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H 290 x W 205 mm

128 pages

55 figures (5 plates in colour)

Published Feb 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789691283

Digital: 9781789691290

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Ancient Greece; Classical; Archaic; Aegean; Ionian; Harbours; Archaeology; Greek world; harbour-works; geomorphology; maritime history

Archaic and Classical Harbours of the Greek World

The Aegean and Eastern Ionian contexts

By Chiara Maria Mauro

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A study of the archaeology and history of ancient harbours, with particular focus on the Greek world during the Archaic and Classical eras. It questions what locations were the most propitious for the installation of harbours; what kinds of harbour-works were built and for what purpose; and what harbour forms were documented.



Introduction; Chapter 1. Account of Previous Research; Chapter 2. A History of Ancient Harbours up to 800 BC; Chapter 3. The Geomorphology of Greek Harbours; Chapter 4. Harbour-works in the Greek World; Chapter 5. Variation in Harbour Forms; Conclusion; Appendix; References

About the Author

CHIARA MARIA MAURO gained an MA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2012 with a dissertation on Phoenician seafaring in the Archaic period, and in 2014 she completed a master’s degree in Teaching History, Geography and History of Art at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). In 2016 she obtained a PhD in Studies on the Ancient World from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain. In 2015 she was Visiting Research Student at the University Alma Mater (Bologna, Italy); in October 2017 she was awarded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the project ‘Ancient Harbours in the Greek World: A study of Aegean and eastern Ionian Sea harbours from the dawn of the city-state to the Classical period’. She is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Haifa Center for Mediterranean History in the Department of Maritime Civilizations.