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Guide to Greece

Guide to Greece Author Pausanias
ISBN-10 014044226X
Release 1971
Pages 560
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Written by a Greek traveller in the second century ad for a principally Roman audience, Pausanias� Guide to Greece is a comprehensive, extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook for tourists of the age. Concentrating on buildings, tombs and statues, it also describes in detail the myths, religious beliefs and historical background behind the monuments considered. In doing so, it preserves Greek legends, quotes classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost, and offers a fascinating depiction of the glory of classical Greece immediately before its third-century decline. This, the second of two volumes, explores Southern Greece including Sparta, Arkadia, Bassae and the games at Olympia. An inspiration to travellers and writers across the ages, including Byron and Shelley, it remains one of the most influential of all travel books.



The 1995 Guide to Greece

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ISBN-10 OCLC:464362196
Release 1995
Pages 24
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Pausanias Guide to Greece

Pausanias  Guide to Greece Author Pausanias
ISBN-10 1898910316
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 759
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Pausanias' invaluable guide to the history, myths and legends of central and southern Greece as remembered and celebrated in his time (the second century, C.E.) Taylor adds many notes concerning the philosophical and theology background to Pausanias' description. The volume includes a comprehensive index. In two volumes.



The Age of Alexander

The Age of Alexander Author Plutarch
ISBN-10 9780141970387
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 672
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Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably by Shakespeare. This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, depicting, as he put it, 'those actions which illuminate the workings of the soul'. We learn why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific 'death of two boats'; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes delivered a funeral oration for the soldiers he had deserted in battle; and why Alexander, the most enigmatic of tyrants, self-destructed after conquering half the world.



Pausanias Travel and Memory in Roman Greece

Pausanias   Travel and Memory in Roman Greece Author Pausanias
ISBN-10 9780198029380
Release 2001-08-16
Pages 392
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Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yielding indispensable information about the cultural world of Roman Greece.



The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World Author John Boardman
ISBN-10 9780192852472
Release 1991-09-05
Pages 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. -



The Triumph of the Sea Gods

The Triumph of the Sea Gods Author Steven Sora
ISBN-10 9781594777523
Release 2007-06-19
Pages 260
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An investigation of the geographical incongruities in Homer’s epics locates Troy on the coast of Iberia, in a conflict that changed history • Cites the rise in sea level in 1200 B.C. as leading to the invasion and victory of the Atlantean sea people over the goddess-worshipping Trojans who ruled the coasts • Identifies Troia (Troy) as part of a tri-city area that later became Lisbon, Portugal In The Triumph of the Sea Gods, Steven Sora argues compellingly that Homer’s tales do not describe adventures in the Mediterranean, but are adaptations of Celtic myths that chronicle an Atlantic coastal war that took place off the Iberian Peninsula around 1200 B.C. It was a war between the pro-goddess Celtic culture that presided over what is now Portugal and the patriarchal culture of the sea-faring Atlanteans. The invasion of the Atlantean sea peoples brought destruction to the entire region stretching from Western Europe’s Atlantic border to Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. This was a turning point not only politically but also spiritually. The goddess became demonized, as seen in myths such as Pandora’s Box in which woman was seen as the source of evil, not the origin of life, and Homer’s tale of the epic Greek and Trojan war, which was triggered by the abduction of a woman. The actual historical struggle described in Homer’s stories, Sora explains, occurred during what was the last in a series of rises in sea level that inundated various land masses (Atlantis) and permitted sea passage to areas previously accessible only by land. The “Sea Gods” (Atlanteans) attacked the tri-city region of Troia (Troy), near present-day Lisbon, which, shortly thereafter, fell victim to a devastating series of seaquakes and tsunamis. The war and the subsequent destructive weather broke the power of this seaboard civilization, leading to a wholesale invasion by the sea peoples and the rapid decline of the region’s goddess-worshipping culture that had reigned there since Neolithic times. Sora shows how Homer’s tales allow the modern world to glimpse this ancient conflict, which has been obscured for centuries.



The Greeks and Greek Civilization

The Greeks and Greek Civilization Author Jacob Burckhardt
ISBN-10 0312244479
Release 1999-10-21
Pages 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.



Greek Ways

Greek Ways Author Bruce Thornton
ISBN-10 9781893554573
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 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.



On Sparta

On Sparta Author Plutarch
ISBN-10 9780140449433
Release 2005-05-26
Pages 264
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Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised edition includes a new introduction , a new essay on Plutarch, notes, a glossary, updated further reading, and an index.



Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome Author Charles Freeman
ISBN-10 9780199651924
Release 2014-03
Pages 759
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Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.



The Archaeology of Athens

The Archaeology of Athens Author John M. Camp
ISBN-10 0300101511
Release 2004
Pages 340
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In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp's lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites.



The Rise and Fall of Athens

The Rise and Fall of Athens Author Plutarque
ISBN-10 UVA:X001076152
Release 1960
Pages 318
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Women and law in classical Greece

Women and law in classical Greece Author Raphael Sealey
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105000211719
Release 1990
Pages 202
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Based on a sophisticated reading of legal evidence, this book offers a balanced assessment of the status of women in classical Greece. Raphael Sealey analyzes the rights of women in marriage, in the control of property, and in questions of inheritance. He advances the theory that the legal disabilities of Greek women occurred because they were prohibited from bearing arms. Sealey demonstrates that, with some local differences, there was a general uniformity in the legal treatment of women in the Greek cities. For Athens, the law of the family has been preserved in some detail in the scrupulous records of speeches delivered in lawsuits. These records show that Athenian women could testify, own property, and be tried for crime, but a male guardian had to administer their property and represent them at law. Gortyn allowed relatively more independence to the female than did Athens, and in Sparta, although women were allowed to have more than one husband, the laws were similar to those of Athens. Sealey's subsequent comparison of the law of these cities with Roman law throws into relief the common concepts and aims of Greek law of the family.



The Secrets of the Greek Islands

The Secrets of the Greek Islands Author Diana Farr Louis
ISBN-10 1847866484
Release 2009
Pages 192
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Encompassing all six of Greece's island groups—starting in the west with the Ionian islands, moving east to the Argo-Saronics, continuing to the Cyclades, Crete and the Dodecanese, circling up to the North Aegean islands, and back around to the Sporades and Evia—The Secrets of the Greek Islands highlights some of the most beautiful landscapes and villages of the Mediterranean. From the well-known hot spots of Corfu, Rhodes, and Kos down to the smaller or lesser-known islands such as Meganisi, Poros, and Alonnisos, this stunning gift book takes you on a journey through olive groves, secret coves, and white-washed villas clinging to the rocks.



Archaeology as Cultural History

Archaeology as Cultural History Author Ian Morris
ISBN-10 0631196021
Release 1991-01-16
Pages 376
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This book shows the reader how much archaeologists can learn from recent developments in cultural history.



A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths Author Stephen Kershaw
ISBN-10 0786720697
Release 2007
Pages 531
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Presents retellings of both well-known and forgotten Greek myths along with information on how they have remained a vital influence in Western culture, from Renaissance painters to modern-day Hollywood.