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.

Naturalia non turpia

sex and gender in ancient Greece and Rome

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Author: Werner Krenkel

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487132723

Category: History

Page: 559

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2. unveränderte Auflage 2016 Der Rostocker Altertumswissenschaftler Werner Krenkel ist in der Fachwelt vor allem als Kenner der römischen Satire, besonders des Lucilius, als Varroforscher und als einer der Wegbereiter der Sexualwissenschaften der Antike bekannt. Eine von ihm selbst getroffene Auswahl aus seinen Studien, die häufig an schwer zugänglicher Stelle publiziert worden sind, liegt nun im Nachdruck vor. Sie umfasst Aufsätze zu Lucilius, zu Varro und zum antiken Mimus, zum Grammatiker Nonius, und vor allem Krenkels Untersuchungen zur Sexualität in den antiken Gesellschaften. Basierend auf quellenkundlicher Akribie und umfassender terminologischer Aufarbeitung und kundig durch archäologische Zeugnisse unterstützt, haben diese Untersuchungen nichts von ihrer Relevanz eingebüßt. Die Forschung hat sich, gerade auch im Bereich der Gender Studies, intensiv weiter entwickelt. Deshalb freuen sich die Herausgeber, der scientific community diese grundlegenden und anregenden Materialien wieder zur Verfügung stellen zu können. "(W)hoever sets out these days to investigate the one or the other aspect of such ancient 'naturalia', will find here a vast thesaurus of information on classical material as well as on modern scholarship concerning this subject. And he will warmly thank the two editors, and especially the author Werner Krenkel, for providing this rich, well-organised collection of a formerly marginalised or neglected field..." (Bernard Kytzler, Scholia Reviews 16/2007) The Rostock University classicist Werner Krenkel is known in his field above all for his expertise on Roman satire, especially the works of Lucilius, for his work on Varro, and for being one of the pioneers in the study of sexuality in the ancient world. He himself has chosen the studies which appear in this collection, many of them now hard to find in their original places of publication. Included are essays on Lucilius, on Varro and on classical mime, on the grammarian Nonus, and above all Krenkel’s studies of sexuality in ancient societies. Based on a meticulous study of sources and a comprehensive terminological analysis, and well-informed on archaeological evidence, these studies have lost none of their relevance. Research, especially in the discipline of Gender Studies, has since undergone intensive development. For this reason the editors are pleased to make available again these groundbreaking and stimulating works. "masterful presentation" "(...) whoever sets out these days to investigate the one or the other aspect of such ancient 'naturalia', will find here a vast thesaurus of information on classical material as well as on modern scholarship concerning this subject." "(...) rich, well-organised collection of a formerly marginalised or neglected (...) field, a field of immense importance and multiple diversifications." (Bernard Kytzler, Graduate School, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, in: Scholia Reviews ns 16 (2007) 39, auf: http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews)

Ancient Greece Entertainment

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Author: Stewart Ross

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756520861

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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

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 Daily Life

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Author: Stewart Ross

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756520854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes day-to-day existence in Ancient Greece, including marriage, games, education, clothing, food and drink, warfare, religion, and funerals.

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.

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

Birthplace of Democracy

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Author: Kim Covert

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429672374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Traces key points in ancient Greek civilization, including the Persian Wars and the conquests of Alexander the Great. Includes timeline.

In Bed with the Ancient Greeks

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Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144565413X

Category: History

Page: 304

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From the Spartans to Alexander the Great, Paul Chrystal brings the murky world of sex with the Ancient Greeks to life.

Introducing the Ancient Greeks

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Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161622

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

Ancient Greece Crime and Punishment

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Author: Richard Dargie

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756520847

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the various kinds of punishment, including exile and execution, that were given for such crimes as theft, assault, impiety, and murder in ancient Greece.

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.

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.

Adventures in Ancient Greece

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Author: Linda Bailey

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781550745368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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When the Good Times Travel Agency sends them to ancient Greece, twins Josh and Emma, and their little sister, Libby, learn all about Greek culture, from Greek gods to the birth of democracy, while trying to visit the Olympic games--where the girls are not welcome.

Religions of the Ancient Greeks

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Author: S. R. F. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388672

Category: History

Page: 217

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This is a book about the religious life of the Greeks from archaic times to the fifth century AD, looked at in the context of a variety of different cities and periods. Simon Price examines local practices and ideas in the light of general Greek ideas, relating them to gender roles, for example, political life, Attic tragedy and the trial of Socrates. He lays emphasis on the reactions to Greek religions of ancient thinkers - Greek, Roman and Christian. The evidence drawn on is of all kinds: literary, inscriptional and archaeological.

Ancient Greece DBA

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Author: Social Studies School Service

Publisher: Social Studies

ISBN: 1560041528

Category: Greece

Page: 50

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Life in Ancient Greece

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Author: Lynn Peppas

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778720355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines ancient Greece and looks at how its politics, daily activities, art, religion, economy, and social structures worked together to form Grecian culture.

Reciprocity in Ancient Greece

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Author: Christopher Gill,Norman Postlethwaite,Richard Seaford

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198149972

Category: History

Page: 370

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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 Archaeology of Ancient Greece

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Author: James Whitley,Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology 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.