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The Book Ancient Greek Civilization
The Author David Sansone
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2011-08-31
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 9781444358773
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of the literature, art, and thought of the ancient Greeks. Tells the story of Greek civilization from the from the Minoan Period to the time of the Byzantine Empire Surveys the remarkable culture and history the ancient Greeks Explores the ways in which Greek civilization has been continually reinvented from antiquity to the present day Updated edition includes additional illustrations, maps, and timelines, a glossary, and an annotated bibliography


The Book Ancient Greece
The Author Michelle Breyer
The Publisher Teacher Created Resources
Release Date1996
Genre Education
Pages 176
ISBN 9781557345752
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Reciprocity in Ancient Greece
The Author Christopher Gill
The Publisher Clarendon Press
Release Date1998
Genre History
Pages 370
ISBN 0198149972
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this collection of new essays, an international group of experts explores the significance of reciprocity (the principle and practice of voluntary requital, of benefit for benefit or harm for harm) in ancient Greek culture. Reciprocity has been seen as an important notion for anthropologists studying economic and social relations. A key question has been whether reciprocity constitutes an alternative pattern to the commercial, political, and ethical relationships characteristic of modern Western society. This volume takes the question forward in connection with Greek culture from Homer to the Hellenistic period. Building on previous research on this topic (especially on Homeric society), it provides a wide-ranging examination of reciprocity inGreek epic and drama, historiography, oratory, religion, and ethical philosophy. It asks fundamental questions about the importance of reciprocity in different phases of Greek history, the interplay between reciprocity and the ideology of Athenian democracy, and between reciprocity and altruism in ethical thought. Clear and non-technical, with all Greek translated, this volume will make debate on this important subject available to a wide circle of readers in classical, literary, anthropological, and historical studies.


The Book Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
The Author Nigel Wilson
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-10-31
Genre History
Pages 832
ISBN 9781136788000
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Ancient Greeks
The Author Stephanie Lynn Budin
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 467
ISBN 9780195379846
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This authoritative book surveys the full extent of the culture that gave us the Acropolis, the Illiad, and The Republic. Stephanie Lynn Budin introduces general readers to the 3000 years of ancient Greek civilization - its art, literature, politics, religion, war, and empire - addressing many topics usually covered only in specialized works. Here, for example, are abundant primary sources, and a guide to reading the ancient script known as Linear B. Here, too, is a rich collection of illustrations, drawings, maps, and photographs, including detailed renderings of Knossos, Akritiri, and a host of archeological sites, showing them as they appeared originally and as they are now. Drawing on the latest interpretations of artifacts, texts, and other evidence, The Ancient Greeks takes readers inside the process of discovery, and provides a full history of the study of classical Greece, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance right up to the present. The result is an ideal guide toone of the world's most revered cultures of the past.


The Book Paths from Ancient Greece
The Author Carol G. Thomas
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1988
Genre History
Pages 206
ISBN 9004088466
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Empire of Ancient Greece
The Author Jean Kinney Williams
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2009
Genre Greece
Pages 161
ISBN 9781438127835
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The classical Greek civilization is the cornerstone of Western civilization today. The Greeks invented and developed everything from logic and democracy to rhetoric, drama, and philosophy. Empire of Ancient Greece, Revised Edition chronicles the remarkable legacy of the Greeks, as well as the diversity of their societies--from the thriving democracy of Athens to the militarism of Sparta to the oligarchy of Thrace. It explores the conditions that made it possible for the ancient Greeks to develop a culture that set the foundation for our intellectual lives today, and explains why Greek power eventually declined. Everyday life in ancient Greece, from the wealthy citizens who grappled in the Olympic arena to the farmers who found 50 different ways to use olive oil, is also examined. Connections in our own world to the ancient Greeks are numerous, including the Olympics, much of our classical literature, the scientific method, architecture, and many English words.


The Book Ancient Greece
The Author Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
The Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date2010-08-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 208
ISBN 9781615301201
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents a history of ancient Greece from the seventh to the fourth centuries BC, discussing its history, government, wars, literature, economy, religion, art, and architecture.


The Book Ancient Greece
The Author Martin Forrest
The Publisher Ginn
Release Date1992
Genre Greece
Pages 48
ISBN 0602251451
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Exploring Ancient Greece
The Author John Malam
The Publisher Evans Brothers
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Greece
Pages 47
ISBN 023752595X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archaeological evidence that remains today. Ancient Greece looks at who the Greeks were and their world of warships, great leaders, cities and poets. It goes on to discuss their achievements in writing, maths, science and philosophy, art and architecture, music and theatre, as well as their religions and festivals. Finally, we see the history of Greece under the Romans, and how the past is discovered today. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Ancient Greece also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.


The Book Ancient Greece Entertainment
The Author Stewart Ross
The Publisher Capstone
Release Date2007
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 32
ISBN 075652086X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Describes the ways in which the Ancient Greeks entertained themselves, including parties, hunting and fishing, art, music and dance, poetry, storytelling, drama, and sports.


The Book The Ancient Greeks
The Author Edith Hall
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2016-11-17
Genre History
Pages 336
ISBN 9781473548961
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book Body Dress and Identity in Ancient Greece
The Author Mireille M. Lee
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2015-01-12
Genre Art
Pages 379
ISBN 9781107055360
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Ancient Greece
The Author Marina Belozerskaya
The Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date2004
Genre Social Science
Pages 143
ISBN 0892366958
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: They reflected - and projected - essential cultural values, whether they were intended for religious sanctuaries for aristocratic drinking parties, civic squares or tombs."--BOOK JACKET.


The Book Women in Ancient Greece
The Author Sue Blundell
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date1995
Genre History
Pages 224
ISBN 0674954734
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position - and how they were regarded by men.


The Book The Conflict of Generations in Ancient Greece and Rome
The Author Stephen Bertman
The Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date1976-01-01
Genre Civilization, Classical
Pages 235
ISBN 9060320336
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Ancient Greece
The Author George Moore
The Publisher R.I.C. Publications
Release Date2000
Genre Greece
Pages 98
ISBN 9781864003444
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Sport and Society in Ancient Greece
The Author Mark Golden
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1998-09-10
Genre History
Pages 216
ISBN 0521497906
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is new to the Key Themes in Ancient History series, a range of books designed for students and teachers of ancient history, aimed at providing a readable, authoritative and concise introduction to some of the major topics in Greek and Roman history. In Sport and Society in Ancient Greece , the author addresses such important themes as the link between sport, religion and warfare and the games as an arena for expression of difference between individuals or groups, while providing a guide to the ancient evidence and to the current state of thinking on the subject. He also evaluates the significance of these themes in our understanding of ancient culture. The book contains a useful bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading, a complete list of works cited and a nice calendar of important dates for the evidence.


The Book Social Conflict in Ancient Greece
The Author Alexander Fuks
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1984-01
Genre History
Pages 363
ISBN 9652234664
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Ancient Greece
The Author Paul Cartledge
The Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date2009-10-22
Genre History
Pages 216
ISBN 0191579602
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.