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

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

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

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

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.

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.

Myth and History in Ancient Greece

Myth and History in Ancient Greece
Author: Claude Calame
Release: 2003-07-22
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780691114583
Language: en
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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.

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.

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.

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: 2007
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0792278267
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.

Exploring Ancient Greece

Exploring Ancient Greece
Author: John Malam
Release: 2006
Editor: Evans Brothers
Pages: 47
ISBN: 023752595X
Language: en
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Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archaeological evidence that remains today. Ancient Greece looks at who the Greeks were and their world of warships, great leaders, cities and poets. It goes on to discuss their achievements in writing, maths, science and philosophy, art and architecture, music and theatre, as well as their religions and festivals. Finally, we see the history of Greece under the Romans, and how the past is discovered today. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Ancient Greece also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.

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.

Eyewitness Workbook Ancient Greece

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

The Ancient Greek World

The Ancient Greek World
Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts,Tracy Barrett
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 190
ISBN: 019515696X
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
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0486275094
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 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.