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
Available:
Release: 2019-04-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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: 402
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132216651
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small group of people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations ever. Comprehensive and balanced, ABrief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, Second Edition is a shorter version of the authors' highly successful Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, Second Edition (OUP, 2008). Four leading authorities on the classical world offer a lively and up-to-dateaccount 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 fromtheir neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based oncomparative 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.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece

A Brief History of Ancient Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley Mayer Burstein,Walter Donlan,Jennifer Tolbert Roberts,David W. Tandy
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0199981558
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this concise historical survey of Ancient Greece, 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, while integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece International Edition

A Brief History of Ancient Greece  International Edition
Author: Professor of Classics at Hunter College and Graduate School Sarah B Pomeroy,Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley Mayer Burstein,Walter Donlan,Jennifer Tolbert Roberts,David W. Tandy
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0199981566
Available:
Release: 2014-07-03
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Not for sale in the USA or Canada. Content has been changed for Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Adaptation with the author's approval"--Title page verso.

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
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 "

A Brief History of Ancient Greek

A Brief History of Ancient Greek
Author: Stephen Colvin
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781118610725
Available:
Release: 2013-12-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Brief History of Ancient Greek accessibly depicts thesocial history of this ancient language from its Indo-Europeanroots to the present day. Explains key relationships between the language and literatureof the Classical period (500 - 300 BC) Provides a social history of the language which transliteratesand translates all Greek as appropriate, and is thereforeaccessible to readers who know little or no Greek Written in the framework of modern sociolinguistic theory,relating the development of Ancient Greek to its social andpolitical context Reflects the latest thinking on subjects such as KoinéGreek and the relationship between literary and vernacularGreek

A Short History of Ancient Greece

A Short History of Ancient Greece
Author: PJ Rhodes
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857735515
Available:
Release: 2014-09-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classical Greece and its legacy have long inspired a powerful and passionate fascination. The civilization that bequeathed to later ages drama and democracy, Homer and heroism, myth and Mycenae and the Delphic Oracle and the Olympic Games has, perhaps more than any other, helped shape the intellectual contours of the modern world. P J Rhodes is among the most distinguished historians of antiquity. In this elegant, zesty new survey he explores the archaic (8th–early 5th centuries BCE), classical (5th and 4th centuries BCE) and Hellenistic (late 4th–mid-2nd centuries BCE) periods up to the beginning of Roman hegemony. His scope is that of the peoples who originated on the Greek mainland and Aegean islands who later migrated to the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and then (following the conquests of Alexander) to the Near East and beyond. Exploring topics such as the epic struggle with Persia; the bitter rivalry of Athens and Sparta; slaves and ethnicity; religion and philosophy; and literature and the visual arts, this authoritative book will attract students and non-specialists in equal measure.

The Ancient Near East Greece and Rome

The Ancient Near East  Greece and Rome
Author: Jack L. Schwartzwald
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781476613079
Available:
Release: 2014-03-08
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers a concise survey of Western Civilization from the Stone Age through the fall of the last Western Roman Emperor in AD 476. Each of the three sections chronicle a critical epoch in human history. Section I encompasses man’s ascent from barbarism to civilization in the Ancient Near East; Section II witnesses the development of Western Civilization in Ancient Greece; and Section III catalogs the failed attempt to build the West’s first “nation-state” in Ancient Rome. Human foibles are abundantly portrayed but so too is the ascent of humankind.

A Brief History of the Romans

A Brief History of the Romans
Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Noel Emmanuel Lenski,Noel Lenski,Richard J. A. Talbert
Pages: 358
ISBN: 0199987556
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revised edition of: A brief history of ancient Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy
Pages: 561
ISBN: 0199846049
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A History of Ancient Greek

A History of Ancient Greek
Author: Maria Arapopoulou,Maria Chritē
Pages: 1617
ISBN: 9780521833073
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Release: 2007-01-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comprehensive, authoritative but highly accessible reference work essential for all those interested in the history of Greek.

A Chronology of Ancient Greece

A Chronology of Ancient Greece
Author: Timothy Venning
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781473879232
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Release: 2015-11-30
Editor: Pen and Sword
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives

A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives
Author: David Stuttard
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780500772218
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book to tell the Greek story through the interconnecting lives of the men and women who shaped its politics and literature, its science and philosophy, its art and sport The political leaders, writers, artists, and philosophers of ancient Greece turned a small group of city states into a pan-Mediterranean civilization, whose legacy can be found everywhere today. But who were these people, what do we know of their lives, and how did they interact with one another? In this original new approach to telling the Greek story, David Stuttard weaves together the lives of the movers and shakers of the Greek world into a continuous narrative, from the early tyrant rulers Peisistratus and Polycrates, through the stirrings of democracy under Cleisthenes to the rise of Macedon under Philip II and Alexander the Great and the eventual decline of the Greek world as Rome rose. Moving from Sicily to Afghanistan, and from Macedonia to Alexandria; delving into the worlds of mathematics and geography, rhetoric and historiography, painting and sculpture; exploring the accounts of historians and mystics, poets and dramatists, political commentators and philosophers, this book creates a vivid picture of life in all arenas of the ancient Greek world. As well as the most famous politicians and writers, in these pages the reader will meet less well-known figures such as Milo, the Olympic wrestler who led his home town in a time of crisis; Aspasia, the brilliant female intellectual, who taught rhetoric to Socrates; and Epaminondas, the Theban who taught tactics to Philip of Macedon and so destroyed his own city.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author: Eric Brown
Pages: 74
ISBN: 1951103092
Available:
Release: 2019-06-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did the Greek world change and develop over the course of the several centuries that compose the Ancient era of history? What lessons can the history of Ancient Greece teach us about the Ancient world and about our world today? Find the answers to all of these questions and more in this book...

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author: Stephan Weaver
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9781516867028
Available:
Release: 2015-08-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The foundation of democracy, the genesis of the Olympic Games, the cradle of Western thinking; the inspiration of the Renaissance—the world owes Ancient Greece a lot more than one might think. Home to humanities greatest philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, this era is enriched with a wealth of fascinating events. Spanning over a period of seven centuries and reigning over large territories stretching as far as Southwest Asia and the entire Mediterranean, the kingdoms of Greece were able to imbue half the world with their beautiful culture, art, literature and innovative thinking. Inside you will learn about… ✓ The Rise of Ancient Greece ✓ Archaic Greece ✓ Classical Greece ✓ Hellenistic Greece ✓ The Fall of Ancient Greece ✓ Ten Little Known Facts about Ancient Greece This eBook discusses each epoch of this electrifying era from beginning to end: The Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods and the fall of Ancient Greece. Enriched with riveting details of the era, this eBook will not only edify you but also keep you entranced.

A Brief History of Ancient Astrology

A Brief History of Ancient Astrology
Author: Roger Beck
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780470775370
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Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Brief History of Ancient Astrology explores the theory and practice of astrology from Babylon to Ancient Greece and Rome and its cultural and political impact on ancient societies. Discusses the union between early astrology and astronomy, in contrast to the modern dichotomy between science and superstition. Explains the ancient understanding of the zodiac and its twelve signs, the seven planets, and the fixed circle of 'places' against which the signs and planets revolve. Demonstrates how to construct and interpret a horoscope in the ancient manner, using original ancient horoscopes and handbooks. Considers the relevance of ancient astrology today.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author: Paul Cartledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780191571572
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Release: 2009-10-22
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient Greek models. Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city - in Greek, the polis, from which we derive 'politics'. It is above all this feature of Greek civilization that has formed its most enduring legacy, spawning such key terms as aristocracy, oligarchy, tyranny and - last but by no means least - democracy. This highly stimulating introduction to Ancient Greece takes the polis as its starting point. Paul Cartledge uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative themes in Ancient Greek history, from the first documented use of the Greek language around 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in around CE 330. Covering everything from politics, trade, and travel to slavery, gender, religion, and philosophy, it provides the ideal concise introduction to the history and culture of this remarkable civilization that helped give birth to the world as we know it.

History of Ancient Rome

History of Ancient Rome
Author: Nathaniel Harris
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0600598098
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Release: 2000
Editor: Hamlyn (UK)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was the greatest empire ever, with an unconquerable army, larger-than-life rulers, impressive structures, richly developed art and philosophy, and a vast, advanced culture. Any discussion of our own civilization's law, religion, war, and literature must invoke Rome's name. From the republic's establishment to its timeless legacy, follow the thrilling narrative of Rome's history, impressively illustrated with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and paintings. The spectacular remains are scattered over three continents, and its influence will never fade.

A Short History of Writing Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction
Author: James Jerome Murphy
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780415897457
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Release: 2012
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The collection is rich in scholarship and critical perspectives, which is made accessible through the robust list of pedagogical tools included, such as the Key Concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter, and the Glossary of Key Terms and Bibliography for Further Study provided at the end of the text. Further additions include increased attention to orthography, or the physical aspects of the writing process, new material on high school instruction, sections on writing in the electronic age, and increased coverage of women rhetoricians and writing instruction of women. A new chapter on writing instruction in Late Medieval Europe was also added to augment coverage of the Middle Ages, fill the gap in students' knowledge of the period, and present instructional methods that can be easily reproduced in the modern classroom.

A History of Ancient Greece in Its Mediterranean Context

A History of Ancient Greece in Its Mediterranean Context
Author: Nancy H. Demand
Pages: 411
ISBN: IND:32000001718453
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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