"As a cross section of current approaches to the classical past, this stimulating book belongs in undergraduate as well as graduate libraries." S. Langdon, Choice
"The scholarship throughout is impressive; the bibliography alone is worth the price of the book." Rhys F. Townsend, Archaeological News
The archaeology of classical Greece developed in the shadow of Greek historical scholarship. This review of its history demonstrates that modern archaeological approaches can contribute to a richer understanding of the complex, literate and highly unusual society of ancient Greece.