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Olynthus—A Classical Greek City Preserved

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World

Olynthus—A Classical Greek City Preserved

Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Founded for defense at the start of the Peloponnesian War, the planned city of Olynthus contains the best-preserved classical houses yet excavated from anywhere in the Greek world. Walk among the row houses and suburban villas to gain a rare glimpse into the patterns of domestic life in the ancient world.


October 30, 2016