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The Book A Brief History of Ancient Greece
The Author
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 402
ISBN STANFORD:36105132216651
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book A Brief History of Ancient Greece International Edition
The Author Professor of Classics at Hunter College and Graduate School Sarah B Pomeroy
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date2014-07-03
Genre Greece
Pages 432
ISBN 0199981566
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Not for sale in the USA or Canada. Content has been changed for Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Adaptation with the author's approval"--Title page verso.


The Book A Brief History of Ancient Greek
The Author Stephen Colvin
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2013-12-05
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 232
ISBN 9781118610725
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Brief History of Ancient Greek accessibly depicts thesocial history of this ancient language from its Indo-Europeanroots to the present day. Explains key relationships between the language and literatureof the Classical period (500 - 300 BC) Provides a social history of the language which transliteratesand translates all Greek as appropriate, and is thereforeaccessible to readers who know little or no Greek Written in the framework of modern sociolinguistic theory,relating the development of Ancient Greek to its social andpolitical context Reflects the latest thinking on subjects such as KoinéGreek and the relationship between literary and vernacularGreek


The Book A Short History of Ancient Greece
The Author P.J. Rhodes
The Publisher I.B.Tauris
Release Date2014-09-30
Genre History
Pages 240
ISBN 9781780765945
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Classical Greece and its legacy have long inspired a powerful and passionate fascination. The civilization that bequeathed to later ages drama and democracy, Homer and heroism, myth and Mycenae and the Delphic Oracle and the Olympic Games has, perhaps more than any other, helped shape the intellectual contours of the modern world. P J Rhodes is among the most distinguished historians of antiquity. In this elegant, zesty new survey he explores the archaic (8th - early 5th centuries BCE), classical (5th and 4th centuries BCE) and Hellenistic (late 4th - mid-2nd centuries BCE) periods up to the beginning of Roman hegemony. His scope is that of the people who originated on the Greek mainland and Aegean islands who later migrated to the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and then (following the conquests of Alexander) to the Near East and beyond. Exploring topics such as the epic struggle with Persia; the bitter rivalry of Athens and Sparta; slaves and ethnicity; religion and philosophy; and literature and the visual arts, this authoritative book will attract students and non-specialists in equal measure.


The Book A Brief History of Ancient Astrology
The Author Roger Beck
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2008-04-15
Genre History
Pages 176
ISBN 9780470775370
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Brief History of Ancient Astrology explores the theory and practice of astrology from Babylon to Ancient Greece and Rome and its cultural and political impact on ancient societies. Discusses the union between early astrology and astronomy, in contrast to the modern dichotomy between science and superstition. Explains the ancient understanding of the zodiac and its twelve signs, the seven planets, and the fixed circle of 'places' against which the signs and planets revolve. Demonstrates how to construct and interpret a horoscope in the ancient manner, using original ancient horoscopes and handbooks. Considers the relevance of ancient astrology today.


The Book Western Civilization A Brief History
The Author Jackson Spielvogel
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2010-01-01
Genre History
Pages 768
ISBN 9780495571476
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This brief, best-selling Western civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jack Spielvogel’s engaging, chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents, weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. While the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel’s use of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--truly enlivens the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. And now, an optional robust interactive eBook is available to bundle with the text or use stand-alone. Students will have access to online practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, MP3 chapter summaries, and more. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57147-6; Volume I: To 1715, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-57148-3; Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57149-0. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Book Sapiens
The Author Yuval Noah Harari
The Publisher Thomas Rap
Release Date2014-03-06
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789400403284
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Honderdduizend jaar geleden leefde de Homo sapiens nog een tamelijk onbekommerd bestaan in een uithoek van het Afrikaanse continent en deelde hij de planeet met ten minste vijf andere menssoorten. Maar op een zeker moment onderging het brein van deze mens een ingrijpende verandering: nu kon hij zich plots verbeelden dat het gras elders wel eens groener zou kunnen zijn, en dus maakte hij zich op om de wereld te veroveren. In Sapiens neemt Yuval Noah Harari ons mee op een fascinerende reis door de geschiedenis van de mensheid. Wie zijn we? Waar komen we vandaan? En hoe zijn we zo geworden als we nu zijn? In zijn aanstekelijke relaas laat Harari ons kennismaken met het meest dominante wezen op aarde: de mens.


The Book Herodotus histori n
The Author Herodotus
The Publisher Brill Archive
Release Date1956
Genre
Pages 624
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book De Peloponnesische oorlog
The Author Thucydides
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2014-01-08
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789025300654
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Thucydides grote werk, om zijn stijl en inhoud in de Oudheid en later steeds weer bewonderd en nagevolgd, vormt het begin van de geschiedschrijving in Europa en biedt een onvergetelijk beeld van de grandeur et misère van de eerste democratie ter wereld. In het eerste van de acht boeken waaruit zijn levenswerk bestaat somt Thucydides strenge eisen op waaraan een geschiedwerk moet voldoen. En vervolgens vertelt hij in zeven boeken de geschiedenis van wat hij ziet als de grootste oorlog ooit. Die geschiedenis bevat de veelbesproken grafrede van Perikles; een aangrijpende beschrijving van de epidemie die Athene teisterde; verhalen over de tragische ondergang van vele steden en de dood van ontelbare dappere strijders; het fascinerende verslag van de insluiting van enkele honderden Spartanen op een eiland; een openhartige en diepgravende dialoog over het recht van een superstaat om te heersen over zwakkeren en veel, veel meer. De Peloponnesische Oorlog is een zeer groot en zeer veelomvattend werk. Niemand zou zoiets nu nog durven of zelfs maar kunnen ondernemen.


The Book De geboorte van het klassieke Europa
The Author Simon Price
The Publisher Spectrum
Release Date2011-08-30
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789000300600
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In oktober 2005 werd voor het gebouw van het Europees Parlement in Straatsburg een imposant beeld onthuld. Het beeld, een gift van de stad Agios Nikolaos op Kreta, stelt de legendarische prinses Europa voor, rijdend op een stier. Op een dag werd oppergod Zeus verliefd op de mooie Europa. Om haar in te palmen nam hij de gedaante aan van een prachtige stier, waarna hij haar op zijn rug de zee over droeg naar Kreta. Het beeld in Straatsburg staat zo symbool voor de plaats die Kreta in de Europese geschiedenis inneemt: de mythische prinses zou haar naam aan het latere Europa schenken en zo staat de Minoïsche beschaving op Kreta aan de basis van de Europese geschiedenis. De geboorte van het klassieke Europa vertelt de Europese geschiedenis die loopt van de zogenoemde Minoïsche beschaving op Kreta uit het midden van het tweede millennium v.Chr. tot het Laat- Romeinse Rijk van de 4e en vroege 5e eeuw n.Chr. Centraal in deze beschouwing staan de oude volken uit het noorden van het Middellandse Zeebekken, de Grieken en Romeinen. De volken die rond de Egeïsche Zee, op de zuidelijke Balkan en op het Italiaanse schiereiland leefden waren verantwoordelijk voor de voornaamste ontwikkelingen die de geschiedenis zouden bepalen.


The Book A History of Ancient Greek
The Author Maria Arapopoulou
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2007-01-11
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 1617
ISBN 9780521833073
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Comprehensive, authoritative but highly accessible reference work essential for all those interested in the history of Greek.


The Book The Ancient Near East Greece and Rome
The Author Jack L. Schwartzwald
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2014-03-08
Genre History
Pages 232
ISBN 9781476613079
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book offers a concise survey of Western Civilization from the Stone Age through the fall of the last Western Roman Emperor in AD 476. Each of the three sections chronicle a critical epoch in human history. Section I encompasses man’s ascent from barbarism to civilization in the Ancient Near East; Section II witnesses the development of Western Civilization in Ancient Greece; and Section III catalogs the failed attempt to build the West’s first “nation-state” in Ancient Rome. Human foibles are abundantly portrayed but so too is the ascent of humankind.


The Book Western Civilization A Brief History Volume I To 1715
The Author Jackson Spielvogel
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2007-01-04
Genre History
Pages 400
ISBN 9780495099741
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This brief, best-selling Western civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jack Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents, weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. Each chapter offers a substantial introduction and conclusion that sparks students' imaginations by giving them a context within which to understand these disparate themes. And while the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel's use of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--truly enliven the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. The richness of the text's pedagogy, in tandem with its brevity, make it the ideal choice for instructors who wish to offer students an economical yet trusted book, or those who use a primary text in combination with readings and materials of their own selection. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 0-495-09973-2; Volume I: To 1715, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0-495-09974-0; Volume II: Since 1500, Fourth Edition (Chapters 13-29), ISBN: 0-495-09975-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Book Cicero
The Author Anthony Everitt
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre
Pages 428
ISBN 9026321406
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Biografie van de Romeinse staatsman en redenaar Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 v. Chr.).


The Book Hellas A Short History of Ancient Greece
The Author C. E. Robinson
The Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date2013-04-16
Genre History
Pages 220
ISBN 9781446546970
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


The Book De werken en dagen
The Author Hesiodus
The Publisher
Release Date1834
Genre
Pages 62
ISBN BSB:BSB10233117
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book SPQR
The Author Mary Beard
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2016-04-06
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789025300593
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Het oude Rome is belangrijk. De geschiedenis van het rijk, van zijn veroveringen, wreedheid en uitspattingen, is voor ons nog altijd een ijkpunt. Zijn mythen, verhalen, disputen en problemen houden ons nog altijd bezig. SPQR biedt een frisse kijk op de Romeinse geschiedenis door een van ’s werelds belangrijkste classici. Mary Beard onderzoekt niet alleen hoe Rome van een onbelangrijk dorp in Midden-Italië uitgroeide tot een wereldmacht die heerste over een gebied van Spanje tot in Syrië, maar ook hoe de Romeinen zichzelf en hun wereld zagen, en waarom dat van belang is tot in onze eeuw. Deze gezaghebbende geschiedenis omspant duizend jaar, en werpt een nieuw licht op veel aspecten van de Romeinse beschaving, van de slavernij en de religie tot het stromend water. Het is het definitieve boek over het oude Rome, verrassend en goedgeschreven.


The Book A Brief History of Citizenship
The Author Derek Heater
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date2004-07-07
Genre History
Pages 155
ISBN 9780814736715
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “Patrolling the neighborhoods of central Fort Worth, sorting through trash piles, exploring dumpsters, scanning the streets and the gutters for items lost or discarded, I gathered the city's degraded bounty, then returned home to sort and catalogue the take.” —From the Introduction In December of 2001 Jeff Ferrell quit his job as tenured professor, moved back to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, and, with a place to live but no real income, began an eight-month odyssey of essentially living off of the street. Empire of Scrounge tells the story of this unusual journey into the often illicit worlds of scrounging, recycling, and second-hand living. Existing as a dumpster diver and trash picker, Ferrell adopted a way of life that was both field research and free-form survival. Riding around on his scrounged BMX bicycle, Ferrell investigated the million-dollar mansions, working-class neighborhoods, middle class suburbs, industrial and commercial strips, and the large downtown area, where he found countless discarded treasures, from unopened presents and new clothes to scrap metal and even food. Richly illustrated throughout, Empire of Scrounge is both a personal journey and a larger tale about the changing values of American society. Perhaps nowhere else do the fault lines of inequality get reflected so clearly than at the curbside trash can, where one person's garbage often becomes another's bounty. Throughout this engaging narrative, full of a colorful cast of characters, from the mansion living suburbanites to the junk haulers themselves, Ferrell makes a persuasive argument about the dangers of over-consumption. With landfills overflowing, today’s highly disposable culture produces more trash than ever before—and yet the urge to consume seems limitless. In the end, while picking through the city's trash was often dirty and unpleasant work, unearthing other people's discards proved to be unquestionably illuminating. After all, what we throw away says more about us than what we keep.


The Book Children s Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology
The Author Antoinette Brazouski
The Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date1994
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 185
ISBN 0313289735
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This reference begins with chapters on the history of children's books on classical mythology in the United States, and then presents an annotated bibliography of appropriate titles for children.


The Book The Poets and the Poetry of the Ancient Greeks
The Author Abraham Mills
The Publisher
Release Date1854
Genre Greek literature
Pages 485
ISBN HARVARD:HN8XJP
Language English, Spanish, And French