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  • Print publication year: 2016
  • Online publication date: May 2017

Preface

Summary

Over the course of his long and illustrious career as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Edinburgh University (1961–76), Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge (1976–2001) and currently Fellow of the McDonald Institute of Archaeology at Cambridge, Anthony Snodgrass has influenced and been associated with a long series of eminent Classical linguists, historians and archaeologists.

In November 2014 a special conference took place in Magdelene College, Cambridge to celebrate Anthony's eightieth birthday. Out of this meeting two edited Festschrift volumes have been prepared. The first provides articles written for Anthony by his former students. That will appear under the editorship of Lisa Nevett and James Whitley as a monograph of the McDonald Institute at Cambridge: An Age of Experiment: Classical Archaeology Transformed (1976–2014).

In acknowledgement of his immense academic achievement this second volume offers special papers contributed by friends and colleagues reflecting his wide-ranging research interests: Greek prehistory, the Greek Iron Age and Archaic era, Greek texts and archaeology, Classical art history, societies on the fringes of the Greek and Roman world, and regional field survey.

The intellectual circle of a great senior academic is reflected in this collection of essays that bring fresh insights into the history, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman Worlds.