Nato Science Series E:

Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade

Editors: Herz, N., Waelkens, Marc (Eds.)

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Marble in Ancient Greece and Rome: Geology, Quarries, Commerce, Artifacts Marble remains the sine qua non raw material of the an­ cient Greeks and Romans. Beginning in the Bronze Age sculptu­ re began in marble and throughout classical times the most im­ portant statues, reliefs, monuments and inscriptions were made of it. Yet, quarry sources changed in time as preferences for different marbles were influenced by local traditions, the pos­ sibilities of transport, esthetic tastes, and economics. Marble studies and the identification of the provenance of marble can thus reveal much about Greek and Roman history, trade, esthe­ tics and technology. Persons in many disciplines are studying various aspects of Greek and Roman marble usage. Geologists and geochemists are working on methods to determine the provenance of marble; ar­ chaeologists are noting changing patterns of import and use in excavation~ and discovering how improving quarrying techniques and prelimihary dressing of the extracted material influenced the final shape of artifacts; ancient historians are now under­ standing quarry organization and bureaucracies that controlled marble production and trade; art historians are seeing how phy­ sical characteristics of the stone affected the techniques and style of sculpture; architects and engineers are interested in quarry technologies and usage in building construction. These specialists drawn from many disciplines rarely have an opportu­ nity to compare notes and see how each can contribute to the research effort of others.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade
Editors
  • N. Herz
  • Marc Waelkens
Series Title
Nato Science Series E:
Series Volume
153
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-7795-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-7795-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-3793-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8313-5
Series ISSN
0168-132X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 482
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