Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade - Nato Science Series E: 153 (Paperback)
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Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade - Nato Science Series E: 153 (Paperback)

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Paperback 482 Pages / Published: 30/12/2010
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Marble in Ancient Greece and Rome: Geology, Quarries, Commerce, Artifacts Marble remains the sine qua non raw material of the an- cient Greeks and Romans. Beginning in the Bronze Age sculptu- re began in marble and throughout classical times the most im- portant statues, reliefs, monuments and inscriptions were made of it. Yet, quarry sources changed in time as preferences for different marbles were influenced by local traditions, the pos- sibilities of transport, esthetic tastes, and economics. Marble studies and the identification of the provenance of marble can thus reveal much about Greek and Roman history, trade, esthe- tics and technology. Persons in many disciplines are studying various aspects of Greek and Roman marble usage. Geologists and geochemists are working on methods to determine the provenance of marble; ar- chaeologists are noting changing patterns of import and use in excavation~ and discovering how improving quarrying techniques and prelimihary dressing of the extracted material influenced the final shape of artifacts; ancient historians are now under- standing quarry organization and bureaucracies that controlled marble production and trade; art historians are seeing how phy- sical characteristics of the stone affected the techniques and style of sculpture; architects and engineers are interested in quarry technologies and usage in building construction. These specialists drawn from many disciplines rarely have an opportu- nity to compare notes and see how each can contribute to the research effort of others.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048183135
Number of pages: 482
Weight: 789 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198

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