Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748627146

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 6174

The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.

Ancient Greece and Rome

A Bibliographical Guide

Author: Keith Hopwood

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719024016

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 450

View: 8692

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591585251

Category:

Page: 704

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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Ancient Greek Literature

Author: Tim Whitmarsh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745627915

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 284

View: 2618

In this book, Tim Whitmarsh offers an innovative new introduction to ancient Greek literature. The volume integrates cutting-edge cultural theory with the latest research in classical scholarship, providing a comprehensive, sophisticated and accessible account of literature from Homer to late antiquity. Whitmarsh offers new readings of some of the best-known and most influential authors of Greek antiquity, including Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Aristophanes and Plato, as well as introducing many lesser-known figures. Unlike conventional narrative histories, this volume focuses on the profound effects of literature within Greek society. Whitmarsh shows that literature, distributed via a range of social institutions, such as festivals, theatres, symposia and book production, played an important role in the legitimization – and challenging – of ideologies of gender, class and cultural identity. The volume also addresses the legacy of Greek literature: how the Victorian cult of Hellenism and its successors have structured the reception of ancient texts, and how and why the modern West has adopted the Greeks as its ancestors. This book will be important reading for undergraduates, in their first year and above, of ancient Greek literature and culture. All texts in the volume are translated, and no knowledge of ancient Greek literature is assumed.

A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

Author: Pierre Destrée,Penelope Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337645

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 8473

The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society

Theologies of Ancient Greek Religion

Author: Esther Eidinow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107153476

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 4788

This book does away once and for all with the assumption that only religions of the book think systematically about god(s).

The Routledge Atlas of Classical History

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415119351

Category: Reference

Page: 92

View: 6630

Covers the Near East, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome; shows the period between 1700 B.C. and 565 A.D.

A Short History of Western Political Thought

Author: W. M. Spellman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 8724

This brief narrative survey of political thought over the past two millennia explores key ideas that have shaped Western political traditions. Beginning with the Ancient Greeks' classical emphasis on politics as an independent sphere of activity, the book goes on to consider the medieval and early modern Christian views of politics and its central role in providing spiritual leadership. Concluding with a discussion of present-day political thought, W. M. Spellman explores the return to the ancient understanding of political life as a more autonomous sphere, and one that doesn't relate to anything beyond the physical world. Setting the work of major and lesser-known political philosophers within its historical context, the book offers a balanced and considered overview of the topic, taking into account the religious values, inherited ideas and social settings of the writers. Assuming no prior knowledge and written in a highly accessible style, A Short History of Western Political Thought is ideal for those seeking to develop an understanding of this fascinating and important subject.

Ancient Greek Democracy

Readings and Sources

Author: Eric W. Robinson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631233947

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 9837

This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece’s greatest inventions: democratic government. Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of vital issues in Greek democracy. Covers democracy’s origins, growth and essential nature. Raises questions of continuing interest. Combines ancient texts in translation and recent scholarly articles. Invites the reader into a process of historical investigation. Contains maps, a glossary and an index.

Who's who in the Greek World

Author: John Hazel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415260329

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 6608

With a user-friendly A to Z layout, this volume contains 1,200 entries on the men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history. Founding fathers, monarchs, Popes, saints, philanthropists, heretics, theologians, and missionaries are profiled with detailed bibliographic information on each prominent figure. Glossary and Chronological table.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827751

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4394

An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature

A Sourcebook

Author: Marguerite Johnson,Terry Ryan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415173302

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 7517

"With numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, this volume is the first major sourcebook to explore the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity." "Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from Greece and Roman worlds shown side by side; this approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context."--Jacket.

A Companion to Ancient History

Author: Andrew Erskine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118581539

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 5525

This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and major themes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading international scholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverage of the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancient history

Fifty Key Classical Authors

Author: Alison Sharrock,Rhiannon Ash

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415165105

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 421

View: 7227

A chronological guide to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is an invaluable introduction to the literature, philosophy and history of the ancient world. Including essays on Sappho, Polybius and Lucan, as well as on major figures such as Homer, Plato, Catullus and Cicero, this book is a vital tool for all students of classical civilization.

Beyond the Rubicon

Romans and Gauls in Republican Italy

Author: J. H. C. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198153009

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6177

The Romans lived in fear and dread of their Gaulish neighbours in the middle and late Republic (fourth to first centuries BC). J. H. C. Williams here examines the perception they formed, and the stories they told, about the Gauls of northern Italy. Why did the Romans hate the Gauls so much, and how did they deal with them? Who were the Gauls - Celts, as many believe? The author tackles these and many other questions in a study of interest to students of cultural interaction and imperialism of all periods.

Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy

Author: Benjamin Isakhan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653686

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7580

Re-examines the long and complex history of democracy and broadens the traditional view of this history by complementing it with examples from unexplored or under-examined quarters.

Personal Names in the Roman World

Author: Clive Cheesman

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715636183

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 696

The Romans were unusual in the ancient world for having many names. A male Roman citizen would probably have three names and may well have had many more. Some of the names were received at birth, some inherited, some assumed by way of adoption or patronage. Greek writers record their bewilderment at this complex system and even the Romans themselves debated its origin. This book - the first synthetic treatment of Roman naming practices in English, and the first in any language for more than half a century - builds on recent scholarship to trace the story of Roman names from the earliest recorded examples down to the end of the Western empire in the fifth century AD.The author places the evidence in its social, cultural and linguistic context, and where appropriate draws on comparative material from other eras and regions. He looks closely at the names of women, non-citizen inhabitants of the Empire and slaves, and concludes that for all their apparent oddity, Roman naming practices fit ancient models. They were governed and replicated not by law, as has been suggested, but by conservatism and a spirit of emulation.With the spread of empire and the incorporation of other cultures into the citizen body, the practices evolved beyond recognition, leaving behind the beginnings of medieval naming systems.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576070921

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 6013

An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world. * Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis * Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research * Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560 * Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies * Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house