Women in Ancient Greece


Author: Sue Blundell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674954731
Category: History
Page: 224
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Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position - and how they were regarded by men.

Greek Ways

How the Greeks Created Western Civilization
Author: Bruce Thornton
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1893554570
Category: History
Page: 198
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Writing with wit and erudition, Thornton discusses in fascinating detail those areas of Greek life--sexuality and sexual roles; slavery and war; philosophy and politics--that some modern critics have made into Rcontested sites.S He also reclaims the importance of those core ideas the Greeks invented, ideas about human fate and purpose that have shaped the modern world.

Problems in the History of Ancient Greece

Sources and Interpretation
Author: Donald Kagan,Gregory F. Viggiano
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 389
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This collection of contested problems in the history of Ancient Greece aims to enhance and deepen the experience of any student. Each chapter within Problems in the History of Ancient Greece is a self-contained unit that presents a key problem of continuing interest among historians. In each case there is a selection of pertinent ancient sources in translation, with a number of modern viewpoints also presented. In this way, students may experience the nature of weighing and evaluating sources; the problem of posing mean­ingful and enlightening questions; the need to change hypotheses in the light of new evidence or new insights; and the necessity, in some cases, of suspending judgment. Note: The problems selected for this collection span the chronological period usually covered in ancient Greek courses. Second, they were selected because they have been the subject of relatively recent study. Finally, they are meant to be sufficiently varied in topic and approach; in order to expose the student to a variety of historical methods and techniques.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization


Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706774
Category: History
Page: 867
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Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

Patterns in History

A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought
Author: David Bebbington
Publisher: Regent College Publishing
ISBN: 9781573831536
Category: History
Page: 236
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Pandora's Daughters

The Role and Status of Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity
Author: Eva Cantarella
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801833854
Category: History
Page: 229
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Expanded and updated for this English-language translation, this book offers the first history of women in ancient Greece and Rome to be written from a legal perspective. Cantarella demonstrates how literary, anecdotal. and judicial sources can and cannot be used to discover that Greek and Roman men thought about women.

Greek Lyric

An Anthology in Translation
Author: Andrew M. Miller
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603848592
Category: Poetry
Page: 280
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Successfully integrating elegance and a close fidelity to the Greek, these new translations aim to provide Greekless students with as close a sense as possible of how the Greeks themselves thought and wrote about the world. Miller's skillful introduction places the works in historical context and briefly describes the different metrical forms represented in the selections. Headnotes to each section highlight the background of the poet whose works follows. Complete with a glossary of names and a select bibliography.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece, International Edition

Politics, Society, and Culture
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
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199981564
Category: Greece
Page: 432
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"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.

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves

Women in Classical Antiquity
Author: Sarah Pomeroy
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307791475
Category: History
Page: 304
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"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged."--Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement. Illustrations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Romans : from village to empire


Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199730575
Category: History
Page: 586
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"The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book captures and analyzes the outstanding political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. Here too are some of the most fascinating individuals ever to walk across the world stage, including Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors bring to life many aspects of Rome's cultural and social history, from the role of women, to literature, entertainments, town-planning, portraiture, and religion. The book incorporates more than 30 maps."--Jacket.

Ancient Greece

A Political, Social, and Cultural History
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Stanley M. Burstein,Walter Donlan,David W. Tandy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190686918
Category: History
Page: 592
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Revised and updated throughout, the fourth 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 six leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers theentire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory

Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future
Author: Cynthia Eller
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807067932
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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According to the myth of matriarchal prehistory, men and women lived together peacefully before recorded history. Society was centered around women, with their mysterious life-giving powers, and they were honored as incarnations and priestesses of the Great Goddess. Then a transformation occurred, and men thereafter dominated society. Given the universality of patriarchy in recorded history, this vision is understandably appealing for many women. But does it have any basis in fact? And as a myth, does it work for the good of women? Cynthia Eller traces the emergence of the feminist matriarchal myth, explicates its functions, and examines the evidence for and against a matriarchal prehistory. Finally, she explains why this vision of peaceful, woman-centered prehistory is something feminists should be wary of.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans
Author: William Cooper Nell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: N.A
Category: African American soldiers
Page: 396
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Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World


Author: Monica S. Cyrino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137299606
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 278
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This dynamic collection of essays by international film scholars and classicists addresses the provocative representation of sexuality in the ancient world on screen. A critical reader on approaches used to examine sexuality in classical settings, contributors use case studies from films and television series spanning from the 1920s to the present.

Ancient Greece


Author: Thomas R. Martin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300190638
Category: History
Page: 256
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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

A Companion to Ancient History


Author: Andrew Erskine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118581539
Category: History
Page: 736
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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and major themes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading international scholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverage of the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancient history

Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, 1787-1842


Author: Richard Gravil
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847603459
Category: Poetry
Page: 420
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Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, the most comprehensive critical study of the poet since the 1960s, presents the poet as balladist, sonneteer, minstrel, elegist, prophet of nature, and national bard. The book argues that Wordsworth's uniquely various oeuvre is unified by his sense of bardic vocation. Like Walt Whitman or the bards of Cumbria, Wordsworth sees himself as 'the people's remembrancer'. Like them, he sings of nature and endurance, laments the fallen, fosters national independence and liberty. His task is to reconcile in one society 'the living and the dead' and to nurture both 'the people' and 'the kind'. Review Comment: 'This erudite exposition, profligate with its ideas ... succeeds as few others have done in apprehending Wordsworth's career holistically, incorporating all its diversities and apparent inconsistencies into a unified vision. It justifies fully the notion proposed by Hughes and Heaney that he was England's last national poet.' - Duncan Wu, Review of English Studies