Ancient Marbles to American Shores

Uncovers the history of classical archaeology as a discipline in the United States from the Revolutionary War to today. Along the way Dyson discusses the development of American museums and the changing perceptions Americans have had of the classical past.

Ancient Marbles to American Shores
Classical Archaeology in the United States

Stephen L. Dyson

1998 | 320 pages | Cloth $79.95
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Table of Contents


1. Prehistory
2. The Creation of Classical Archaeology in America
3. From Amateur to Professional
4. The Formation of the Museum Tradition
5. The Triumph of the Establishment: Classical Archaeology Between the Wars
6. World War II and Its Aftermath

Afterword: Archaeology in the 1990s and Beyond