The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801371

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 6602

'From reviews of The Oxford History of the Classical World: the book is truly excellent the standard of the contributions is extraordinarily high ' -Observer' this book has no equal and would be difficult to better ' -Books and Bookmen

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Roman World

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854360

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 8117

'the grateful reader wonders how on earth they could have done such a stylish job and still set the price so low.' -Country Life

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Michael Gagarin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195170725

Category: History

Page: 3584

View: 3970

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

The Hellenistic Age

Author: Peter Thonemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198759010

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 1366

The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhone to the Indus. A Celt from the lower Danube could serve in the mercenary army of a Macedonian king ruling in Egypt, and a Greek philosopher from Cyprus could compare the religions of the Brahmins and the Jews on the basis of first-hand knowledge of both. Kings from Sicily to Tajikistan struggled to meet the challenges of ruling multi-ethnic states, and Greek city-states came together under the earliest federal governments known to history. The scientists of Ptolemaic Alexandria measured the circumference of the earth, while pioneering Greek argonauts explored the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coast of Africa. Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).

The Oxford History of Classical Art

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 406

View: 3287

Provides an overview of Greek and Roman art from the 8th century B.C. to the late Roman Empire, examining the different styles, artists, and patrons for each period.

Ancient Greece

A History in Eleven Cities

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579608

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 8868

The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient Greek models. Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city - in Greek, the polis, from which we derive 'politics'. It is above all this feature of Greek civilization that has formed its most enduring legacy, spawning such key terms as aristocracy, oligarchy, tyranny and - last but by no means least - democracy. This highly stimulating introduction to Ancient Greece takes the polis as its starting point. Paul Cartledge uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative themes in Ancient Greek history, from the first documented use of the Greek language around 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in around CE 330. Covering everything from politics, trade, and travel to slavery, gender, religion, and philosophy, it provides the ideal concise introduction to the history and culture of this remarkable civilization that helped give birth to the world as we know it.

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601348

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 7500

Introduces major topics in ancient Greek civilization through the development of eleven characteristic city states, ranging from prehistoric Cnossos through Byzantion, and including the future Marseilles as well as Athens and Sparta.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199651914

Category: Art

Page: 759

View: 4034

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198706774

Category: History

Page: 867

View: 5566

Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion

Author: Esther Eidinow,Julia Kindt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199642036

Category: Greece

Page: 736

View: 3932

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship in ancient Greek religion, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. The handbook lays out the key dimensions of ancient Greek religion, approaches to evidence, and the representations of myths. The chapters reveal to readers the questions about, and the continuities and differences between, religious structures across time and place; including cultural interactions with Egypt, the Near East, theBlack Sea, and Bactria and India.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe

Publisher: Oxford Illustrated Histories

ISBN: 9780192854414

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 7568

'takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the development of Western culture -- a definitive study.' -Oxford Times

A History of the Ancient World

Author: Chester G. Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195066289

Category: History

Page: 742

View: 4189

Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World

Author: David Sacks,Oswyn Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195112061

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 8554

Alphabetically arranged entries provide a detailed look at the history of this ancient culture, covering such topics as art, architecture, technology, and women's roles.

Polybius and His World

Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Author: Bruce Gibson,Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199608407

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 3090

Polybius and his World honours F. W. Walbank's achievement by bringing together a number of leading scholars in the fields of Hellenistic historiography and history.

The Hellenistic West

Author: Jonathan R. W. Prag,Josephine Crawley Quinn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032423

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 2319

Pathbreaking essays challenging the traditional focus on the eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic period and on Rome in the West.

Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Author: S. Cuomo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521810736

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 9999

This book uses five case-studies to set ancient technical knowledge in its political, social and intellectual context.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

Author: Michael Fontaine,Adele C. Scafuro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199743541

Category: Drama

Page: 894

View: 7072

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From its birth in Greece to its end in Rome, from its Hellenistic to its Imperial receptions, no topic is neglected. The 41 essays offer cutting-edge guides through comedy's immense terrain.

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens

A History of Ancient Greece

Author: Robin Waterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023430X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3342

"A brilliant, up-to-date account of all of ancient Greek history (the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods), suitable for history buffs and university students, enlivened by a strong thesis about the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification"--