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Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece (Clarendon Paperbacks) Paperback – July 25, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0198150602 ISBN-10: 0198150601

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Product Details

  • Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 25, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198150601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198150602
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,393,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Interesting and provocative."--Religious Studies Review

"[A] meticulously edited and usefully illustrated volume."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"...this is an important work on an important topic."--History

""The articles are well researched and provide a wealth of information about particular sites. The publication by Oxford is impeccable."--Revue Des Archeologues & Historiens D'Art De Louvain

About the Author

Susan E. Alcock is Assistant Professor of Archaeology at the University of Michigan. Robin Osborne is University Lecturer in Ancient History, and Fellow and Tutor at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Dr. Osborne also edited Ritual, Finance, Politics: Athenian Democratic Accounts Presented to David Lewis (OUP, 1995) with Simon Hornblower.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hector M. Lugo on August 16, 2004
Format: Hardcover
There is a lot to digest in this book. From the origins of Mycennaean sanctuaries and palaces as cultic centers to the placement of Demetrian sanctuaries in the Greek cities of ancient times, but all in all the essays here give one a good impression of the ideas and theories behind the various topics.

The only problem with a book like this one is the disjointed feeling one gets from it because it is a book of essays rather than a cohesive work.

One things is certain, you will want to seek out further information about almost every single one of the theories presented here, and that in itself is a good thing.
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