The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, Final Reports V
The Site's Architecture, Its First Six Hundred Years of Development
239 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 207 illus, incl. 18 foldouts
Cloth 1993 | ISBN 978-0-924171-17-8 | $75.00s | £49.00 | Add to cart
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
This volume focuses on the architectural development of the sanctuary from its foundation in the late seventh century B.C. to the end of the pre-Imperial Roman phase (31 B.C.). The main periods of sanctuary architecture treated in the volume took shape in the shadow of major historical events of Cyrene, from its colonial foundation and through its rapid expansion under the Battiad monarchs, and its eventual struggle with Persian-occupied Egypt. This is followed by Cyrene's tumultuous and as yet poorly understood fifth century, and its loss of independence under the Ptolemies.
The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya, V
Donald White is Curator of the Mediterranean Section of the University Museum.