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The Countryside of Aphrodisias

By Christopher Ratte and Angelo Commito

The Countryside of Aphrodisias
Paperback, 167 pages £15.50
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9780990662358
Format: 216mm x 152mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Kelsey Museum Publications
Series: Kelsey Museum Publications

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. 

Preface, Chronology


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.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 167 pages
 216mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC003000
 Kelsey Museum Publications


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