On the War for Greek Freedom

Selections from The Histories
Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846794
Category: History
Page: 232
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Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index of proper names, and maps.

The Greek War of Independence

The Struggle for Freedom from Ottoman Oppression
Author: David Brewer
Publisher: Duckworth Publishing
ISBN: 9780715641613
Category: Greece
Page: 393
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Tells the story of the Greeks' struggle for freedom from Ottoman oppression.

The Causes of War

Volume 1: 3000 BCE to 1000 CE
Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782252088
Category: Law
Page: 284
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This is the first volume of a projected four-volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day, written by a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them. These volumes seek to show why millions of people, over thousands of years, slayed each other. In departing from the various theories put forward by historians, anthropologists and psychologists, Gillespie offers a different taxonomy of the causes of war, focusing on the broader settings of politics, religion, migrations and empire-building. These four contexts were dominant and often overlapping justifications for the first four thousand years of human civilisation, for which written records exist.

Alexander the Great

A New History
Author: Waldemar Heckel,Lawrence A. Tritle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360159
Category: History
Page: 392
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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

Excursions in Epichoric History

Aiginetan Essays
Author: Thomas J. Figueira
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847677924
Category: History
Page: 433
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In a test case for the study of epichoric Greek history (that not centered on Athens and Sparta), Thomas Figueira deploys a range of disciplinary methodologies to explore the political history of the ancient island city-state of Aigina, down to the Roman conquest of Greece. Excursions in Epichoric History combines previously published articles, revised and updated, and new essays to provide a set of alternative perspectives on the course of Greek foreign policy and institutional history.

Reproducing Athens

Menander’s Comedy, Democratic Culture, and the Hellenistic City
Author: Susan Lape
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400825912
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 320
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Reproducing Athens examines the role of romantic comedy, particularly the plays of Menander, in defending democratic culture and transnational polis culture against various threats during the initial and most fraught period of the Hellenistic Era. Menander's romantic comedies--which focus on ordinary citizens who marry for love--are most often thought of as entertainments devoid of political content. Against the view, Susan Lape argues that Menander's comedies are explicitly political. His nationalistic comedies regularly conclude by performing the laws of democratic citizen marriage, thereby promising the generation of new citizens. His transnational comedies, on the other hand, defend polis life against the impinging Hellenistic kingdoms, either by transforming their representatives into proper citizen-husbands or by rendering them ridiculous, romantic losers who pose no real threat to citizen or city. In elaborating the political work of romantic comedy, this book also demonstrates the importance of gender, kinship, and sexuality to the making of democratic civic ideology. Paradoxically, by championing democratic culture against various Hellenistic outsiders, comedy often resists the internal status and gender boundaries on which democratic culture was based. Comedy's ability to reproduce democratic culture in scandalous fashion exposes the logic of civic inclusion produced by the contradictions in Athens's desperately politicized gender system. Combining careful textual analysis with an understanding of the context in which Menander wrote, Reproducing Athens profoundly changes the way we read his plays and deepens our understanding of Athenian democratic culture.

The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece

Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Kurt Raaflaub,Raaflaub, Kurt A. Raaflaub
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226701011
Category: History
Page: 420
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Although there is constant conflict over its meanings and limits, political freedom itself is considered a fundamental and universal value throughout the modern world. For most of human history, however, this was not the case. In this book, Kurt Raaflaub asks the essential question: when, why, and under what circumstances did the concept of freedom originate? To find out, Raaflaub analyses ancient Greek texts from Homer to Thucydides in their social and political contexts. Archaic Greece, he concludes, had little use for the idea of political freedom; the concept arose instead during the great confrontation between Greeks and Persians in the early fifth century BCE. Raaflaub then examines the relationship of freedom with other concepts, such as equality, citizenship, and law, and pursues subsequent uses of the idea—often, paradoxically, as a tool of domination, propaganda, and ideology. Raaflaub's book thus illuminates both the history of ancient Greek society and the evolution of one of humankind's most important values, and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the conceptual fabric that still shapes our world views.

Herodotus: The Persian War

Author: Herodotus,William Shepherd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521281946
Category: Education
Page: 136
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Trans, from the Greek.


A New History
Author: Nigel M. Kennell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360531
Category: History
Page: 232
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Spartans: A New History chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity. Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context

Greece, the Hidden Centuries

Turkish Rule from the Fall of Constantinople to Greek
Author: Brewer David
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730045
Category: History
Page: 320
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For almost four hundred years, between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Greek War of Independence, the history of Greece is shrouded in mystery. What was life really like for the Greeks under Ottoman rule? Was it a period of unremitting exploitation and enslavement for the Greeks until they were finally able to rise up against their Turkish overlords, as is the traditional, Greek nationalistic view? Or did the Greeks derive some benefit from Turkish rule? How did the Greeks and Turks co-exist for so long? And why are Greek attitudes towards Venice, who also controlled much of Greece for many of these years, so different? In this wide-ranging yet concise history David Brewer explodes many of the myths about Turkish rule of Greece. He places the Greek story in its wider, international context and casts fresh light on the dynamics of power not only between Greeks and Ottomans but also between Muslims and Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic, throughout Europe. This absorbing and riveting account of a crucial period will ensure that the history of Greece under Turkish rule is no longer hidden. It will delight anyone with an interest in Greek and Turkish history and in how the past has shaped the Greece we know today.


The Modern Sequel : from 1831 to the Present
Author: Giannēs Koliopoulos,Thanos Veremēs
ISBN: 9781850654629
Category: Greece
Page: 407
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This historical essay explores Greece in the 1990s. It seeks to illuminate vital aspects of the Greek phenomenon using themes such as politics, institutions, society, ideology, foreign policy, geography and culture.

Taken at the Flood

The Roman Conquest of Greece
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199916896
Category: History
Page: 287
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Chronicles Rome's policies in the Greek East, which began as self-rule so that the Empire could focus on the Carthaginian menace in the West, but later moved to more direct control several decades later.

Chronological Tables of Greek History

Author: Carl Peter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107620996
Category: History
Page: 156
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This 1882 book translates a series of concurrent chronological tables which chart the history of the ancient Greek world.

Greek History: The Basics

Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690168
Category: History
Page: 188
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Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome. With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece’s ancient history, the book covers the key topics, approaches and issues at the heart of Greek History, including: • The invention of politics and the rise of democracy • The central role played by the Greek city • The insights from cultural, political, demographic and economic history • The benefits and pitfalls of working with different types of sources. Featuring maps, illustrations, a timeline and annotated guides to further reading, this book is an engaging and authoritative introduction for students of Ancient Greek History.

Freedom in Greek Life and Thought

The History of an Ideal. Translated from the German by C. Lofmark
Author: M. Pohlenz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027700094
Category: History
Page: 202
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Freedom's Battle

The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention
Author: Gary J. Bass
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307269299
Category: History
Page: 496
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This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom’s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action by exposing them to distant atrocities. Wildly romantic and full of bizarre enthusiasms, these activists were pioneers of a new political consciousness. And their legacy has much to teach us about today’s human rights crises. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Greek World in the Fourth Century

From the Fall of the Athenian Empire to the Successors of Alexander
Author: Lawrence A. Tritle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134524749
Category: History
Page: 316
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The contributors in this volume present a systematic survey of the struggles of Athens, Sparta and Thebes to dominate Greece in the fourth century - only to be overwhelmed by the newly emerging Macedonian kingdom of Philip II. Additionally, the situation of Greeks in Sicily, Italy and Asia is portrayed, showing the geographical and political diffusion of the Greeks in a broader historical context. This book will provide the reader with a clearly drawn and vivid picture of the main events and leading personalities in this decisive period of Greek history.

Hannibal's War

A Military History of the Second Punic War
Author: John Francis Lazenby
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806130040
Category: History
Page: 340
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Hannibal is acknowledged to be one of history's greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps - complete with elephants - to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal's War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War - what some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal's war against Rome.