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This volume describes architecture in the Greek land from the prehistoric settlements of Troy, the Minoan palaces of Crete and their counterparts in the Mycenean kingdoms, to the absorption of Hellenism into the Roman Empire. The book pays particular attention to the early period, supplying a large-scale account of the development of pre-Hellenic building. Then the evolution of temples and other religious buildings is traced. Two chapters follow the history of town planning and civic building, while others cover the development of the theatre and such topics as Greek masonry, vaulting and fortification.
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A.W. Lawrence was professor of classical archaeology at Cambridge University and the first professor of archaeology at the University of Ghana, where he established a national museum. He wrote widely on the subject of Greek architecture and sculpture as well as on fortifications in west Africa. R.A. Tomlinson was professor in the department of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He is now director of the British School at Athens.From the Back Cover:
The development of Greek Architecture in the Aegean and other Greek lands from its earliest beginnings around 3000 until the first century BC is the subject of this splendid volume.
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