Empire of Ancient Greece

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Author: Jean Kinney Williams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127839

Category: Greece

Page: 161

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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.

Ancient Greece

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Author: Priscilla Wood

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 1843039877

Category: Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Juvenile literature

Page: 64

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This title encourages the study of archaeological evidence, artefacts, written sources and maps to understand how the ancient Greeks have influenced today's society. Stimulating activities cover everyday life and leisure, the city state, Greek religion, relations with other societies, language, writing, and philosophy.

Ancient Greece

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Author: William Caper

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907989

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 32

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Learn about ancient Greek culture and how it helped shape the art, ideas, words, and stories of the modern world.

The Ancient Greeks

An Introduction

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Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195379845

Category: History

Page: 467

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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.

Ancient Greece

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Author: Michelle Breyer

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557345759

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Exploring Ancient Greece

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Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525958

Category: Greece

Page: 47

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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.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

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Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678800X

Category: History

Page: 832

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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.

Ancient Greece

From the Archaic Period to the Death of Alexander the Great

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615302093

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1888

From Archaic times to the reign of Alexander the Great, Greek unity was tenuous, yet Ancient Greece was a place where culture flourished and intellectual achievement knew no bounds. Ancient Greek ideas on philosophy, politics, science, and the arts anticipate many of our own, and in some ways, remain unparalleled today. This book recounts the events that were instrumental to the development of this storied civilization and the indelible legacies it has left behind. A detailed appendix supplements the narrative with in-depth discussion on the Pre-Greek societies that fueled the imagination and gave birth to an enduring body of Greek mythology.

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601348

Category: History

Page: 184

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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.

Ancient Greece

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Author: Martin Forrest

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602251451

Category: Greece

Page: 48

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Ancient Greece

A Comprehensive Resource for the Active Study of Ancient Greece

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Author: George Moore

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1864003448

Category: Greece

Page: 98

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Ancient Greece

Art, Architecture, and History

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Author: Marina Belozerskaya,Kenneth D. S. Lapatin

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366958

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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

Women in Ancient Greece

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Author: Sue Blundell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674954731

Category: History

Page: 224

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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.

Body, Dress, and Identity in Ancient Greece

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Author: Mireille M. Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107055369

Category: Art

Page: 379

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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.

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece

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Author: Mark Golden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497909

Category: History

Page: 216

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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 Ancient Greeks

Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

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Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473548969

Category: History

Page: 336

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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

Erôs in Ancient Greece

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Author: Ed Sanders,Chiara Thumiger,Christopher Carey,Nick Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199605505

Category: History

Page: 349

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This edited volume brings together eighteen articles which examine the role of erôs as an emotion in ancient Greek culture. The volume ranges from Archaic epic and lyric poetry, through tragedy and comedy, to philosophical and technical treatises and more, and includes contributions from a variety of international scholars well published in the field of ancient Greek emotions.Taking into account all important thinking about thenature of erôs from the eighth century BCE to the third century CE, it covers a very broad range of sources and theoretical approaches, both in the chronological and the generic sense. The variety of topics discussed build on recent advances in the understanding of ancient Greek homo- and heterosexual customs andpractices, visual and textual erotica, and philosophical approaches to erôs as manageable appetite or passion. However, the principal aim of the volume is to apply to the study of erôs the theoretical insights offered by the rapidly expanding field of emotion studies, both in ancient cultures and elsewhere in the humanities and social sciences, thus maintaining throughout the focus on erôs as emotion.

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

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Author: James Whitley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521627337

Category: Art

Page: 484

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A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods, first published in 2001.

Ancient Greece

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Author: Jenifer Neils

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714122595

Category: Greece

Page: 191

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This book is a lively and readable overview of the fascinating history of ancient Greece, from its earliest origins through to its legacy in the modern world. Beginning with the rediscovery of the Classical Greeks, the author then traces their evolution from Bronze Age civilizations through the emergence of the city state, discussing topics such as writing and art, government and philosophy, warfare and hunting, trade and colonization, gods and heroes, entertainments and domestic life. This accessible book will appeal to a wide range of general readers, museum visitors, undergraduate students and life-long learners.