Delphi and its Museum (English language edition)
A completely new account of the archaeological and historical evidence which relates to Delphi - the most important place in the ancient world.
Each of the three sites at Delphi - the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Athena and the Gymnasium - are described in detail, along with its architectural development and the Museum, where the works of art on display can be directly related to the place in which they were found.
A separate chapter discussed the Pythian festival, the oracular procedure and an interpretation of the Delphic rituals, to explain the arcane phenomena of the oracle and the enduring influence that the sanctuary had throughout ancient Greek history.
Written in an accessible style, the book incorporates the results of the latest research into the sanctuary of Delphi and uses photographs to demonstrate the conservation works carried out in recent years.
Foundation Myths and Legends
The Pythian Games
Oracles and the Oracular Process
The Sanctuary of Apollo
The Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia
Panos Valavanis is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Athens, teaching and researching in the fields of classical vase painting, topography of ancient Athens, classical architecture, Greek athletics and ancient Greek technology.
183 colour illustrations