Ancient Greece Book
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Ancient Greece


  • Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 0199846049

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Ancient Greece Excerpt :

Revised and updated throughout, the third 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 five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era. FEATURES * New! Extensively revised coverage of early Greece by new coauthor David Tandy * New! A revised art program that includes two eight-page color inserts (one new to this edition), 180 black-and-white photos and line drawings, and eighteen maps * Uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside * Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history * Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary * New! A Companion Website featuring chapter summaries, self-quizzes, discussion questions, flashcards of key terms, maps, a pronunciation guide, links to useful websites, and a film and television guide

Ancient Greece Book

Ancient Greece


  • Author : Matthew Dillon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-06-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136991387

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Ancient Greece Excerpt :

In this revised edition, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have expanded the chronological range of Ancient Greece to include the Greek world of the fourth century. The sourcebook now ranges from the first lines of Greek literature to the death of Alexander the Great, covering all of the main historical periods and social phenomena of ancient Greece. The material is taken from a variety of sources: historians, inscriptions, graffiti, law codes, epitaphs, decrees, drama and poetry. It includes the major literary authors, but also covers a wide selection of writers, including many non-Athenian authors. Whilst focusing on the main cities of ancient Greece - Athens and Sparta- the sourcebook also draws on a wide range of material concerning the Greeks in Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Asia Minor and the Black Sea. Ancient Greece covers not only the chronological, political history of ancient Greece, but also explores the full spectrum of Greek life through topics such as gender, social class, race and labour. This revised edition includes: Two completely new chapters - "The Rise of Macedon" and "Alexander ′the Great′, 336-323" BC New material in the chapters on The City-State, Religion in the Greek World, Tyrants and Tyranny, The Peloponnesian War and its Aftermath, Labour: Slaves, Serfs and Citizens, and Women, Sexuality and the Family It is structured so that: Thematically arranged chapters arranged allow students to build up gradually knowledge of the ancient Greek world Introductory essays to each chapter give necessary background to understand topic areas Linking commentaries help students understand the source extracts and what they reveal about the ancient Greeks Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander the Great. Third Edition, will continue to be a definitive collection of source material on the society and culture of the Greeks.

The Ancient Greeks Book

The Ancient Greeks


  • Author : David B. Small
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-30
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521895057

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This book applies anthropological concepts of social structure and evolutionary theory to Ancient Greece.

Ancient Greece Book

Ancient Greece


  • Author : Jeremy McInerney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0500293376

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An extensively illustrated introduction to ancient Greek history

Explore Ancient Egypt  Book

Explore Ancient Egypt


  • Author : Carmella Van Vleet
  • Publisher : Nomad Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619301092

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Explore Ancient Egypt Excerpt :

Pyramids, mummies, amulets, temples, and pharaohs— Explore Ancient Egypt! brings this fascinating civilization to young readers ages 6–9 with 25 hands-on projects, activities, and games. Kids learn about ancient Egyptian homes, food, money, toys, games, makeup, clothes, kings, mummies, and more. Projects are easy to follow and require primarily common household products and very little adult supervision. Activities range from making a scarab necklace to writing in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and making King Tut sandals. By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore Ancient Egypt! in this accessible introduction to an incredible, ancient world.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS Book
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TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS


  • Author : Kris Bordessa
  • Publisher : Nomad Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936749133

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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece Book

Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece


  • Author : Zinon Papakonstantinou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317051121

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Sport and Identity in Ancient Greece Excerpt :

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.

The Ancient Greeks Book

The Ancient Greeks


  • Author : Stephanie Lynn Budin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195379846

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The Ancient Greeks Excerpt :

This authoritative book surveys the full extent of the culture that gave us the Acropolis, the Illiad, and The Republic. Stephanie Lynn Budin introduces general readers to the 3000 years of ancient Greek civilization - its art, literature, politics, religion, war, and empire - addressing manytopics usually covered only in specialized works. Here, for example, are abundant primary sources, and a guide to reading the ancient script known as Linear B. Here, too, is a rich collection of illustrations, drawings, maps, and photographs, including detailed renderings of Knossos, Akritiri, and ahost of archeological sites, showing them as they appeared originally and as they are now. Drawing on the latest interpretations of artifacts, texts, and other evidence, The Ancient Greeks takes readers inside the process of discovery, and provides a full history of the study of classical Greece,from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance right up to the present. The result is an ideal guide to one of the world's most revered cultures of the past.

Discovering Ancient Greece Book

Discovering Ancient Greece


  • Author : Kathryn Morgan
  • Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622758333

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Discovering Ancient Greece Excerpt :

It would be difficult to decide if the ancient Greeks are best known for their literature or mythology, for their philosophy or their government. On all fronts, ancient Greece paved the way for civilizations to come, making momentous contributions to humanity unmatched by other societies. This authoritative, upper elementary volume covers all aspects of Greek society, including daily life, deities and legends, and the political systems of Greek city-states. Important writers and thinkers receive equal treatment, with profiles of Sophocles, Plato, and Homer presented, among others—all amounting to an exploration sure to inspire awe of the might of ancient Greece.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece Book
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A Brief History of Ancient Greece


  • Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 0195392671

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Thebes Book
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Thebes


  • Author : Paul Cartledge
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468316070

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Thebes Excerpt :

The riveting, definitive account of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, by the acclaimed author of The Spartans—now in paperback Among the extensive writing available about the history of ancient Greece, there is precious little about the city-state of Thebes. At one point the most powerful city in ancient Greece, Thebes has been long overshadowed by its better-known rivals, Athens and Sparta. In Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece, acclaimed classicist and historian Paul Cartledge brings the city vividly to life and argues that it is central to our understanding of the ancient Greeks’ achievements—whether politically or culturally—and thus to the wider politico-cultural traditions of western Europe, the Americas, and indeed the world. From its role as an ancient political power, to its destruction at the hands of Alexander the Great as punishment for a failed revolt, to its eventual restoration by Alexander’s successor, Cartledge deftly chronicles the rise and fall of the ancient city. He recounts the history with deep clarity and mastery for the subject and makes clear both the di?erences and the interconnections between the Thebes of myth and the Thebes of history. Written in clear prose and illustrated with images in two color inserts, Thebes is a gripping read for students of ancient history and those looking to experience the real city behind the myths of Cadmus, Hercules, and Oedipus.

A Chronology of Ancient Greece Book

A Chronology of Ancient Greece


  • Author : Timothy Venning
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473879232

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A Chronology of Ancient Greece Excerpt :

This book offers a coherent narrative of the politico-military history of ancient Greece. It commences with the necessarily approximate course of events in Bronze and early Iron Age, as estimated by the most reliable scholarship plus the legendary accounts of this period. From the Persian Wars onwards, a year-by-year chronology is constructed from the ancient historical sources. Where possible a day-by-day narrative is given. The geographical scope expands as the horizons of the Greek world and colonization expanded with reference to developments in politico-military events in the Middle Eastern (and later Italian) states that came into contact with Greek culture. From the expansion of the Greek world across the region under Alexander, the development of all the relevant Greek/Macedonian states is covered. The text is divided into events per geographical area for each date, cross-referencing where needed. Detailed accounts are provided for battles and political crises where the sources allow this, and where not much is known for certain the different opinions of historians are referenced en route. The result is a coherent, accessible and accurate reference to what happened and when.

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome Book

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome


  • Author : Christopher Pelling
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191053658

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Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome Excerpt :

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.

Ancient Greece Book

Ancient Greece


  • Author : Thomas R. Martin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300190632

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Ancient Greece Excerpt :

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 Ionia Sanction Book
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The Ionia Sanction


  • Author : Gary Corby
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429979153

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"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he's made it first-rate entertainment." --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, the only investigating agent in ancient Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, the brilliant statesman Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job. The case takes Nico, in the company of a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy. Beyond that, there are only a few minor problems: He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him. Somehow he has to placate his girlfriend, who is very angry about that slave girl. He must meet Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then defected to the hated enemy. And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, and ambition, and his own life.