Greek Homosexuality


Author: Kenneth James Dover
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674362703
Category: History
Page: 246
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To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192852477
Category: History
Page: 520
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The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. - ;The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. -

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks, 2nd Edition


Author: Robert Garland
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031335815X
Category: History
Page: 368
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Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life. Discover why it was more desirable to be a slave than a day laborer. Examine cooking methods and rules of ancient warfare. Uncover Greek mythology. Learn how Greeks foretold the future. Understand what life was like for women, and what prevailing attitudes were toward sexuality, marriage, and divorce. This volume brings ancient Greek life home to readers through a variety of anecdotes and primary source passages from contemporary authors, allowing comparison between the ancient world and modern life. A multitude of resources will engage students and interested readers, including a Making Connections feature which offers interactive and fun ideas for research assignments. The concluding chapter places the ancient world in the present, covering new interpretations like the movie 300, the founding of modern Greece, and the ways in which classical culture still affects our own. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume offers a unique and descriptive look at one of the most influential eras in human history.

Phoenix


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical philology
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Ancient Greek Athletics


Author: Stephen G. Miller
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300115291
Category: History
Page: 288
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The earliest Olympic games began more than twenty-five-hundred years ago. What were they like, how were they organized, who participated? Were ancient sports a means of preparing youth for warfare? In this lavishly illustrated book, a world expert on ancient Greek athletics provides the first comprehensive introduction to the subject, vividly describing ancient sporting events and games and exploring their impact on art, literature, and politics. Using a wide array of ancient sources, written and visual, and including recent archaeological discoveries, Stephen Miller reconstructs ancient Greek athletic festivals and the details of specific athletic events. He also explores broader themes, including the role of women in ancient athletics, the place of amateurism, and the relationship between athletic events and social and political life. Published in the year the modern Olympic Games return to Athens, this book will be a source of information and enjoyment for anyone interested in the history of athletics and the origins of the world{u2019}s most famous sporting event.

Myth and Society in Ancient Greece


Author: Jean Pierre Vernant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780942299175
Category: History
Page: 279
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"In this groundbreaking study, Vernant declinates a compelling new vision of ancient Greece. Myth and Society takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon, and revels to us a fundamentally other culture--one of slavery, of blood sacrifice, of perpetual and ritualized warfare, of ceremonial hunting and ecstasies."--Publisher's description.

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World


Author: David Sacks,Oswyn Murray,Lisa R. Brody
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110200
Category: History
Page: 433
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Discusses the people, places and events found in over 2,000 years of Greek civilization.

The Greeks and Greek Civilization


Author: Jacob Burckhardt,Oswyn Murray,Sheila Stern
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312244477
Category: History
Page: 504
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The landmark study of ancient Greek civilization by a renowned nineteenth-century scholar and historian sheds new light on Greek culture and its influence that rejects the long-held myth of the Greek democratic state. 25,000 first printing.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Academic libraries
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Politics and Society in Ancient Greece


Author: Nicholas F. Jones
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275987657
Category: History
Page: 167
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Every aspect of life (citizenship, business, literature, drama, art, sports, religion, and private life) in the ancient world was affected by political motives.

Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World


Author: Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521002301
Category: Art
Page: 357
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This book provides a comprehensive account of mosaics in the ancient world from the early pebble mosaics of Greece to the pavements of Christian churches in the East. Separate chapters in Part I cover the principal regions of the Roman Empire in turn, in order to bring out the distinctive characteristics of their mosaic workshops. Questions of technique and production, of the role of mosaics in architecture, and of their social functions and implications are treated in Part II. The book discusses both well-known works and recent finds, and balances consideration of exceptional masterpieces against standard workshop production. Two main lines of approach are followed throughout: first, the role of mosaics as a significant art form, which over an unbroken span illuminates the evolution of pictorial style better than any comparable surviving medium; and secondly, their character as works of artisan production closely linked to their architectural context.

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Annual cumulation
Author: Clara Elizabeth Fanning,Margaret Jackdon,H.W. Wilson Company,Mary Katharine Reely,Mertice May James
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
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Soldiers & Ghosts

A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity
Author: J. E. Lendon
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300119794
Category: History
Page: 468
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What set the successful armies of Sparta, Macedon, and Rome apart from those they defeated? In this major new history of battle from the age of Homer through the decline of the Roman empire, J. E. Lendon surveys a millennium of warfare to discover how militaries change--and don't change--and how an army's greatness depends on its use of the past. Noting this was an age that witnessed few technological advances, J. E. Lendon shows us that the most successful armies were those that made the most effective use of cultural tradition. Ancient combat moved forward by looking backward for inspiration--the Greeks, to Homer; the Romans, to the Greeks and to their own heroic past. The best ancient armies recruited soldiers from societies with strong competitive traditions; and the best ancient leaders, from Alexander to Julius Caesar, called upon those traditions to encourage ferocious competition at every rank. Ranging from the Battle of Champions between Sparta and Argos in 550 B.C. through Julian's invasion of Persia in A.D. 363, Soldiers and Ghosts brings to life the most decisive military contests of ancient Greece and Rome. Lendon places these battles, and the methods by which they were fought, in a sweeping narrative of ancient military history. On every battlefield, living soldiers fought alongside the ghosts of tradition--ghosts that would inspire greatness for almost a millennium before ultimately coming to stifle it.

Roman Manliness

"Virtus" and the Roman Republic
Author: Myles McDonnell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521827884
Category: History
Page: 481
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This 2006 book examines notions of virtus as it contributed to Roman ideas of manliness.