Ancient Greece

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

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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

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
Author: Robert Morkot
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780140513356
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art that endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the book traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

A Brief History of Ancient Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley M. Burstein,Walter Donlan,Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
Pages: 402
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132216651
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Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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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.

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece
Author: Gustav Schwab
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780307805188
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Release: 2011-09-14
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

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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

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece

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

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A concise introduction to ancient Greek sport.

Ancient Greece

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

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

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

A Brief History of Ancient Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley M. Burstein,Walter Donlan,David Tandy
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0190925302
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Release: 2019-04-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of Brief History of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by leading authorities on the classical world, this captivatingstudy covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, while integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

A Brief History of Ancient Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley M. Burstein,Walter Donlan,Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0195156811
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Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

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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 "

Empire of Ancient Greece

Empire of Ancient Greece
Author: Jean Kinney Williams
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9781438127835
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Release: 2009
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

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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.

Warfare in Ancient Greece

Warfare in Ancient Greece
Author: Michael Sage
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781134763320
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Release: 2002-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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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

Ancient Greece for Senior Students

Ancient Greece for Senior Students
Author: Robyn Bowman
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0170134636
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Release: 2007
Editor: Social Science Press
Language: en

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Ancient Greece for Senior Students is a topic book suited to students of Senior Ancient History in Queensland. It provides detailed studies on five themes from the syllabus.

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece

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

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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.

Discover Ancient Greece

Discover Ancient Greece
Author: Kim A. O'connell
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780766041967
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Language: en

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This book provides an overview of the history of ancient Greece, beginning with the Minoans, Greek mythology, and Mycenae, and continuing to the advent of Rome. Greek philosophy, religion, daily life, love of sports, and art and architecture are also explored.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author: Nancy Dickmann
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781515725350
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Release: 2016-08
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

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Step back in time to Ancient Greece one of history's greatest civilizations. Find out how the fearsome hoplite soldiers fought. Discover Greece's gorgeous goddesses and mighty gods. Find out how soothsayers predicted the future, why the Olympics could be deadly and dig up the truth about the Trojan horse as you hunt down the secrets of the dead!

Eyewitness Workbook Ancient Greece

Eyewitness Workbook Ancient Greece
Author: Anonim
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0744034493
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: DK Children
Language: en

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Popular history, science, and geography topics brought out of the classroom and into the home with fast facts, activities, and quizzes. Some subjects are too interesting to be left at school! Carry on your love of history at home with Ancient Greece--an activity-packed exploration of the lives and history of the ancient Greeks. Divided into sections, the book starts with fast facts on topics including the ancient Greek world, city-states, Greek gods and goddesses, home life, and Hellenism; and ends with charts of famous Greeks and art and architecture. Using this information, you can complete the puzzles in the main part of the book, plus there are hands-on activities such as making your own chiton (tunic) and learning the Greek alphabet. Finally, test your newfound knowledge with the quick quizzes (with answers supplied). You can keep track of your achievements throughout with a star chart to fill in every time you finish a page. Note to parents: The Eyewitness Workbooks series is devised and written with the expert advice of educational and reading consultants and is designed to appeal to children ages 8 years and up. First published in 2007-2009, this series has been fully revised and updated for 2020.

Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

Geography Matters in Ancient Greece
Author: Melanie Waldron
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781484635520
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Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

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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.

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece
Author: Marni McGee
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0792278267
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Release: 2007
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

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Discusses important archeological finds from Greece's past and reveals how archaeologists use the latest technology to discover clues to ancient Greek civilization.

The Ancient Greek World

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

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

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book

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

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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.

The Culture of Classicism

The Culture of Classicism
Author: Caroline Winterer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0801878896
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Release: 2004-04-09
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

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Winner of the New Scholars Book Award from the American Educational Research Association Debates continue to rage over whether American university students should be required to master a common core of knowledge. In The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780–1910, Caroline Winterer traces the emergence of the classical model that became standard in the American curriculum in the nineteenth century and now lies at the core of contemporary controversies. By closely examining university curricula and the writings of classical scholars, Winterer demonstrates how classics was transformed from a narrow, language-based subject to a broader study of civilization, persuasively arguing that we cannot understand both the rise of the American university and modern notions of selfhood and knowledge without an appreciation for the role of classicism in their creation.