Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
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Author: George Moore
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9781864003444
Release: 2000
Editor: R.I.C. Publications

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Ancient Greece From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

Ancient Greece  From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times
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Author: Thomas R. Martin
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9780300160055
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"First edition 1996. Updated in 2000 with new suggested readings and illustrations"--Title page verso.

Women in Ancient Greece

Women in Ancient Greece
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Author: Bonnie MacLachlan
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781441179630
Release: 2012-05-31
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A rich collection of source material on women in the ancient Greek world including literary, rhetorical, philosophical and legal sources, and papyri and inscriptions.

The Book of the Ancient Greeks

The Book of the Ancient Greeks
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Author: Dorothy Mills
Pages: 456
ISBN: 1597313564
Release: 2007
Editor: Sophia Perennis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Book of the Ancient Greeks is an introduction to the history and civilization of Greece from the coming of the Greeks to the conquest of Corinth by Rome in 146 bc. Miss Mills again makes history a vital thing and historians, statesmen, and poets of the ancient world living figures. Dorothy Mills has an uncanny and unique ability to write history that is interesting and at the same time based on sound scholarship. Her direct, engaging approach is valued increasingly by the many parents in our day who are looking for reliable materials for home school study. With this book is concluded the series on the ancient world. Dawn Chorus publishes these other books by Dorothy Mills: The Book of the Ancient World; The Book of the Ancient Romans; The People of Ancient Israel; The Middle Ages; and Renaissance and Reformation Times.

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book
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Author: John Green,Stanley Appelbaum
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0486275094
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over 40 expertly rendered illustrations depict life in Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.: the building of the Parthenon, a performance of Oedipus Rex, a torchlight wedding procession, children playing, Socrates' trial, the Olympian games, Aristotle tutoring the young Alexander of Macedonia, and more. Detailed captions for each illustration.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
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Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley M. Burstein,Walter Donlan,David W. Tandy
Pages: 592
ISBN: 019068691X
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by six leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers theentire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
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Author: Charles Kovacs
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0863154298
Release: 2004
Editor: Waldorf Education Resources

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents a retelling of stories about mythical Greek heroes and historical figures.

The Seer in Ancient Greece

The Seer in Ancient Greece
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Author: Michael Flower
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9780520259935
Release: 2009-03-24
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. Unlike the palm readers and mediums who exist on the fringe of modern society, many seers were highly paid, well respected, educated members of the elite who played an essential role in the conduct of daily life, political decisions, and military campaigns. Armies, for example, never went anywhere without one. This engaging book, the only comprehensive study of this fascinating figure, enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed, and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice." -- Publisher's description.

The World of Ancient Greece A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

The World of Ancient Greece  A Daily Life Encyclopedia  2 volumes
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Author: Michael Lovano
Pages: 977
ISBN: 9781440837319
Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: ABC-CLIO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book opens the world of the ancient Greeks to all readers through easily accessible entries on topics essential to understanding Greek high culture and daily life. The ancient Greeks provided the foundation for Western civilization. They made significant advances in science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and government. While many readers might have heard of Plato and Aristotle, however, or be familiar with the classic works of Greek tragedy, most people know significantly less about daily life in the ancient Greek world. This encyclopedia opens the world of the ancient Greeks, spanning Greek history from the Bronze Age through Roman times, with an emphasis on the Classical and Hellenistic Eras. The encyclopedia provides roughly 270 easily accessible entries on topics essential to understanding everything from Greek high culture to daily life. These entries are grouped in topical sections on the arts, science and technology, politics and government, domestic life, and other subjects. Sidebars on particularly noteworthy people, places, and concepts provide related information, while primary documents allow readers to delve into the mindset and feelings of the ancient Greeks themselves. Extensive bibliographic references give curious readers direction for further research. • Includes reference entries with objective, essential information about topics related to daily life in ancient Greece • Offers sidebars with related, nuanced information that will interest readers in Greek history • Cites works for further reading in entries • Gives readers first-hand accounts of life in ancient Greece in primary source documents

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece
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Author: Mark Golden,Professor Mark Golden,Golden Mark
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0521497906
Release: 1998-09-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A concise introduction to ancient Greek sport.

The Ancient Greek World

The Ancient Greek World
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Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts,Tracy Barrett
Pages: 190
ISBN: 019515696X
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces the history, culture, and people of ancient Greece and examines its many contributions to the development of Western society.

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece
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Author: Stephen John Morewitz,Jenifer Neils,John Howard Oakley,Katherine Hart,Lesley A. Beaumont
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780300099607
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What was childhood like in ancient Greece? What activities and games did Greek children embrace? How were they schooled and what religious and ceremonial rites of passage were key to their development? These fascinating questions and many more are answered in this groundbreaking book--the first English-language study to feature and discuss imagery and artifacts relating to childhood in ancient Greece.Coming of Age in Ancient Greece shows that the Greeks were the first culture to represent children and their activities naturalistically in their art. Here we learn about depictions of children in myth as well as life, from infancy to adolescence. This beautifully illustrated book features such archaeological artifacts as toys and gaming pieces alongside images of them in use by children on ancient vases, coins, terracotta figurines, bronze and stone sculpture, and marble grave monuments. Essays by eminent scholars in the fields of Greek social history, literature, archaeology, anthropology, and art history discuss a wide range of topics, including the burgeoning role of childhood studies in interdisciplinary studies; the status of children in Greek culture; the evolution of attitudes toward children from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period as documented by literature and art; the relationships of fathers and sons and mothers and daughters; and the roles of cult practice and death in a child's existence.This delightful book illuminates what is most universal and specific about childhood in ancient Greece and examines childhood's effects on Greek life and culture, the foundation on which Western civilization has been based.

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece
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Author: Matthew Dillon,Matthew (University of New England Dillon, Australia)
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0415127750
Release: 1997
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Travel to a religious event or place of religious significance was an important cultural phenomenon in ancient Greece.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
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Author: Nancy Ohlin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1499801181
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: little bee books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Blast back to ancient Greece in this new nonfiction series and discover what it would have been like to live there! When people talk about ancient Greece, things like myths and the Olympics may come to mind. But what was ancient Greece really like? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from what ancient Greeks did for fun to the gods and goddesses they worshipped, and more. Find out cool, little-known facts like their strange food superstitions (many wouldn't eat beans because they thought beans contained the souls of the dead!) and how they invented theatre!

Reciprocity in Ancient Greece

Reciprocity in Ancient Greece
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Author: Christopher Gill,Norman Postlethwaite,Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History Norman Postlethwaite,Richard Seaford
Pages: 370
ISBN: 0198149972
Release: 1998
Editor: Clarendon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reciprocity has been seen as an important notion for anthropologists studying economic and social relations, and this volume examines it in connection with Greek culture from Homer to the Hellenistic period.

Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece

Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece
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Author: Zinon Papakonstantinou
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781317051121
Release: 2019-04-24
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the eighth century BCE to the late third century CE, Greeks trained in sport and competed in periodic contests that generated enormous popular interest. As a result, sport was an ideal vehicle for the construction of a plurality of identities along the lines of ethnic origin, civic affiliation, legal and social status as well as gender. Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece delves into the rich literary and epigraphic record on ancient Greek sport and examines, through a series of case studies, diverse aspects of the process of identity construction through sport. Chapters discuss elite identities and sport, sport spectatorship, the regulatory framework of Greek sport, sport and benefaction in the Hellenistic and Roman world, embodied and gendered identities in epigraphic commemoration, as well as the creation of a hybrid culture of Greco-Roman sport in the eastern Mediterranean during the Roman imperial period.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
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Author: Sara Green
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781618918529
Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Bellwether Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ancient Greece was the birthplace of democracy! This and many other ancient Greek creations are still important to our world today. Starting with an engaging opening narrative, this fact-filled title explores the daily lives and innovations of ancient Greeks. Using special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline, readers of this book will walk away with a good idea of what life was like in ancient Greece!

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
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Author: Thomas R. Martin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780300190632
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

DIVIn this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. Now in its second edition, this classic work now features new maps and illustrations, a new introduction, and updates throughout./divDIV /divDIV“A limpidly written, highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great’s empire. . . . A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student or the general reader.�—Kirkus Reviews/divDIV /divDIV“A polished and informative work that will be useful for general readers and students.�—Daniel Tompkins, Temple University/divDIV/div

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome
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Author: Christopher Pelling,Maria Wyke
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780191053658
Release: 2014-10-30
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome is a book for all readers who want to know more about the literature that underpins Western civilization. Chistopher Pelling and Maria Wyke provide a vibrant and distinctive introduction to twelve of the greatest authors from ancient Greece and Rome, writers whose voices still resonate strongly across the centuries: Homer, Sappho, Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Plato, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Juvenal and Tacitus. To what vital ideas do these authors give voice? And why are we so often drawn to what they say even in modern times? Twelve Voices investigates these tantalizing questions, showing how these great figures from classical antiquity still address some of our most fundamental concerns in the world today (of war and courage, dictatorship and democracy, empire, immigration, city life, art, madness, irrationality, and religious commitment), and express some of our most personal sentiments (about family and friendship, desire and separation, grief and happiness). These twelve classical voices can sound both compellingly familiar and startlingly alien to the twenty-first century reader. Yet they remain suggestive and inspiring, despite being rooted in their own times and places, and have profoundly affected the lives of those prepared to listen to them right up to the present day.

Myth and History in Ancient Greece

Myth and History in Ancient Greece
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Author: Claude Calame
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0691114587
Release: 2003-07-22
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Surely the ancient Greeks would have been baffled to see what we consider their "mythology." Here, Claude Calame mounts a powerful critique of modern-day misconceptions on this front and the lax methodology that has allowed them to prevail. He argues that the Greeks viewed their abundance of narratives not as a single mythology but as an "archaeology." They speculated symbolically on key historical events so that a community of believing citizens could access them efficiently, through ritual means. Central to the book is Calame's rigorous and fruitful analysis of various accounts of the foundation of that most "mythical" of the Greek colonies--Cyrene, in eastern Libya. Calame opens with a magisterial historical survey demonstrating today's misapplication of the terms "myth" and "mythology." Next, he examines the Greeks' symbolic discourse to show that these modern concepts arose much later than commonly believed. Having established this interpretive framework, Calame undertakes a comparative analysis of six accounts of Cyrene's foundation: three by Pindar and one each by Herodotus (in two different versions), Callimachus, and Apollonius of Rhodes. We see how the underlying narrative was shaped in each into a poetically sophisticated, distinctive form by the respective medium, a particular poetical genre, and the specific socio-historical circumstances. Calame concludes by arguing in favor of the Greeks' symbolic approach to the past and by examining the relation of mythos to poetry and music.