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Author Gates, Charles.

Title Ancient cities : the archaeology of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome / by Charles Gates ; illustrations by Neslihan Yılmaz
Edition Second edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 474 pages) : illustrations
Contents Neolithic towns and villages in the Near East -- Early Sumarian cities -- Mesopotamian cities in the late third and second millenia BC -- Cities of the Indus Valley civilization -- Egypt of the pyramids -- Egyptian cities, temples, and tombs of the second millenium BC -- Aegean Bronze Age towns and cities -- Anatolian Bronze Age cities: Troy and Hattusa -- Cypriots, Canaanites, and Levantine trading cities of the late Bronze Age -- Near Eastern cities in the Iron Age -- Phoenician and Punic cities -- Early Greek city-states of the Iron Age (eleventh to seventh centuries BC) -- Archaic Greek cities, I: the Doric and Ionic orders of Greek architecture, and east Greek cities to the Ionian revolt -- Archaic Greek cities, II: Sparta and Athens -- Greek sanctuaries: Delphi and Olympia -- Athens in the fifth century BC -- Greek cities and sanctuaries in the late Classical period -- Hellenistic cities -- Greek and Etruscan cities in Italy -- Rome from its origins to the end of the Republic -- Rome in the age of Augustus -- Italy outside the capital: Pompeii and Ostia -- Rome from Nero to Hadrian: imperial patronage and architectural revolution -- Roman provincial cities -- Late antique transformations: Rome, Jerusalem, and Constantinople in the age of Constantine
Summary Well illustrated with over 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, in their cultural and historical contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-456) and index
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Subject Cities and towns, Ancient.
Urban archaeology -- Egypt.
Urban archaeology -- Mediterranean Region.
Urban archaeology -- Middle East.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203830571 (electronic bk.)
9780203830574 (electronic bk.)