Ptolemais, City of the Libyan Pentapolis

By: Kraeling, Carl Hermann

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xviii, 288 pp + 64 plates, 22 plans (including large folded plan of the City in the back pocket). Illustrated with 74 text figures. Large 4to with dark brown spine, ochre cloth, just a slight bit of shelf dust and wear. Interior is clean and unmarked, only sign of wear is a small edge bump to a few pages. Very handsome. Ptolemais of the Libyan Pentapolis was founded in the second half of the third century B.C., probably early in the reign of Ptolemy III, on a site that had already been occupied for almost three centuries by the anonymous 'harbor at Barca.' Extensive remains of Ptolemais have always been visible and a careful plan of them was made by the Beechey brothers in 1822. Between 1935 and 1942 a number of sites including the Street of the Monuments, the Square of the Cisterns, the Palazzo delle Colonne, the Fortress Church, and the Tower Tomb were cleared and studied by the Italians under Professor Giacomo Caputo; and three more buildings, a villa of the early Roman period, a public building on the Street of the Monuments and the City Bath of the Byzantine period, were examined in detail by the Oriental Institute of Chicago under Professor Carl Kraeling between 1956 and 1958. The purpose of the present volume is twofold: to present detailed excavation reports on these last three buildings, and also to attempt a survey of Ptolemais as a whole on the basis of a thorough re-examination of the site carried out by the Institute; University of Chicago. Oriental Institute publications; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 288 pages

Title: Ptolemais, City of the Libyan Pentapolis

Author Name: Kraeling, Carl Hermann

Categories: History: Ancient, Anthropology/Archaeology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 7615

Keywords: Libya Ptolemy,