Akragas : current issues in the archaeology of a Sicilian polis / edited by Natascha Sojc.

Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Italian
Published/​Created
  • Leiden : Leiden University Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
171 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), charts, maps, plans ; 28 cm.

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Series
  • Archaeological studies Leiden University ; 38. [More in this series]
  • Archaeological Studies Leiden University (ASLU) ; 38
Summary note
Over the past few years, the archaeological and architectural investigation of ancient Akragas (modern Agrigento) in Sicily has gathered new momentum. This book brings together various researchers who investigate the Greek period remains of Akragas, an ostentatiously wealthy city state that was politically powerful and culturally formative. The issues discussed range from methodological approaches and the interpretation of fresh field-data, to concerns of site maintenance and the reconstruction of monuments. The outcome is presented in thirteen contributions, arranged into sections on extramural survey, urban sanctuaries, housing, and on the suburban sanctuary at S. Anna. The contributors to this volume offer perspectives for further research on the monuments, finds, and contexts from ancient Akragas. These extend beyond strictly archaeological concerns, and as manifested by Agrigento's status as a UNESCO world heritage site, are also of relevance to wider audiences.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
Contributions in English and Italian.
Other title(s)
Current issues in the archaeology of a Sicilian polis
ISBN
  • ((ebook))
  • 9087282982 ((paperback))
  • 9789087282981 ((paperback))
OCLC
1005709842
RCP
C - S