from the human have to classify and clear out facts on numerous degrees whereas speaking. during this booklet, Senft describes and develops a grammar of classificatory debris in Kilivila, an Austronesian language of the Trobriand Islanders in Papua New Guinea.

The Letters of Symmachus: Book 1

This quantity provides us the 1st ebook of the letters of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, eloquent and vigorous facilitator of gentlemanly colloquy and preferment within the final 3 a long time of the fourth century. the 1st ebook is of especial curiosity since it is arguably—indeed, right here argued to be—the just one of the 10 surviving books of correspondence that Symmachus himself ready for e-book.

Additional info for A Companion to Greek Architecture

Example text

M. 1982. ” In Studies in Athenian Architecture, Sculpture and Topography Presented to Homer A. Thompson. Hesperia, Suppl. 20: 9–17. Carroll‐Spillecke, M. 1992. ” Journal of Garden History, 12: 84–101. , P. Garnsey, and E. Gruen, eds. 1997. Hellenistic Constructs. Hellenistic Culture and Society 26. Berkeley. Casson, L. 1971. Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World. Princeton. , J. Crowel. V. Catling et al. 2002. Continuity and Change in a Greek Rural Landscape. The Laconia Survey, Vol. I: Methodology and Interpretation.

Ol. 1). It was always sacred, and wet places were always numinous, as witnessed by countless sanctuaries at sources, alongside rivers, and in water meadows and marshes. Spring‐fed caves were especially evocative. These dark, enveloping spaces were mythologized as the haunts of monsters, places of divine births and upbringings, and routes to a netherworld. They also inspired notions of the proximity of, and access to, the superhuman, and those who entered opened themselves to possession and prophetic revelation.

Macedonia’s royal cities were likewise located in a fast‐changing environment, rising around the fringes of the Emathian plain, a depressed basin in which four large rivers – the Haliakmon, Lydias, Axios, and Gallikos – merge into a great deltaic complex. In prehistoric times the basin was a bay extending about 40 km inland from the present shore (Higgins and Higgins 1996: 109; Ghilardi et al. 2008). Sedimentation naturally turned much of the basin into dry land by the fifth century bce, but it left a body of water known as Lake Lydias (modern Lake Giannitsa) in the middle, itself reclaimed in the early twentieth century.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.22 of 5 – based on 10 votes