|All Things Classics||
I was just wondering if anyone knew of any writers/ sources that mention archaeology (though more likely art history/ antiquarianism) within the ancient world. I know that Pollitt covers the art history side of things, but I was wondering if there was anything more specific that mentions how Romans may have percieved Greek monuments or ruins (what we might term archaeological sites) for example. It seems that this might be a bit of a dead-ender, since whilst there was an interest in their past, in seems that, at least for most historians, that this evidence was got through written records and word of mouth, and that a fair few of the various histories are contemporary doesn't help I guess. Either how, anyone with any views on this, feel free to add them!