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The Traveler's Guide to Greek Archaeology
Getting the Most from your Mediterranean Trip
Gregory A. Smith
Here is an indispensable guide for anyone embarking on cruise or trip around the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Read about the art and architecture of the ancient Greeks, whose world once extended from the shores of Asia Minor and the Black Sea through the Aegean islands to Crete and Sicily in the West. Dr. Greg Smith draws on his experiences as an excavator and Classical archaeologist to give you information on: Ancient Greek History and Politics The Greek City-State The Spread of the Architectural Orders Why Greek Buildings and Temples look the way they do The Mysteries of the Parthenon The Evolution of Monumental Greek Sculpture The Role of the Romans in Preserving Greek art Why Pottery is so Important to Archaeologists The Changing Styles of Pottery and Pottery Art The Long Lost World of Greek Painting Rather than a guide to a particular place, The Traveler's Guide to Greek Archaeology is a reliable reference that can be used in any museum, ancient building or archaeological site to enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation of the wonders that they see.
Dr. Greg Smith is a writer-photographer and seasoned Mediterranean traveler. After training as a dentist he returned to the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1992 with a Masters degree in Classical Archaeology. He has worked as an archaeologist for both the University of British Columbia and Cornell University on excavations on the Aegean island of Lesbos and at Halae on mainland Greece. He has published in scientific journals and his art and photography have appeared in national magazines. His hobbies include training and driving Standardbred race horses, painting, and teaching Shorei Kan Karate. Greg and his wife Lynn divide their time between Mexico and their hobby farm in Langley, BC.
- Gregory A. Smith