Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome
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Classical archaeology-the excavation and analysis of ancient Greek and Roman sites-was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1738. On that day, Roque JoaquĆ­n Alcubierre, an engineer in the army of the Bourbon royal family in Naples, was lowered by ropes down a square well shaft cut through volcanic material that had formed on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. When Alcubierre reached the bottom of the well, 65 feet below the surface, he began to wind his way through tunnels carved into the volcanic material, noting pieces of architectural elements as he went.

This discovery became the first systematic study of the astonishingly intact ruins of the Roman city of Herculaneum, buried for 1,700 years in the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Alcubierre’s recording of the artworks, colored marbles, inscriptions, lamps, and items of everyday life he discovered deep inside the earth marked the “Big Bang” of Classical archaeology-a quest to understand Greek and Roman culture through its material remains that continues to this day.

In the 36 lectures of Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome, archaeologist and award-winning Professor John R. Hale guides you through this fascinating field of study and through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller. Mixing the exotic adventures, unexpected insights, and abiding mysteries of archaeology’s fabled history with anecdotes of his own extensive field experience, Dr. Hale creates a fascinating narrative that unfolds like a series of detective stories and provides a new perspective from which to view the world of the Greeks and Romans.

1 Archaeology’s Big Bang
2 “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
3 A Quest for the Trojan War
4 How to Dig
5 First Find Your Site
6 Taking the Search Underwater
7 Cracking the Codes
8 Techniques for Successful Dating
9 Reconstructing Vanished Environments
10 “Not Artifacts but People”
11 Archaeology by Experiment
12 Return to Vesuvius
13 Gournia-Harriet Boyd and the Mother Goddess
14 Thera-A Bronze Age Atlantis?
15 Olympia-Games and Gods
16 Athens’s Agora-Where Socrates Walked
17 Delphi-Questioning the Oracle
18 Kyrenia-Lost Ship of the Hellenistic Age
19 Riace-Warriors from the Sea
20 Rome-Foundation Myths and Archaeology
21 Caesarea Maritima-A Roman City in Judea
22 Teutoburg-Battlefield Archaeology
23 Bath-Healing Waters at Aquae Sulis
24 Torre de Palma-A Farm in the Far West
25 Roots of Classical Culture
26 The Texture of Everyday Life
27 Their Daily Bread
28 Voyaging on a Dark Sea of Wine
29 Shows and Circuses-Rome’s “Virtual Reality”
30 Engineering and Technology
31 Slaves-A Silent Majority?
32 Women of Greece and Rome
33 Hadrian-Mark of the Individual
34 Crucible of New Faiths
35 The End of the World-A Coroner’s Report
36 A Bridge across the Torrent