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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 the social history of this ancient language from its Indo-European roots to the present day. Explains key relationships between the language and literature of the Classical period (500 - 300 BC) Provides a social history of the language which transliterates and translates all Greek as appropriate, and is therefore accessible 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 and political context Reflects the latest thinking on subjects such as Koiné Greek and the relationship between literary and vernacular Greek


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 Cause and Effect
The Author Don Nardo
The Publisher Referencepoint Press
Release Date2017-08
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Pages 80
ISBN 1682821528
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Learn about the fall of the western Roman Empire and how it marked the close of ancient times and set Europe on the path it would take through the medieval era and on into modern times.


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 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 The Ancient Near East Greece and Rome
The Author Jack L. Schwartzwald
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2014-02-27
Genre History
Pages 232
ISBN 9780786478064
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 Empire 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 A Brief History of Pharmacy
The Author Bob Zebroski
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2015-08-20
Genre History
Pages 250
ISBN 9781317413332
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pharmacy has become an integral part of our lives. Nearly half of all 300 million Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, accounting for $250 billion per year in sales in the US alone. And this number doesn't even include the over-the-counter medications or health aids that are taken. How did this practice become such an essential part of our lives and our health? A Brief History of Pharmacy: Humanity's Search for Wellness aims to answer that question. As this short overview of the practice shows, the search for well-being through the ingestion or application of natural products and artificially derived compounds is as old as humanity itself. From the Mesopotamians to the corner drug store, Bob Zebroski describes how treatments were sought, highlights some of the main victories of each time period, and shows how we came to be people who rely on drugs to feel better, to live longer, and look younger. This accessible survey of pharmaceutical history is essential reading for all students of pharmacy.


The Book A Short History of Writing Instruction
The Author James Jerome Murphy
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2012
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 304
ISBN 9780415897457
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The collection is rich in scholarship and critical perspectives, which is made accessible through the robust list of pedagogical tools included, such as the Key Concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter, and the Glossary of Key Terms and Bibliography for Further Study provided at the end of the text. Further additions include increased attention to orthography, or the physical aspects of the writing process, new material on high school instruction, sections on writing in the electronic age, and increased coverage of women rhetoricians and writing instruction of women. A new chapter on writing instruction in Late Medieval Europe was also added to augment coverage of the Middle Ages, fill the gap in students' knowledge of the period, and present instructional methods that can be easily reproduced in the modern classroom.


The Book Utopias
The Author Howard P. Segal
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2012-03-02
Genre Religion
Pages 224
ISBN 9781118234310
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This brief history connects the past and present of utopian thought, from the first utopias in ancient Greece, right up to present day visions of cyberspace communities and paradise. Explores the purpose of utopias, what they reveal about the societies who conceive them, and how utopias have changed over the centuries Unique in including both non-Western and Western visions of utopia Explores the many forms utopias have taken – prophecies and oratory, writings, political movements, world's fairs, physical communities – and also discusses high-tech and cyberspace visions for the first time The first book to analyze the implicitly utopian dimensions of reform crusades like Technocracy of the 1930s and Modernization Theory of the 1950s, and the laptop classroom initiatives of recent years


The Book Hellas a Short History of Ancient Greece
The Author Cyril Edward Robinson
The Publisher
Release Date1969
Genre Greece
Pages 201
ISBN OCLC:992089455
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Western Civilization A Brief History
The Author Jackson Spielvogel
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2013-01-01
Genre History
Pages 800
ISBN 9781133606765
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Put the world today into context by learning about the past through this brief, best-selling Western Civilization text that has helped thousands of students succeed in the course. Jack Spielvogel’s engaging style of writing 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. You will also be exposed to primary source documents--actual historical documents that are the foundation for the historical analysis you read in the chapter. These documents include letters, poems, and songs through history--documents that enliven the past. Throughout the book there are also helpful tools to help you digest the reading, including outlines, focus questions, chronologies, numerous maps, and boldface key terms with definitions. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Book A Brief History of the Olympic Games
The Author David C. Young
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2008-04-15
Genre History
Pages 200
ISBN 9780470777756
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence. Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets.


The Book Lysistrata
The Author Aristophanes
The Publisher
Release Date1982
Genre
Pages 79
ISBN OCLC:230807461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Komedie van de Griekse dichter (c.455-c.385 v. Chr.).


The Book The Ancient Greeks
The Author Virginia Schomp
The Publisher Marshall Cavendish
Release Date2007-09-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 96
ISBN 0761425470
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A retelling of several key ancient Greek myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Greeks"--Provided by publisher.


The Book A Short History of the Ancient World
The Author Nicholas K. Rauh
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2017-12-06
Genre History
Pages 356
ISBN 9781442603851
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Short History of the Ancient World examines the emergence of urban civilization on the continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Tracing developments from prehistoric times through the end of antiquity, the book investigates the unique social, cultural, religious, economic, and political characteristics of each civilization. Use of evidence from material cultural reconstructs patterns of social development and quality of life, while ancient texts help assess the belief systems and cultural aspirations of those civilizations."--


The Book Antigone
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher
Release Date1868
Genre
Pages 93
ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000153043
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 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 A Short history of writing instruction from ancient Greece to twentieth century America
The Author James Jerome Murphy
The Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum
Release Date1995-11-01
Genre History
Pages 241
ISBN 0961180064
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: One of the major figures in this book, the Roman educator Quintilian, points out that writing -- unlike speaking -- must always be learned from a teacher since it cannot be learned by natural imitation as oral language is. He uses the example of a two-year-old who can understand and speak even though the child is years away from being able to be taught even the rudiments of the written alphabet. Writing instruction therefore plays an important role in any literate culture. This book offers a survey of the ways in which writing has been taught in Western culture, from ancient Greece to present-day America. Although there have been many studies of individual periods or specific educators, this volume provides the first systematic coverage of teaching writing over the 25 centuries from the ancient Sophists to today. It is hoped that the modern reader will find useful ideas in this account of the ebb and flow of teaching methods and philosophies over the years.