12. Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Classical Greece

  1. John Bintliff

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch12

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD

How to Cite

Bintliff, J. (2012) Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Classical Greece, in The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154185

Online ISBN: 9781118255179

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Keywords:

  • Classical Greece, symbolic material culture;
  • art of the Classical Greek era, of high quality;
  • temple art in the Classical Period;
  • decorative scheme of the Parthenon;
  • ionic architectural order;
  • figured vases, tombstone iconography;
  • Black- and Red-Figure fine tableware, of master craftsmen;
  • classical towns, long histories of urban development;
  • Mediterranean climate, the courtyard as central in homes;
  • classical Greece, and Athens' cultural achievement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classical Art: General Considerations

  • Temple Art in the Classical Period

  • Theaters

  • Gender Relations, Family, and Class: The Iconography of Figured Vases and Tombstones

  • Houses and Town Planning

  • Country Houses

  • An Annaliste Perspective

  • A Personal View

  • References