The Book: Greek Cities of Sicily: History, Architecture, Archaeology

Scala Publishers, London and Istanbul 2020

 

ISBN 

 

Content
xxx Pages. xxx color photos, xx drawings, x maps, Author’s Note, Appendix, Bibliography, Glossary

 

Buying the book:

Henry Matthews brings to life the ancient cities of Sicily. He illuminates the history of the island from the Greek migrations in the 8th century BCE to the creation of great trading cities in the classical era, with magnificent temples and theaters. He discusses topics from the role of mythology in the Panhellenic world to the achievements of Sicilian scientists, artists, poets, playwrights, and philosophers. After briefly introducing the principles of Greek architecture, he guides readers around seven cities, revealing the unique character of individual buildings and their role in distinctive urban designs. Plans, drawings and many photographs offer travelers a vivid record of the fascinating places they have seen.

Contents

Author’s Note

 

Part I: Topography, History and Architectural Principles

 

1. The Mediterranean Context of Sicily

 

2. Greek Migration and Colonization: An Overview

 

3. The Rise of the Tyrants: Warfare and Urban Transformation

 

4. Conflict with Carthage and Rome

 

5. Sicily as Roman Province

 

6. A Reflection on the History of Greek Sicily

 

7. The Essence of Greek Architecture

 

Part II: Cities and Their Architecture

 

8. Syracuse

 

9. Akragas (Agrigento)

 

10. Selinous (Selinunte)

 

11. Segesta

 

12. Tauromenion (Taormina)

 

13. Himera

 

14. Morgantina

 

Appendix: Other Greek Cities in Sicily

 

Bibliography

 

Glossary