320 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 20 illus.
Cloth 1998 | ISBN 9780812234466 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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"An engrossing book."—MinervaIn Ancient Marbles to American Shores, Stephen L. Dyson uncovers the history of classical archaeology in the United States by exploring the people and programs that gave birth to archaeology as a discipline in this country. He puts aside the common formula of chronicling great digs, great discoveries, and great men in favor of a cultural, ideological, and institutional history of the subject.
"This volume should be in the library of every institution with a classics program."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The first major historical study of this subject. . . . It is definitely a success."—Journal of Field Archaeology
Filling the void of information on the history of classical archaeology in the United States, this lively book is a valuable contribution to literature on a subject which is enjoying ever-increasing interest and attention.
Stephen L. Dyson is Professor of Classics at the State University of New York, Buffalo, past President of the Archaeological Institute of America, and author of Community and Society in Roman Italy.