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By Nancy Thomson de Grummond

With 1,125 entries and one hundred seventy members, this is often the 1st encyclopedia at the historical past of classical archaeology. It specializes in Greek and Roman fabric, but in addition covers the prehistoric and semi-historical cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean, the Etruscans, and manifestations of Greek and Roman tradition in Europe and Asia Minor. The Encyclopedia of the historical past of Classical Archaeology includes entries on members whose actions encouraged the data of websites and monuments of their personal time; articles on recognized monuments and websites as noticeable, replaced, and interpreted via time; and entries on significant artistic endeavors excavated from the Renaissance to the current day in addition to works recognized within the center a long time. because the definitive resource on a relatively new self-discipline - the historical past of archaeology - those finely illustrated volumes can be worthwhile to scholars and students in archaeology, the classics, heritage, topography, and artwork and architectural historical past.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY +C. E. Ostenberg, Case etrusche di Acquarossa (Rome, 1975); +S. , Case e palazzi d ’Etruria (Milan, 1985), 41-58; + Architettura etrusca nel Viterbese, Ricerche svedesi a San Giovenale e Acquarossa, 1956-1986 (Rome, 1986). ACRAGAS. See AKRAGAS. ADAM FAMILY. Scottish family of architects. ROBERT ADAM (1728-92)—one of the most prolific and versatile architects and designers in European Neoclassicism— was the creative driving force in promoting a stylistic revolution based on archaeological sources.

Ludwig *Ross began clear­ ing away debris and uncovered the inscribed architrave of the temple of Roma and Augustus (seen by Ciriaco in 1444). C. and proclaimed its significance for dating black- and red-figure pottery. d . d . 527-65), the earliest relevant evidence for determining the date of the conversion of the Erechtheion and Parthenon into churches. The area between the Erechtheion and Parthenon was excavated by K. S. Pittakis in 1837-39, and a Mycenean wall behind the southwest wing of the Propylaia was unearthed.

Adria was occupied by the Gauls, and in Roman times it became a municipium. The harbor evidently had begun to silt up in the first century a . c . , and Adria was eventually superseded by *Aquileia. The site was first explored in the Renaissance, and a drawing of 1662 shows 8 AEGAE a Roman theater and other buildings. Excavation was undertaken by three mem­ bers of a local family, Ottavio Bocchi (1697-1749), Francesco Girolamo Bocchi (1748-1810) and Francesco Antonio Bocchi (1821-88). Their collection of vases, jewelry, inscriptions and glass was housed in the Museo Bocchi, which in the early twentieth century was donated to the Italian government and became the Museo Civico di Adria.

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