The Greeks

A Portrait of Self and Others

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191577839

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many of our modern concepts as we understand them were invented by the Greeks: for example, democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history. Yet despite being our cultural ancestors in many ways, their legacy remains rooted in myth and the mental and material contexts of many of their achievements are deeply alien to our own ways of thinking and acting. The Greeks aims to explore in depth how the dominant group (adult, male, citizen) attempted, with limited success, to define themselves unambiguously in polar opposition to a whole series of 'Others' - non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves and gods. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled 'Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others', and a new afterword.

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC

Author: Graham Shipley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134065310

Category: History

Page: 568

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The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

Greek and Roman Networks in the Mediterranean

Author: Irad Malkin,Christy Constantakopoulou,Katerina Panagopoulou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317991141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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How useful is the concept of "network" for historical studies and the ancient world in particular? Using theoretical models of social network analysis, this book illuminates aspects of the economic, social, religious, and political history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Bringing together some of the most active and prominent researchers in ancient history, this book moves beyond political institutions, ethnic, and geographical boundaries in order to observe the ancient Mediterranean through a perspective of network interaction. It employs a wide range of approaches, and to examine relationships and interactions among various social entities in the Mediterranean. Chronologically, the book extends from the early Iron Age to the late Antique world, covering the Mediterranean between Antioch in the east to Massalia (Marseilles) in the west. This book was published as two special issues in Mediterranean Historical Review.

British Book News

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Realia Byzantina

Author: Sofia Kotzabassi,Giannis Mavromatis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222310

Category: History

Page: 340

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This volume combines twenty-six contributions on Byzantine literature in which well-known Byzantine scholars approach subjects from epistolography, historiography, hagiography, philology and prosopography. New editions of many of the texts and documents analysed are included.

Interpretation and Dionysos

Method in the Study of a God

Author: Park McGinty

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110801825

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

Gestures

Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Alan L. Boegehold : on the Occasion of His Retirement and His Seventy-fifth Birthday

Author: Geoffrey W. Bakewell,James P. Sickinger,Alan Lindley Boegehold

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 363

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These thirty essays were presented to Alan L Boegehold, a distinguished philologist and an inspirational teacher, on the occasion of his retirement and his seventy-fifth birthday. The contributions fall into two categories, each one reflecting Boegehold's diverse interests in classical studies: the first section includes essays on literary and philosophical topics, several of which pick up on the theme of "gestures"; the second section is representative of Boegehold's more specialised research in Greek epigraphy, history and law. Contents: Biography of Alan L Boeghold; A divine audience for the celebration of Asopichus' victory in Pindar's Fourteenth Olympian Ode (L Athanassaki) ; Poi de kai pothen ; self-motion in Plato's Phaedrus (G W Bakewell) ; Drinking from the sources: John Barton's Tantalus and the epic cycle (D Boedeker) ; Mania and melancholy: Some Stoic texts on insanity (M Graver) ; A gesture in Archilochos 118 (West)? (C Hahnemann) ; When an identity was expected: The slaves in Aristophanes' Knights (J Henderson) ; Nemesis and Phthonos (D Konstan) ; A reading of Ausonius, Professores I (J Pucci) ; Horace epi. 1.13: Compliments to Augustus (M C J Putnam) ; When a gesture was misinterpreted: didonai titthion in Menander's Samia (A C Scafuro) ; Optical illusions in ancient Greece (P Tribodeau) ; Gesture (W F Wyatt, Jr) ; Some observations on the Appianos sarcophagus ( IGUR 1700) (G Bucher) ; The first tragic contest: Revision revised (A P Burnett) ; Notes for a philologist (J McK Camp) ; Two passages in Thucydides (M Chambers) ; Livy's narrative habit (J D Chaplin) ; Athenian prostitution as a liberal profession (E E Cohen) ; Sanides and Sanidia (John E Fischer) ; Thuc. 2.13.3: 600 T. of tribute (C W Fornara) ; Delivering the go(o)ds: Demetrius Poliorcetes and Hellenistic divine kingship (P Green) ; Lysias 14 and 15. A note on the grafes astrateias (M H Hansen) ; Counterproposal at Carthage (Aristotle, Politics II.11.5-6) (G L Huxley) ; Kallias A ( IG I3 52A) and Thucydides 2.13.3 (J Kennelly) ; Slander in ancient Athens: A common law perspective (W T Loomis) ; The bones of Orestes (D D Philips) ; The ostracism of Damon (K A Raaflaub) ; The date of Pnyx III: SEG XII 87, the law of Eukrates on tyranny (337/6 BC) (M B Richardson) ; Archon dates, atthidographers and the sources of Ath. Pol. 22-26 (J P Sickinger) ; A major Athenian letter-cutter ca. 410 to ca. 380: The cutter of IG II2 17 (S V Tracy) .

Opus Mixtum

Essays in Ancient Art & Society

Author: Brita Alroth

Publisher: Coronet Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The Academy and Literature

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The Poetical gazette; the official organ of the Poetry society and a review of poetical affairs, nos. 4-7 issued as supplements to the Academy, v. 79, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and 31, 1910

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.