Autopsy in Athens: Recent Archaeological Research on Athens by Margaret M. Miles

By Margaret M. Miles

This is often an exhilarating time to check in Athens. The “rescue” excavations of contemporary years, carried out in the course of development of the Metro process and in practise for the 2004 Olympics video games, mixed with significant recovery tasks and a brand new enthusiasm for clean exam of outdated fabric, utilizing new ideas and functions, brings new views and solutions on many facets of the traditional urban of Athens and lifestyles, politics and faith in Attica.

The 15 papers provided the following give a contribution new findings that consequence from extensive, first-hand examinations of the archaeological and epigraphical proof. They illustrate how a lot should be won by way of re-examining fabric from older excavations, and from the methodological shift from documenting details to nearer research and bigger historic mirrored image. they give quite a few views on a number of matters: the atmosphere of the traditional urban for passers-by, full of roadside shrines; ideas of architectural building and sculpting; non secular expression in Athens together with cults of Asklepios and Serapis; the best tactics for Greek sacrifice; how the borders of Attica have been outlined over the years, and info of its road-system. In featuring this quantity the individuals are carrying on with in an extended culture of post-mortem – within the feel of 'personal commentary' – in Athens, that all started even within the Hellenistic interval and has persisted during the writings of centuries of travelers and teachers to the current day.

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