Category: Greece

Corfu Banquet by Emma Tennant

By Emma Tennant

Corfu dinner party celebrates the tastes, smells and colors of an island the place the cooking is seasonal and the vegetation play adjustments at the subject matter of a year-round spring. An island the place existence follows the ocean; from an icy turquoise in March, via autumn's olive darkness whilst mourga, (the mush of discarded olive skins from the village press) clouds the water to a claret wine, as iciness units in. A memoir within the rhythm of the 5 seasons of Corfu, the tale tells of the home of Rovinia, inbuilt the sixties via Emma Tennant's mom and dad and of Maria, the 'spirit of the house', her wisdom and knowledge. Corfu dinner party entwines recipes and unique images with fond reminiscences in prose. it is a sensuous adventure, like pinching the basil that grows in nice pots on the again door or tasting the faded crimson of the do-it-yourself fragole ice cream.

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A History of the Classical Greek World: 478 - 323 BC by P. J. Rhodes

By P. J. Rhodes

Thoroughly up to date and revised, the second one variation of this profitable and extensively praised textbook deals an account of the 'classical' interval of Greek heritage, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the loss of life of Alexander the nice in 323 BC.

• very important new chapters were additional, overlaying existence and tradition within the classical Greek world

• good points new pedagogical instruments, together with textboxes, and a finished chronological desk of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean

• Enlarged and extra maps and illustrative material

• Covers the heritage of a massive interval, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian struggle, and the conquests of Alexander the Great

• makes a speciality of the proof for the interval, and the way the facts is to be interpreted

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The Socratic Paradoxes and the Greek Mind by Michael J. O'Brien

By Michael J. O'Brien

In assessing what the paradoxes intended to Plato, O'Brien makes use of sure extensive ideas of inquiry. First, he insists, any platonic doctrine needs to be positioned within the context of Plato's complete philosophy--a truism no longer continuously commemorated. moment, the conversations of the discussion shape don't purely enhance Plato's philosophical statements yet substantially have an effect on their expression.

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Alexander's Heirs: The Age of the Successors by Edward M. Anson

By Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs deals a story account of the nearly 40 years following the dying of Alexander the nice, within which his generals vied for keep watch over of his big empire, and during their conflicts and politics finally created the Hellenistic Age.

  • Offers an account of the facility struggles among Alexander’s rival generals within the 40  yr interval following his death
  • Discusses how Alexander’s titanic empire eventually grew to become the Hellenistic World
  • Makes complete use of fundamental and secondary sources
  • Accessible to a extensive viewers of scholars, collage students, and the knowledgeable basic reader
  • Explores vital scholarly debates at the Diadochi

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Periklean Athens and Its Legacy. Problems and Perspectives by Judith M. Barringer, Jeffrey M. Hurwit

By Judith M. Barringer, Jeffrey M. Hurwit

The past due 5th century BC was once the golden age of historical Athens. less than the management of the popular soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians all started rebuilding the Akropolis, the place they created the nonetheless awe-inspiring Parthenon. Athenians additionally reached a zenith of creative fulfillment in sculpture, vase portray, and structure, which supplied carrying on with proposal for plenty of succeeding generations. The specifically commissioned essays during this quantity supply a clean, cutting edge landscape of the artwork, structure, background, tradition, and impression of Periklean Athens. Written via best specialists within the box, the articles disguise a variety of issues, together with: * An assessment of Perikles' army management throughout the early levels of the Peloponnesian warfare. * Iconographical and iconological reports of vase work, wall work, and sculpture. * Explorations of the Parthenon and different monuments of the Athenian Akropolis. *The legacy of Periklean Athens and its effect upon later paintings. * exams of the fashionable reception of the Akropolis. As a complete, this number of essays proves that even a well-explored box resembling Periklean Athens can yield new treasures while mined through perceptive and professional investigators.

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Antiquity Greeks and Romans in Context by Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor

By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor

Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context presents a chronological advent to the historical past of old Mediterranean civilizations in the better context of its modern Eurasian world.
- cutting edge procedure organizes Greek and Roman historical past right into a unmarried chronology
- Combines the conventional ancient tale with matters which are valuable to fashionable examine into the traditional global together with a number of social, cultural, and political topics
- enables an realizing of the traditional Mediterranean international as a solidarity, simply because the Mediterranean global is in its flip awarded as a part of a bigger whole
- Covers the whole old Mediterranean global from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.
- incorporates a different choice of photos, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to assist comprehension
- English translation of a well known Dutch booklet, De oudheid, now in its 3rd variation

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Greek Seismology by Liner C.L.

By Liner C.L.

This ebook used to be written a few years in the past. It used to be the outgrowth of my curiosity in seismology. Greek civilization, and the historical past of technological know-how. I wrote it for myself, and maybe as anything to go away my teenagers (who got here later). there have been occasional makes an attempt to post the paintings, yet those have been feeble and located no luck. despite the fact that, this sort of makes an attempt ended in my column "Seismos" within the cutting edge, a e-book of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. hello truth, of the early columns handled subject material mined from this booklet. One used to be the original reference in Herodotus to the earliest identified example of mirrored image seismology.

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