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Butrint 3: Excavations at the Triconch Palace (Butrint by William Bowden,Richard Hodges

By William Bowden,Richard Hodges

This attractive and well-illustrated quantity describes the excavations of a giant city quarter, the so-called Triconch Palace, of the Adriatic seaport of Butrint. In so doing it provides to the hot paradigm for the improvement of Roman cities within the Mediterranean. The ebook strains the altering nature of this wealthy and sundry quarter - from 2nd-century Roman townhouses, to a 4th-century elite domus, to a Mid Byzantine buying and selling region to past due medieval allotments - and divulges the rhythms of Butrint and its Mediterranean connections. this is often followed via discussions of the flowery mosaic ornament of the palatial section and their articulation of elite dwelling, in addition to of in-depth discussions of the results of elite and family structure in overdue antiquity and the Mid Byzantine period.

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