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This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries - their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures-and the .

This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries - their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures-and the rituals associated with them, such as festivals and processions, sacrifice and libation, dining and drinking, prayer and offering, dance, initiation, consultation, and purification. As an introduction goes, I think it is pretty good.

This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries-their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures-and the rituals associated with them, such as festivals and processions, sacrifice and libation, dining and drinking, prayer and offering, dance, initiation, consultation, and purification. Subsequent chapters trace the consequences of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, as well as the impact of Turks, travelers, archaeologists, and tourists on these sites.

This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries-their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures-and the . John Pedley is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

It includes a lengthy glossary and a chapter bibliography.

This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries-their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures-and the rituals .

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Are you sure you want to remove Sanctuaries and the sacred in the ancient Greek world from your list? Sanctuaries and the sacred in the ancient Greek world. by John Griffiths Pedley. Published 2005 by Cambridge University Press in New York. Sacred space, Temples, Rites and ceremonies, Religion.

John Pedley is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Former director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, he has received fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society.

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the Ancient Greek World This 2005 book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries - their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures.

This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries--their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures--and the rituals associated with them, such as festivals and processions, sacrifice and libation, dining and drinking, prayer and offering, dance, initiation, consultation, and purification. Subsequent chapters trace the consequences of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, as well as the impact of Turks, travelers, archaeologists, and tourists on these sites. Featuring an exhaustive glossary and bibliography, the volume provides an accessible, authoritative introduction to ancient Greek sanctuaries and their ritual activities.

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Livina
This book was intended as an introduction to the study of Greek temples and their archaeology, as well as their function in Greek religion for serious students. It fills this role rather well.

The book is divided into four basic sections covering (in order) Greek religion, development of Greek temples and temple architecture, history behind various sanctuaries, and the history of Greek sanctuaries after the fall of the Greek world (under Rome, Turks, and others).

As an introduction goes, I think it is pretty good. However it is fairly limited in most topics and I felt some of the discussions lacked any real depth. While it is a good first book on the subject, I would recommend students also pick up works like "Greek Religion" by Walter Burkert.

One area the book does fairly well, however, is with diagrams, maps, and photographs. These add an element to the work that complements other works with more depth.

On the whole, I would recommend this book.
Rexfire
I am planning a trip to Greece (it will be my first time) and was thrilled with this book. Although it doesn't go as in-depth as others, it is a great introduction to major sites. I also bought The Complete Greek Temples which is another survey book. The latter is more encyclopedia but does not give as much in depth info on these five sites. I recommend both of these books for those planning a trip.
Fenrinos
Fascinating, in depth writing, excellent and abundant illustrations.
Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World download epub
Architecture
Author: John Pedley
ISBN: 052100635X
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 17, 2005)
Pages: 292 pages