The Sites of Ancient Greece


Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714860848

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 9159

From the Acropolis to Mount Olympus, The Sites of Ancient Greece offers a birds-eye view of some of the most famous and evocative landscapes, cities and buildings in history, many of them UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Great Moments in Greek Archaeology


Author: Panos Valavanēs

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369102

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 1942

This beautifully illustrated book offers a wide-ranging overview of the greatest archaeological sites and discoveries from ancient Greece. The contributors include both those who have excavated at the sites in question and scholars who have spent a lifetime studying the monuments about which they write.

The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete


Author: John A. Gifford

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520073827

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 8194

"This marvelous and uniquely comprehensive book sets a new, high standard of excellence in the study of Greek archaeology."--Ronald S. Stroud, University of California, Berkeley

Architecture and the sites of history

interpretations of buildings and cities


Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Watson-Guptill


Category: Architecture

Page: 426

View: 1707

Architecture and the Sites of History is an unusual and important book, presenting the complex nature of the history of buildings and cities. It proposes a radical historical agenda based on political and intellectual concerns, showing that the contradictory character of architecture and cities can be grasped only through the confrontation of different interpretations. Architecture is presented here as an active process, inviting the reader to puzzle over its content and meaning. The essays presented in this book, specially commissioned from sixteen different authors, cover a diverse range of subjects. Some historical, some theoretical; they explore architectural culture and everyday culture from the classical ancient world to today's deconstructivism.

Ancient Greek Athletics


Author: Stephen G. Miller

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115291

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4677

Presenting a survey of sports in ancient Greece, this work describes ancient sporting events and games. It considers the role of women and amateurs in ancient athletics, and explores the impact of these games on art, literature and politics.

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece


Author: James Whitley,Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology James Whitley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521627337

Category: Art

Page: 484

View: 3436

A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece


Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678800X

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 4341

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.

Great Leaders and Thinkers of Ancient Greece


Author: Megan Cooley Peterson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 149140275X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6211

From the beginnings of democracy to important scientific discoveries, the leaders and thinkers of ancient Greece had a great impact on the world around them. Learn how the achievements of Homer, Plato, Alexander the Great, and others still influence our world today.

The Cults of the Greek States


Author: Lewis Richard Farnell,Farnell Lewis Richard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108015433

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

View: 2555

Lewis Richard Farnell's five-volume The Cults of the Greek States, first published between 1896 and 1909, disentangles classical Greek mythology and religion, since the latter had often been overlooked by nineteenth-century English scholars. Farnell describes the cults of the most significant Greek gods in order to establish their zones of influence, and outlines the personality, monuments, and ideal types associated with each deity. He also resolutely avoids the question of divine origins and focuses instead on the culture surrounding each cult, a position which initially drew some criticism, but which allowed him more space to analyse the religious practices themselves. Written to facilitate a comparative approach to Greek gods, his work is still regularly cited today for its impressive collection of data about the worship of the most popular deities. Volume 1 covers the Aniconic age, the Iconic age, and the cults of Cronos, Zeus, Hera and Athena.

A History of Ancient Greek

From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity


Author: Maria Arapopoulou,Maria Chritē

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521833078

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1617

View: 9168

Comprehensive, authoritative but highly accessible reference work essential for all those interested in the history of Greek.