Die Armee Alexanders des Großen

Author: Nick Sekunda,Waldemar Heckel,Angus McBride,Ryan Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939908784

Category:

Page: 112

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Body, Dress, and Identity in Ancient Greece

Author: Mireille M. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107055369

Category: Art

Page: 379

View: 3653

This is the first general monograph on ancient Greek dress in English to be published in more than a century. By applying modern dress theory to the ancient evidence, this book reconstructs the social meanings attached to the dressed body in ancient Greece. Whereas many scholars have focused on individual aspects of ancient Greek dress, from the perspectives of literary, visual, and archaeological sources, this volume synthesizes the diverse evidence and offers fresh insights into this essential aspect of ancient society.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

Politics, Society, and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 1385

The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small group of people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations ever. Comprehensive and balanced, A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, Second Edition is a shorter version of the authors' highly successful Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, Second Edition (OUP, 2008). Four leading authorities on the classical world offer a lively and up-to-date account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, and integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history. They show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, this compact volume provides an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece.

Religions of the Ancient Greeks

Author: S. R. F. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388672

Category: History

Page: 217

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This is a book about the religious life of the Greeks from archaic times to the fifth century AD, looked at in the context of a variety of different cities and periods. Simon Price examines local practices and ideas in the light of general Greek ideas, relating them to gender roles, for example, political life, Attic tragedy and the trial of Socrates. He lays emphasis on the reactions to Greek religions of ancient thinkers - Greek, Roman and Christian. The evidence drawn on is of all kinds: literary, inscriptional and archaeological.

Warfare in Ancient Greece

A Sourcebook

Author: Michael M. Sage

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415143554

Category: History

Page: 252

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Warfare in Ancient Greece assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the Greek experience of war. The author has carefully selected key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries. For the Greek polis, warfare was a more usual state of affairs than peace. The documents assembled here recreate the social and historical framework in which ancient Greek warfare took place - over a period of more than a thousand years from the Homeric Age to Alexander the Great. Special attention is paid to the attitudes and feelings of the Greeks towards defeated people and captured cities. Complete with notes, index and bibliography, Warfare in Ancient Greece will provide students of Ancient and Military History with an unprecedented survey of relevant materials

The Ancient Greeks

Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473548969

Category: History

Page: 336

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They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? Here, Edith Hall gives us a revelatory way of viewing this geographically scattered people, visiting different communities at various key moments during twenty centuries of ancient history. Identifying ten unique traits central to the widespread ancient Greeks, Hall unveils a civilization of incomparable richness and a people of astounding complexity – and explains how they made us who we are today. ‘A thoroughly readable and illuminating account of this fascinating people... This excellent book makes us admire and like the ancient Greeks equally’ Independent ‘A worthy and lively introduction to one of the two groups of ancient peoples who really formed the western world’ Sunday Times ‘Throughout, Hall exemplifies her subjects’ spirit of inquiry, their originality and their open-mindedness’ Daily Telegraph ‘A book that is both erudite and splendidly entertaining’ Financial Times

Ancient Greek Myth in Modern Greek Poetry

Essays in Memory of C.A. Trypanis

Author: Peter Mackridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714647517

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 9929

This volume contains essays by 15 scholars. One essay deals with myth in the Cretan renaissance (16th-17th centuries), while the rest cover the use of ancient myth by 19th- and 20th-century poets. Finally, Peter Bien compares attitudes to the ancient Greeks in English and modern Greek poetry.

Roots of Ancient Greek Civilization

The Influence of Old Europe

Author: Harald Haarmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476615896

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8070

Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity. This work considers both the multicultural wellspring from which these ideas flowed and their ready assimilation by the Greeks, who embraced these hallmarks of civilization, and refined them to the level of sophistication that defines classical antiquity.

Intimate Lives of the Ancient Greeks

Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313385726

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 2277

This informative and enjoyable book surveys many aspects of the personal and emotional lives and belief systems of the ancient Greeks, focusing on such issues as familial life, religious piety, and ethnic identity. • Provides an unprecedented survey of ancient Greeks that describes the full scope of the personal and emotional lives of the actual people who gave rise to Greek laws, literature, and culture • Reconstructs the everyday, emotional experiences of individuals in the ancient world and depicts the ways in which details of private life affected the individual's world view • Covers all regions inhabited by the Greeks from the Archaic through the Classical periods, including the Greek mainland and islands, western Turkey, the Black Sea, North Africa, Sicily, and southern Italy

Hellenicity

Between Ethnicity and Culture

Author: Jonathan M. Hall

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226313290

Category: History

Page: 312

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"By returning to the crucial historical time and place of ancient Greece, Hall demonstrates the vicissitudes of ethnic identity and shows how it is actively constructed and revised."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678800X

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 8081

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

post victorium Bartoletti

Author: Mortimer Chambers

Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

ISBN: 9783815413654

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

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A Companion to Greek Literature

Author: Martin Hose,David Schenker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444339427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways

The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece

Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Kurt Raaflaub,Raaflaub, Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226701011

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 3841

Although there is constant conflict over its meanings and limits, political freedom itself is considered a fundamental and universal value throughout the modern world. For most of human history, however, this was not the case. In this book, Kurt Raaflaub asks the essential question: when, why, and under what circumstances did the concept of freedom originate? To find out, Raaflaub analyses ancient Greek texts from Homer to Thucydides in their social and political contexts. Archaic Greece, he concludes, had little use for the idea of political freedom; the concept arose instead during the great confrontation between Greeks and Persians in the early fifth century BCE. Raaflaub then examines the relationship of freedom with other concepts, such as equality, citizenship, and law, and pursues subsequent uses of the idea—often, paradoxically, as a tool of domination, propaganda, and ideology. Raaflaub's book thus illuminates both the history of ancient Greek society and the evolution of one of humankind's most important values, and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the conceptual fabric that still shapes our world views.

Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE

Author: Allison Glazebrook,Madeleine M. Henry

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299235637

Category: History

Page: 324

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Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE challenges the often-romanticized view of the prostitute as an urbane and liberated courtesan by examining the social and economic realities of the sex industry in Greco-Roman culture. Departing from the conventional focus on elite society, these essays consider the Greek prostitute as displaced foreigner, slave, and member of an urban underclass. The contributors draw on a wide range of material and textual evidence to discuss portrayals of prostitutes on painted vases and in the literary tradition, their roles at symposia (Greek drinking parties), and their place in the everyday life of the polis. Reassessing many assumptions about the people who provided and purchased sexual services, this volume yields a new look at gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economy in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Antike und moderne Demokratie

Author: Moses I. Finley,Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150099667

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 144

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Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

The Evidence

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118300955

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 428

With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

Author: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998143

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 1320

The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.

The Cattle of the Sun

Cows and Culture in the World of the Ancient Greeks

Author: Jeremy McInerney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691140073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 3406

Includes selections translated from the Ancient Greek.

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188065

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6088

"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--