The World of Athens

An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture


Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521698537

Category: History

Page: 434

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Classical Athens boasted one of the most impressive flowerings of civilisation ever known, with original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This second edition of the best-selling textbook provides a highly readable and fully illustrated introduction to Classical Athens.

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek


Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478632

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

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This Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Greek on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the Greek texts that appear in the Reading Greek Text volume, translations of all the texts, answers to the exercises in the Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises volume and cross references to the relevant fifth-century B.C. background in The World of Athens. There are instructions on how to use the course and the Study Guide. Apart from those studying entirely on their own, students in schools, in universities and summer schools who have to learn Greek rapidly and intensively will also welcome the appearance of this book.

The World of Rome

An Introduction to Roman Culture


Author: Peter V. Jones,Keith C. Sidwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386005

Category: History

Page: 405

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A fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Rome with many illustrations.

Reading Greek

Text and Vocabulary


Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521698510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 289

View: 8747

Second edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. This volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills. The texts and numerous illustrations also provide a good introduction to Greek culture.

Polis und Politesse

Der Diskurs über das antike Athen in England und Frankreich, 1630-1760


Author: Christine Zabel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110415038

Category: History

Page: 387

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Das antike Griechenland und insbesondere dessen kulturelles Zentrum, Athen, wird nicht erst seit Hannah Arendts "Vita Activa" als Wiege europäischer Kultur und Politik angesehen. Diese Sicht auf den antiken Stadtstaat ist das Ergebnis einer frühneuzeitlichen Neubewertung: Während politische Theoretiker der italienischen und französischen Renaissance Athen als politisches oder soziales Vorbild verwarfen, veränderte sich die Einstellung zur attischen Polis in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts zuerst in Frankreich im Umfeld der von Kardinal Richelieu unterstützen Académie française, und schließlich auch im post-revolutionären England. Athen wurde nun für sein Diskussionen anregendes Leben in der Öffentlichkeit gelobt und zum urbanen Modell für gute Umgangsformen, Bildung und Geschmack, für die Raffinesse der Sprache, für gute Sitten und Höflichkeit erhoben. Der Verweis auf Athen war nun strategisches und rhetorisches Kampfmittel sozialer Aufsteiger, die ihre Position innerhalb ihrer Monarchie festigen und die kulturelle Überlegenheit des eigenen Landes proklamieren wollten. So konnte das demokratische Athen zum sozio-kulturellen Vorbild in den beiden Monarchien Frankreich und England werden.

Die Athenische Demokratie im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr

Vollendung oder Verfall einer Verfassungsform? : Akten eines Symposims 3.-7. August 1992, Bellagio


Author: Walter Eder,Christoph Auffarth

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515063876

Category: History

Page: 679

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Aus dem Inhalt: W. Eder: Die athenische Demokratie ù J. K. Davies: The Fourth Century Crisis ù G. Herman: Honour, Revenge and the State ù C. Mossé: La classe politique ù E. Badian: Reflections on Athenian Foreign Policy ù L. Burckhardt: Söldner und B rger als Soldaten f r Athen ù G. A. Lehmann: Die oligarchischen Machtergreifungen ù W. Eder: Die Rolle des F rstenspiegels ù B. Seidensticker: Dichtung und Gemeinschaft ù R. W. Wallace: Evolutions in Communications Media and Fora ù D. Cohen: The Rule of Law and Democratic Ideology in Classical Athens ù M. Piérart: Du Règne des Philosophes à la Souveraineté des Lois ù E. Sch trumpf: Politische Reformmodelle ù P. J. Rhodes: Judicial Procedures ù G. Th r: Die athenischen Geschworenengerichte ù C. Auffarth: Religion gegen die Krise, Religion in der Krise? ù H. S. Versnel: Religion and Democracy ù R. Schlesier: AristotelesÃ_ Tragödientheorie und die Mysterien ù A. H. Borbein: Die bildende Kunst Athens im 5. und 4. Jh. v. Chr. ù H. Knell: Die öffentliche Architektur in Athen ù H. Lohmann: Die Chora Athens ù H. Leppin: Zur Entwicklung der Verwaltung öffentlicher Gelder ù W. Schmitz: Timokratische Gliederung und demokratische Gleichheit der athenischen B rger ù Literaturverzeichnis ù Register

The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought


Author: Mirko Canevaro,Benjamin Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198748477

Category: History

Page: 368

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In the Hellenistic period (c.323-31 BCE), Greek teachers, philosophers, historians, orators, and politicians found an essential point of reference in the democracy of Classical Athens and the political thought which it produced. However, while Athenian civic life and thought in the Classical period have been intensively studied, these aspects of the Hellenistic period have so far received much less attention. This volume seeks to bring together the two areas of research, shedding new light on these complementary parts of the history of the ancient Greek polis. The essays collected here encompass historical, philosophical, and literary approaches to the various Hellenistic responses to and adaptations of Classical Athenian politics. They survey the complex processes through which Athenian democratic ideals of equality, freedom, and civic virtue were emphasized, challenged, blunted, or reshaped in different Hellenistic contexts and genres. They also consider the reception, in the changed political circumstances, of Classical Athenian non- and anti-democratic political thought. This makes it possible to investigate how competing Classical Athenian ideas about the value or shortcomings of democracy and civic community continued to echo through new political debates in Hellenistic cities and schools. Looking ahead to the Roman Imperial period, the volume also explores to what extent those who idealized Classical Athens as a symbol of cultural and intellectual excellence drew on, or forgot, its legacy of democracy and vigorous political debate. By addressing these different questions it not only tracks changes in practices and conceptions of politics and the city in the Hellenistic world, but also examines developing approaches to culture, rhetoric, history, ethics, and philosophy, and especially their relationships with politics.

The Greeks

An Introduction to Their Culture


Author: Robin Sowerby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136762272

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6700

The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. In this expanded second edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that: covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period provides detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture, with generous reference to original sources places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political, social and historical context includes a new chapter on ‘Religion and Social Life’. @text:The Greeks now contains more illustrations, a chronological chart, maps, and suggestions for further reading as well as a new glossary. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require a grounding in Greek civilization.

Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean


Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500259

Category: History

Page: 736

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Egypt, Greece and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The volume begins with the early civilizations of Sumer (modern Iraq) and continues through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the western Roman empire. The book ranges beyond political history to cover philosophy, art and literature. A wide range of maps, illustrations and photographs complements the text. The second edition incorporates new chapters on the ancient Mediterranean and the Ancient Near East, as well as extended coverage of Egypt.

An Introduction to the Ancient World


Author: Lukas De Blois,R.J. van der Spek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134047924

Category: History

Page: 352

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Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

Greek History


Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415317177

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 1568

Robin Osborne's energetic and lively guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c.1200BC) to the Roman conquest in the second century BC. Covering all the most important topics in the study of the Greek past, it also explores the cultural, political, demographic and economic approaches to Greek history that students will encounter. Professor Osborne sheds light on the full possibilities - and problems - of working with the surviving evidence, by giving examples from archaeological and art historical sources as well as written texts. The book includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further.

The challenge of the West

Peoples and cultures from the Stone Age to 1640


Author: Lynn Avery Hunt,Bonnie G. Smith,R. Po-Chia Hsia,Thomas R. Martin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: 9780669121636

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 627

This textbook provides a one-of-a-kind view of the history of the Western world. It weaves together all strands of history into easily grasped, chronologically organized chapters. -Back cover.


Journal of the Australasian Universities Modern Language Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philology, Modern

Page: N.A

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Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Feuer



Author: Victoria Hislop

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641089522

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 399

Sie kämpfen ums Überleben – und um die Erfüllung ihrer Liebe Thessaloniki 2007: Der junge, in England aufgewachsene Mitsos erfährt zum ersten Mal etwas über die Vergangenheit seiner Großeltern. Das Leben von Katerina und Dimitri ist untrennbar mit der wechselhaften Geschichte ihrer Heimatstadt verbunden – nur dank ihrer Liebe verloren sie nie die Hoffnung. Mitsos erkennt, dass hier auch seine Wurzeln liegen, und er spürt, dass er eine Entscheidung für sein Leben treffen muss.

Music and the Muses

The Culture of 'mousikē' in the Classical Athenian City


Author: Penelope Murray,Peter Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199242399

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 6292

What was the role of mousike, the realm of the Muses, in Greek life? More wide-ranging in its implications than the English 'music', mousike lay at the heart of Greek culture, and was often indeed synonymous with culture. In its commonest form, it represented for the Greeks a seamless complex of music, poetic word, and physical movement, encompassing a vast array of performances - from small-scale entertainment in the private home to elaborate performances involving the entire community.Yet the history of the field, particularly in anglophone scholarship, has been hitherto narrowly conceived, and the broader cultural significance of mousike largely ignored. Focusing mainly on classical Athens these new and specially commissioned essays analyse the theory and practice of musical performance in a variety of social contexts and demonstrate the centrality of mousike to the values and ideology of the polis. The so-called 'new musical revolution' in late fifth-century Athens receives serious treatment in this volume for the first time. A major theme of the book is the musical and mousike dimension of Greek religion, rarely analysed in its own right. The ethical and philosophical aspects of Athenian mousike are another central concern, with the figure of the dancing philosopher as an emblem of music's role in intellectual life. The book as a whole provides an integrated cultural analysis of central aspects of Greek mousike, which will be of interest to classical scholars, to cultural historians, and to anyone concerned with understanding the power of music as a cultural phenomenon.

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece


Author: James Whitley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521627337

Category: Art

Page: 484

View: 1544

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

Civic Rites

Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens


Author: Nancy Evans

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520262026

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8118

"Civic Rites clearly demonstrates the complete interdependence of religion and democracy in Athens, illustrating just how much the ancient Athenians' view of the relationship between these powerful forces differs from that in twenty-first century, Western democracies. Evans has provided a systematic, thorough, and lively treatment, liberating readers from modern expectations and offering a new window onto Athenian society."--Loren J. Samons, author of What's Wrong with Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship "It is a double task the author has undertaken: to demonstrate the interdependence, nay, integration of politics and religion in the high days of 'democratic' Athens and to bring this special form of 'democracy' home to a contemporary non-specialist public. She brilliantly succeeds in both, presenting a clear and poignant narrative with graphic details. Civic Rites is a novel and fascinating course through a seemingly well-known field."--Walter Burkert, author of Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth "In equal measures intelligent, accessible, and well-informed, this book provides a contemporary introduction to classical Athenian religious practices and their manifold cultural significance. Evans interweaves overviews of political, economic, and social history with engaging descriptions of several major Attic rites. This book will interest specialists while providing students with an illuminating pathway into the familiar yet alien world of ancient Greek religion."--Deborah Boedeker, Brown University "With vivid, elegant writing and compelling imagination, Nancy Evans recreates the complex interaction of religion and politics in the ancient Athenian Democracy. Deftly interweaving chapters on cult and on political developments, she shows the general reader an Athens that is stranger to modern sensibilities than we often realize, and yet one from which we can learn many things about democratic life. A wonderful achievement."--Martha Nussbaum, author of The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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