Category: Greece

The Athenian Agora: A Short Guide to the Excavations by John McK. Camp

By John McK. Camp

This colourful assessment is meant basically for viewers to the location, but in addition presents an invaluable creation to the seen is still. After a short historical past of the Agora, the important monuments are defined, after which the reader is taken on a counterclockwise travel round the website. the writer is the present Director of Excavations on the Athenian Agora, and this advisor for this reason offers the main updated info on hand.

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Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by the Great. Alexander; the Great Alexander; the Great

By the Great. Alexander; the Great Alexander; the Great Alexander; Holt, Frank L.; Green, Peter

The so-called first battle of the twenty-first century really begun greater than 2,300 years in the past while Alexander the nice led his military into what's now a sprawling damage in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of old Bactria, situating in a broader ancient point of view America's battle in Afghanistan.

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Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History by Stefan Hagel

By Stefan Hagel

This ebook endeavours to pinpoint the relatives among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch structures. It lines the improvement of old melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via numerous diversifications necessitated via altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historical harmonic thought relied on the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are right down to past due antiquity, while info recorded by way of Ptolemy let a very transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial proof, introducing mathematical methods anyplace possible, but additionally contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological checklist and infrequently is ready to define the overall gains of tools in a roundabout way attested. The booklet can be vital to all these attracted to Greek tune, expertise and function tradition and the overall heritage of musicology.

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Democracy beyond Athens: Popular Government in the Greek by Eric W. Robinson

By Eric W. Robinson

What was once historic democracy like? Why did it unfold in old Greece? An incredible variety of volumes has been dedicated to the well-attested Athenian case, whereas non-Athenian democracy - for which proof is more durable to return through - has obtained simply fleeting consciousness. however, there exists a scattered physique of historical fabric relating to democracy past Athens, from historical literary authors and epigraphic records to archaeological proof, out of which you'll construct an realizing of the phenomenon. This publication provides an in depth learn of old Greek democracy within the Classical interval (480 - 323 BC), concentrating on examples open air Athens. It has 3 major pursuits: to spot the place and while democratic governments verified themselves in historic Greek city-states; to give an explanation for why democracy unfold to many components of Greece during this interval; and to additional our knowing of the character of old democracy by way of learning its practices past Athens.

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Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Chronological by John Drogo Montagu

By John Drogo Montagu

15 maps 18 conflict plans eight x 10 * the simplest single-volume reference e-book for classical battles * Brings jointly the debts of the traditional historians This finished reference publication at the battles of the traditional international covers occasions from the 8th century BC right down to 31BC, while Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra on the conflict of Actium. the writer offers, in an exhilarating and brilliant sort and whole with conflict plans and maps, all the land and sea battles of the Greek and Roman worlds, in line with the money owed by way of historians of the time. John Drogo Montagu's love of classical heritage was once fostered in early life through an inspiring instructor. After a profession in medication, Montagu again to the classical global and wrote this ebook.

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The Athenian Nation by Edward Cohen

By Edward Cohen

Hard the fashionable assumption that historic Athens is better understood as a polis, Edward Cohen boldly recasts our figuring out of Athenian political and social existence. Cohen demonstrates that historic assets stated Athens not just as a polis, but additionally as a "nation" (ethnos), and that Athens did surround the features now used to spot a "nation." He argues that during Athens financial, non secular, sexual, and social dimensions have been no less important than political and juridical concerns, and as a result rejects winning scholarship's equation of Athens with its male citizen body.In truth, Cohen exhibits that the types of "citizen" and "noncitizen" have been even more fluid than is frequently assumed, and that a few noncitizens exercised massive strength. He explores such topics because the fiscal value of businesswomen and filthy rich slaves; the authority exercised by means of enslaved public functionaries; the sensible egalitarianism of erotic family members and the extensive and significant protections opposed to sexual abuse of either unfastened individuals and slaves, and particularly of kids; the huge involvement of all sectors of the inhabitants in major non secular and native actions. All this emerges from using clean felony, monetary, and archaeological facts and research that display the social complexity of Athens, and the demographic and geographic components giving upward push to non-public anonymity and restricting own contacts--leading to the construction of an "imagined neighborhood" with a at the same time conceptualized identification, a unified economic system, and nationwide "myths" set in historic fabrication.

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Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume II, by Diogenes Laertius

By Diogenes Laertius

This wealthy compendium at the lives and doctrines of philosophers levels over 3 centuries, from Thales to Epicurus (to whom the total 10th ebook is devoted); forty five very important figures are portrayed. Diogenes Laertius rigorously compiled his details from thousands of resources and enriches his money owed with quite a few quotations. Diogenes Laertius lived most likely within the prior half the third century CE, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. His heritage, in ten books, is split unscientifically into 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus, together with the Socratic colleges; 'Italian' from Pythagoras to Epicurus, together with the Eleatics and sceptics. it's a very precious selection of quotations and evidence. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Diogenes Laertius is in volumes.

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Classical Greece: 500-323 BC (Short Oxford History of by Robin Osborne

By Robin Osborne

Classical Greece presents an research of the actual surroundings of and the archaic legacy to the classical urban, its financial system, its civic and non secular associations, the waging of battle among towns, the incidence and historic research of clash in the urban, and the personal lifetime of the citizen, completing with background during the 5th and fourth centuries. Robin Osborne provides us with a concise, entire, and authoritative e-book that may be loved by way of classics and heritage scholars; scholars taking classes in classical Greek literature, philosophy, artwork, and archaeology; lecturers; and common readers alike.

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Women classical scholars : unsealing the fountain from the by Rosie Wyles, Edith Hall

By Rosie Wyles, Edith Hall

Women Classical students: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly is the 1st written background of the pioneering ladies born among the Renaissance and 1913 who performed major roles within the background of classical scholarship. dealing with probably insurmountable hindrances from patriarchal social platforms and academic institutions--from studying Latin and Greek as a marginalized minority, to being excluded from institutional aid, denigrated for being light-weight or over-ambitious, and dealing within the shadows of husbands, fathers, and brothers--they however persisted to coach, edit, translate, examine, and elucidate the texts left to us via the traditional Greeks and Romans.

In this quantity, 20 essays through foreign leaders within the box chronicle the lives of ladies from world wide who've formed the self-discipline over greater than 500 years. prepared in largely chronological order from the Italian, Iberian, and Portuguese Renaissance via to the Stalinist Soviet Union and occupied France, they synthesize illuminating overviews of the evolution of classical scholarship with incisive case-studies into frequently missed key figures: a few, like Madame Anne Dacier, have been already well-known of their domestic international locations yet were ignored in past, male-centered money owed, whereas others were nearly thoroughly misplaced to the mainstream cultural reminiscence. This e-book identifies and celebrates them--their frustrations, achievements, and lasting files; in so doing it offers the classical students of this day, despite gender, with the feminine highbrow ancestors they didn't comprehend they had.

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