Ancient Greece

A Brief History Of Ancient Greece

A Brief History Of Ancient Greece

This is the second edition of Sarah Pomeroy et al.'s shorter ancient Greek history course, ideal for Greek civilization or ancient history courses, but also sometimes used in Greek history classes. Like the larger Pomeroy text, the book covers the Bronze Age (c. 3000 BC) down to the Hellenistic Period (3rd century BC), but it does so in broader strokes.

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Genre : History
Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 402 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132216651


Gods And Heroes Of Ancient Greece

Gods And Heroes Of Ancient Greece

From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. These stories of heroes and powerful gods and goddesses are set forth simply and movingly, in language that retains the power and drama of the original works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Homer. Introduction by Werner Jaeger With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Gustav Schwab
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2011-09-14
Total Pages : 768 Pages
ISBN : 9780307805188


The Seer In Ancient Greece

The Seer In Ancient Greece

"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.

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Genre : History
Author : Michael Flower
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2009-03-24
Total Pages : 305 Pages
ISBN : 9780520259935


Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

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

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Genre : History
Author : Charles Kovacs
Publisher : Waldorf Education Resources
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 0863154298


Warfare In Ancient Greece

Warfare In Ancient Greece

Warfare in Ancient Greece assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the Greek experience of war. The author has carefully selected key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries. For the Greek polis, warfare was a more usual state of affairs than peace. The documents assembled here recreate the social and historical framework in which ancient Greek warfare took place - over a period of more than a thousand years from the Homeric Age to Alexander the Great. Special attention is paid to the attitudes and feelings of the Greeks towards defeated people and captured cities. Complete with notes, index and bibliography, Warfare in Ancient Greece will provide students of Ancient and Military History with an unprecedented survey of relevant materials

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Genre : History
Author : Michael M. Sage
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 0415143551


Pilgrims And Pilgrimage In Ancient Greece

Pilgrims And Pilgrimage In Ancient Greece

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece provides a detailed analysis of pilgrimage, which is comprehensive and accessible to both the specialist and those interested in the Ancient Greek world.This volume explores the religious motivations for pilgrimage and reveals the main preoccupations of worshippers in Ancient Greece.Dillon examines the main sanctuaries of Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, as well as the less well-known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of Corinth. He discusses the modes of travel to the sites, means of communication between pilgrims and the religious and ritual practices at the sanctuaries themselves.A unique insight into pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is presented, focusing on the diverse aspects of pilgrimage; the role of women and children, the religious festivals of particular ethnic groups and the colourful celebrations involving music, athletics and equestrian events. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is an accessible and fascinating volume, which reveals how the concept of pilgrimage contributes to Greek religion as a whole.

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Genre : History
Author : Matthew Dillon
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 0415127750


Sport And Society In Ancient Greece

Sport And Society In Ancient Greece

A concise introduction to ancient Greek sport.

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Genre : History
Author : Mark Golden
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-09-10
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 0521497906


A Brief History Of Ancient Greece

A Brief History Of Ancient Greece

The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations. Comprehensive and balanced, A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture is a new and shorter version of the authors' highly successful Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (OUP, 1998). Four leading authorities on the classical world offer a lively and up-to-date account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, and integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history. They show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. The authors go on to trace the complex and surprising evolution of Greek civilization to its eventual dissolution as it merged with a variety of other cultures. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, this compact volume provides an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece. Ideal for courses in Greek Civilization and Ancient Greece, A Brief History of Ancient Greece offers: . A more streamlined treatment of political and military history than Ancient Greece . Emphasis on social and domestic life, art and architecture, literature, and philosophy . Expanded coverage of women and family life, religion, and athletics . A new section on male homosexuality in ancient Greece . A revised art program featuring more than 100 illustrations and 17 original maps . Numerous "document boxes" that include primary source material "

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Genre : History
Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 0195156811


Coming Of Age In Ancient Greece

Coming Of Age In Ancient Greece

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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Stephen John Morewitz
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2003-01-01
Total Pages : 333 Pages
ISBN : 9780300099607


Geography Matters In Ancient Greece

Geography Matters In Ancient Greece

Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Melanie Waldron
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2015-12-21
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781484635520