Author(s): Tony Spawforth
Presents an illustrated survey of Greek temples. From the debated origins of the temple in the Greek dark ages to its transformation at the end of antiquity, this book summarizes the thinking. It is illustrated with photographs, maps, plans and reconstruction drawings, and is useful for tourists and travellers, also students and scholars.
Tony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University and Honorary Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art there. He is also well-known as a presenter for the BBC television series 'Ancient Voices'.
Introduction: Temples, Lands and Gods; 1. Homes of the Gods: Development, Glory and Decline; 2. Building for the Gods: Siting, Construction, Decoration and Finance; 3. The Living Temple: The Parts of the Temple and their Uses; 4. Encounters with the Gods: The Temple in its Sacred Setting; 5. Seven Journeys through Greek Lands.