Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman Patterns

Forsideomslag
Oxford University Press, 18. dec. 2003 - 384 sider
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This study explains the Greco-Roman urban form as it relates to the geological basis at selected sites in the Mediterranean basin. Each of the sites--Argos, Delphi, Ephesus, and Syracuse among them--has manifested in its physical form the geology on which it stood and from which it was made. "By demonstrating the dependence of a group of cities on its geological base," the author writes, "the study forces us to examine more closely the ecology of human settlement, not as a set of theories but as a set of practical constraints..." Exacting attention will be given to local geology (types of building stones, natural springs, effect of earthquakes, silting, etc.) The findings are based on site publications, visits to the sites, and the most recent archaeological plans. The book is illustrated with original photographs and geological maps indicating the known Greco-Roman features--the first such maps published for any of the sites. Sequel to Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities, now available by Publication on Demand
 

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Indhold

Introduction
3
History Geology Engineering and Archaeology
17
Western GrecoRoman Cities
27
Morgantina
47
Selinus
70
Syracuse
89
Central GrecoRoman Cities
110
Corinth
129
Ephesus
215
Comparisons of Cities
245
General Conclusions
253
Physical and Intellectual Issues
260
Chronologies
267
Glossary of Technical Terms
282
Notes
293
Bibliography
301

Delphi
151
Eastern GrecoRoman Cities
177
Priene
199

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Side 330 - M. 1971. A Review of Depositional History and Geological Structure in Turkey. In Campbell, AS, ed. Geology and History of Turkey. Petroleum Exploration Society of Libya, 13th Annual Field Conference.
Side 307 - International Congress on Science and Technology for the safeguard of Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin, CNR ed.
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Om forfatteren (2003)

Dora P. Crouch received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught at three California state colleges, at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Stanford University.

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