A Brief History of Ancient Greece

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

Ancient Greece

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

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author: Charles Kovacs
Release: 2004
Editor: Waldorf Education Resources
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0863154298
Language: en
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Presents a retelling of stories about mythical Greek heroes and historical figures.

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece
Author: Mark Golden,Professor Mark Golden,Golden Mark
Release: 1998-09-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0521497906
Language: en
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A concise introduction to ancient Greek sport.

Ancient Greece for Senior Students

Ancient Greece for Senior Students
Author: Robyn Bowman
Release: 2007
Editor: Social Science Press
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0170134636
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
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780300099607
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.

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece
Author: Marni McGee
Release: 2006-11
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780792278269
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.

Ancient Greece

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

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

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

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

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

Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

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

Ancient Greek Religion

Ancient Greek Religion
Author: Jon D. Mikalson
Release: 2009-07-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781405181778
Language: en
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Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion, and abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece Revised edition includes additional boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page color plate section, a new discussion of the nature of Greek “piety,” and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture

How People Lived in Ancient Greece

How People Lived in Ancient Greece
Author: Colin Hynson
Release: 2008-07-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1435826213
Language: en
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Describes everyday life among the ancient Greeks, covering family life, marriage, leisure, education, clothing, food and drink, warfare, religion, and funerals.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

A Brief History of Ancient Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley M. Burstein,Walter Walter Donlan,David W. David W. Tandy,Jennifer Tolbert Roberts,Georgia Tsouvala
Release: 2019-08-30
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0190925361
Language: en
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Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of A 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 six leading ancient Greek historians, this captivating study covers Greek history from the Bronze Age into the Roman period.

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: Judith M. Barringer
Release: 2015-02-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 445
ISBN: 0521171806
Language: en
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The Art and Archeology of Ancient Greece is an introductory-level textbook for students with little or no background in ancient art. Arranged chronologically in broad swathes of time, from the Bronze and Iron Ages through the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and concluding with the Roman conquest of the Greek world, the textbook focuses on Greek art but also incorporates Near Eastern, Etruscan, and Roman objects. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, analyzing marble and bronze sculpture, public architecture, and vase painting, as well as coins, domestic architecture, mosaics, terracotta figurines and reliefs, jewelry, and wall painting. This book adopts an approach that considers objects and monuments within their cultural contexts. * More than 500 illustrations, with over 400 in color and 13 maps, including specially commissioned photographs, maps, plans, and reconstructions * Includes text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, and detailed glossary * Looks at Greek art from perspectives of both art history and archaeology, giving students an understanding of the historical and everyday context of art objects

The Ancient Greeks

The Ancient Greeks
Author: Matthew Dillon,Lynda Garland
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 656
ISBN: 0415471435
Language: en
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The Ancient Greeks: History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander offers students a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Greek world for the period c.800-323 BC. It provides critical background to the key historical developments of the time: the Persian Wars, the rise of Athens and its empire in the 5th century and the subsequent Peloponnesian War, and the emergence of Macedon as a world power under Philip and Alexander. A chapter dedicated to Sparta provides students with crucial understanding of this important but enigmatic kingdom. However, The Ancient Greeks moves beyond political history to include social sections on women, religion and slaves, offering extensive coverage of the social and religious environment. The book is lavishly illustrated, with over 150 maps, illustrations and photographs, and includes a chronological table and glossary of key terms. With close referencing to Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander (third edition) and accompanied by a companion website, this volume provides invaluable support for students of ancient Greek history and civilization, and offers a comprehensive introduction for the interested reader.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece
Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 472
ISBN: 019512491X
Language: en
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Explores all aspects of life in ancient Greece from the advent of the Minoan civilization in Crete to the Roman conquest in 30 B.C., including information on rulers and leaders; economy, trade, and transport; religion and mythology; art, science, and philosophy, and everyday life.

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: James Whitley,Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology James Whitley
Release: 2001-10-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0521627338
Language: en
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A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods.

The Culture of Classicism

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

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece

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