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By P. J. Rhodes

ISBN-10: 1444319280

ISBN-13: 9781444319286

Thoroughly up to date and revised, the second one version of this profitable and extensively praised textbook bargains an account of the 'classical' interval of Greek heritage, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the demise of Alexander the good in 323 BC.

• vital new chapters were further, overlaying existence and tradition within the classical Greek world

• positive factors new pedagogical instruments, together with textboxes, and a accomplished chronological desk of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean

• Enlarged and extra maps and illustrative material

• Covers the background of an enormous interval, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian struggle, and the conquests of Alexander the Great

• specializes in the proof for the interval, and the way the facts is to be interpreted

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But one can understand why the minister was unimpressed by what they were finding. 4. The sponge divers, officers, and crew of the Mykali, and delegation from the Ministry of Education on board the Mykali, February 1901. Spyridon Stais stands on the upper deck, between the ropes, wearing a fedora and with his hand on the head of one of the divers; to the right of him, also in a fedora and with one hand on the rail, is Kavvadias. Directly below Stais, in a wide-​brimmed hat, is Fotios Lindiakos, and to the left of Lindiakos and immediately left of the ropes is Kontos.

It would seem, therefore, that the object as brought out of the sea had a different appearance; it was likely an aggregate comprising several of the pieces as they were later known, and the mechanical components were still hidden inside. Wishing to get a better sense of whether there was any point in prolonging the divers’ search, Stais himself arrived at the site on July 30 on board the Mykali. He was sufficiently encouraged by the finds that had been made earlier that summer—​in a telegram to Athens he singled out the bronze statuette and a marble horse’s head, but not a word about the inscribed slab—​to authorize the work to continue for a few more weeks.

The Mykali turned out to be too large to get close to the site, limiting its ability to help with raising objects—​in the future, smaller navy vessels, the steamship 8 8 A Portable Cosmos (a) (b) FIG. 3. The late-​third-​century BC bronze head of the “philosopher” (National Archaeological Museum X 13400), before and after cleaning. (Svoronos 1903a, 29 and plate III) Syros (joined by a freighter with a crane) and the torpedo boat Aigialeia, would do this work, while the Mykali returned from time to time to bring artifacts to Athens and carry archeologists and other officials back and forth.

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