The Archaeology of Ancient Sicily

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CONTENTS
List of illustrations ix
Preface xvii
1Prehistoric Sicily1
The Palaeolithic 1
The Neolithic 7
The end of the Neolithic; Sicily and Malta 13
The Early Bronze Age 20
The Middle and Late Bronze Age 30
2Early Greek Sicily43
Background 43
The first colonies 49
Sanctuaries 55
Appendix 1: the identification of Gela 63
Appendix 2: the Sanctuary of San Biagio and the Sanctuary of the Chthonian Divinities at Acragas 63
Burials 64
Temples 66
Sculpture 74
City planning 83
Crafts 85
The Sicels 86
3Late Archaic and Classical Greek Sicily97
Sculpture in the Age of the Tyrants and its aftermath 97
Classical architecture 112
4Coinage121
Appendix: numismatic evidence and the Timoleontic recovery of Sicily in the fourth century BC 140
5Later Greek, Punic and Roman Sicily141
Military architecture 141
The Greek Classical and Hellenistic house 147
Theaters 151

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Preface xvii
  • 1 - Prehistoric Sicily 1
  • 2 - Early Greek Sicily 43
  • 3 - Late Archaic and Classical Greek Sicily 97
  • 4 - Coinage 121
  • 5 - Later Greek, Punic and Roman Sicily 141
  • 6 - The Villa at Piazza Armerina 167
  • Notes 179
  • Bibliography (1980-9) 185
  • Index 203
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