16. Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in Middle to Late Roman Greece

  1. John Bintliff

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch16

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 Middle to Late Roman 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.ch16

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:

  • Middle to Late Roman Greece, the built environment and society;
  • Middle to Late Roman, differences in private-house size;
  • Athens, large villas around the Acropolis, and Areopagus hill;
  • symbolic culture, rarity of new secular public buildings;
  • Greco-Roman temples, cult statues and treasury for dedications;
  • public non-ecclesiastical architecture;
  • “Style” in Late Antiquity;
  • images of Christian saints, divinities, in Greek Orthodox culture;
  • saga of good/bad emperors, reminiscent of the Early Empire

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Houses and Society in the Later Roman Aegean

  • Symbolic Culture

  • Public Non-ecclesiastical Architecture

  • “Style” in Late Antiquity

  • Icons

  • An Annales Perspective

  • A Personal View

  • References