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By Margaret M. Miles

This is an exhilarating time to review in Athens. The “rescue” excavations of modern years, performed in the course of development of the Metro process and in training for the 2004 Olympics video games, mixed with significant recovery initiatives and a brand new enthusiasm for clean exam of outdated fabric, utilizing new thoughts and functions, brings new views and solutions on many facets of the traditional urban of Athens and lifestyles, politics and faith in Attica.

The 15 papers offered the following give a contribution new findings that consequence from extensive, firsthand examinations of the archaeological and epigraphical facts. They illustrate how a lot might be received by means of reexamining fabric from older excavations, and from the methodological shift from documenting info to nearer research and bigger old mirrored image. they give quite a few views on a number of matters: the environment of the traditional urban for passersby, choked with roadside shrines; thoughts of architectural building and sculpting; spiritual expression in Athens together with cults of Asklepios and Serapis; the right approaches for Greek sacrifice; how the borders of Attica have been outlined over the years, and information of its road-system. In providing this quantity the members are carrying on with in a protracted culture of post-mortem – within the experience of 'personal remark' – in Athens, that all started even within the Hellenistic interval and has persisted during the writings of centuries of tourists and lecturers to the current day.

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