The Countryside of Aphrodisias
By Christopher Ratte and Angelo Commito
Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey.
Excavations at Aphrodisias have been carried out by New York University since 1961 and have revealed an unusually well-preserved and picturesque ancient town. A survey of the surrounding territory undertaken between 2005 and 2009 resulted in the discovery of hundreds of new sites spanning three millennia of human occupation in the region.
This book presents the rich archaeological remains of the countryside of Aphrodisias, ranging from isolated farmsteads to fortified citadels, from burial mounds to marble quarries, and from Roman aqueducts to Ottoman cisterns.
Before the Founding of Aphrodisias
The Founding of Aphrodisias and Its Impact on the Surrounding Region
The End of Antiquity
The Middle Byzantine Revival
From the Seljuk Conquest to the Present Day
A Tour of the Countryside of Aphrodisias
Notes, Bibliographical Abbreviations, Index of People and Places, Index of Subjects
Christopher Ratté is Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan. He directed the Aphrodisias Regional Survey from 2005 to 2009.
Angela Commito is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Union College. She has carried out archaeological fieldwork in Italy, the Republic of Georgia, and Turkey,including participation in the Aphrodisias Regional Survey from 2007 to 2009.
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- Archaeology and the Cities of Late Antiquity in Asia Minor
- Building a New Rome - The Roman Colony of Pisidian Antioch (25 BC-300 AD)
- Cosmogonic Tattoos
- The Countryside of Aphrodisias
- Death Dogs - The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt
- Hours of Infinity - Recording the Imperfect Eternal
- In the Field - The Archaeological Expeditions of the Kelsey Museum
- Karanis Revealed - Discovering the Past and Present of a Michigan Excavation in Egypt
- Karanis, An Egyptian Town in Roman Times - Discoveries of the University of Michigan Expedition to Egypt (1924-1935)
- Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero - The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii
- Life, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt - The Coffin of Djehutymose in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
- Passionate Curiosities - Tales of Collectors & Collections from the Kelsey Museum
- Pearls of Wisdom - The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan
- Prehistorians Round the Pond - Reflections on Aegean Prehistory as a Discipline
- Rocks, Paper, Memory - Wendy Artin's Watercolor Paintings of Ancient Sculptures
- Tel Anafa II, ii - Glass Vessels, Lamps, Objects of Metal, and Groundstone and Other Stone Tools and Vessels
- Tel Anafa II, iii - Decorative Wall Plaster, Objects of Personal Adornment and Glass Counters, Tools for Textile Manufacture and Miscellaneous Bone, Terracotta and Stone Figurines, Pre-Persian Pottery, Attic Pottery, and
- This Fertile Land - Signs and Symbols in the Early Arts of Iran and Iraq