Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Delphi and Olympia: The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and Classical Periods (Hardback)
  • Delphi and Olympia: The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and Classical Periods (Hardback)
zoom

Delphi and Olympia: The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and Classical Periods (Hardback)

(author)
£77.00
Hardback 378 Pages / Published: 22/04/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Most people think about the sanctuary of Delphi as the seat of the famous oracle and of Olympia as the site of the Olympic games. The oracle and the games, however, were but two of the many activities ongoing at both sites. This book investigates the physical remains of both sanctuaries to show how different visitors interacted with the sacred spaces of Delphi and Olympia in an important variety of ways during the archaic and classical periods. It highlights how this fluid usage impacted upon, and was itself affected by, the development of the sanctuary space and how such usage influenced the place and relationship of these two sites in the wider landscape. As a result, it argues for the re-evaluation of the roles of Delphi and Olympia in the Greek world and for a re-thinking of the usefulness of the term 'panhellenism' in Greek politics, religion and culture.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521191265
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... this new book on monumental dedications and spatial politics fully deserves a place among the basic publications on Delphi and Olympia, and should not be missed by scholars interested in pan-hellenic identity and sanctuary spaces.' Histara: Les Comptes Rendus
'This handsome and readable volume belies its origin in the PhD research of Michael Scott, a rising star of Ancient History in Cambridge.' Anglo-Hellenic Review
'It is the particular merit of [the book that it] has turned to the archaeology, monuments, dedications and buildings of these sanctuary sites to test the nature of panhellenism as it changed over the archaic and classical periods.' The Times Literary Supplement
"It is the particular merit of [the book that it] has turned to the archaeology, monuments, dedications and buildings of these sanctuary sites to test the nature of panhellenism as it changed over the archaic and classical periods." --TLS

You may also be interested in...

The Complete Roman Army
Added to basket
Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire
Added to basket
The Twelve Caesars
Added to basket
Roman Legionary AD 284-337
Added to basket
Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior
Added to basket
Antony and Cleopatra
Added to basket
Invisible Romans
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Spartacus War
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Marcus Aurelius
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
What Makes Civilization?
Added to basket
Roman Britain
Added to basket
£18.95
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.