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Macedonia - Thessaloniki

Macedonia - Thessaloniki

From the Exhibits of the Archaeological Museum

Polyxeni Adam Veleni
translator: Deborah Kazazis

Ministry of Culture. Archaeological Receipts Fund, 2009
95 p.
ISBN 978-960-214-859-4, [In Print]
Price € 8,00


The History of the Archaeological Museum
1. Prehistoric Macedonia
- Paleolithic - Neolithic eras
- The Bronze Age

2. The Transition to the Historical Period in Macedonia
The Iron Age (1100-600 Bc)

3. The Historical Period in Macedonia (7th C. Bc-4th C. Ad)
- Geographical and historical framework
- The rise and fall of the Kingdom of Macedonia
- Roman rule in Macedonia (168 BC-4th c. AD)
- Dating Macedonian inscriptions
- Population, society, and institutions
- The weaponry of the Macedonian army
- Education
- Rural life
- Workshops
- Travel and trade
- Private life and the household
- Beliefs about the afterlife
- Cults and myths
- Arts and letters

4. Thessaloniki
The Historical Context: The settlements around the Thermaic Gulf before the founding of Thessaloniki, The founding of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki under Roman rule, The period of the Tetrarchy
- Private and public life
- The cemeteries
Monumental Building Complexes: The archaeological site in Kyprion Agoniston Square, The Hellenistic baths in the later Roman Imperial agora (forum), The agora during the Imperial age, The "Incantadas", The Galerian palace complex
- Festivals, spectacles and their venues
- Cults
- The Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods
- The Ionic temple transported to Thessaloniki

5. The Gold of Macedon
- Goldworking techniques
- Precious funerary offerings in Macedonian cemeteries
- The Derveni krater

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