Greece in the Making 1200–479 BC

Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134104901

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 974

Greece in the Making 1200–479 BC is an accessible and comprehensive account of Greek history from the end of the Bronze Age to the Classical Period. The first edition of this book broke new ground by acknowledging that, barring a small number of archaic poems and inscriptions, the majority of our literary evidence for archaic Greece reported only what later writers wanted to tell, and so was subject to systematic selection and distortion. This book offers a narrative which acknowledges the later traditions, as traditions, but insists that we must primarily confront the contemporary evidence, which is in large part archaeological and art historical, and must make sense of it in its own terms. In this second edition, as well as updating the text to take account of recent scholarship and re-ordering, Robin Osborne has addressed more explicitly the weaknesses and unsustainable interpretations which the first edition chose merely to pass over. He now spells out why this book features no ‘rise of the polis’ and no ‘colonization’, and why the treatment of Greek settlement abroad is necessarily spread over various chapters. Students and teachers alike will particularly appreciate the enhanced discussion of economic history and the more systematic treatment of issues of gender and sexuality.

The Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides,,Martin Hammond,P. J. Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192821911

Category: History

Page: 708

View: 3619

Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

A Short History of Ancient Greece

Author: P.J. Rhodes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780765940

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2978

Classical Greece and its legacy have long inspired a powerful and passionate fascination. The civilization that bequeathed to later ages drama and democracy, Homer and heroism, myth and Mycenae and the Delphic Oracle and the Olympic Games has, perhaps more than any other, helped shape the intellectual contours of the modern world. P J Rhodes is among the most distinguished historians of antiquity. In this elegant, zesty new survey he explores the archaic (8th - early 5th centuries BCE), classical (5th and 4th centuries BCE) and Hellenistic (late 4th - mid-2nd centuries BCE) periods up to the beginning of Roman hegemony. His scope is that of the people who originated on the Greek mainland and Aegean islands who later migrated to the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and then (following the conquests of Alexander) to the Near East and beyond. Exploring topics such as the epic struggle with Persia; the bitter rivalry of Athens and Sparta; slaves and ethnicity; religion and philosophy; and literature and the visual arts, this authoritative book will attract students and non-specialists in equal measure.

The Greek World 479-323 BC

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831258

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5168

The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.

Gottesbild und Wahrnehmung

Studien zu Ambivalenzen früher griechischer Götterdarstellungen (ca. 800 v.Chr. - ca. 400 v.Chr.)

Author: Peter Eich

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh


Category: History

Page: 532

View: 3216

English summary: The ability to translate the inner world of ideas into image displays is one of the original human characteristics. The figments of imagination translated into the communicative sphere as images represent not only external forms, but also memories, conveyed fears, hopes, or other emotions. This is especially true as it pertains to religion. But what image of God did the majority of Greeks of the ancient world hold, and what were their godly images? The book by Peter Eich focuses on the prevailing ideas that religious image production held in Greece, as well as on the community-building function of religious images over the course of time. Contemporary testimonies are fully investigated and reinterpreted in their idiom and their contexts of meaning. German text. German description: Die Fahigkeit, die innere Vorstellungswelt in Bilddarstellungen umzusetzen, gehort zu den urspruenglichen menschlichen Eigenschaften. Die aus der Vorstellung in die kommunikative Sphare uebersetzten Bilder reproduzieren nicht nur aussere Formen, sondern verankern auch Erinnerungen oder transportieren Angste, Hoffnungen oder andere Emotionen. Dies gilt besonders auf dem Gebiet der Religion. Doch welches Gottesbild hatte die Mehrheit der Griechen der Antike, und was waren Gotterbilder fuer sie?Das Buch von Peter Eich konzentriert sich auf die in Hellas vorherrschenden Vorstellungen, die die religiose Bildproduktion bedingten, und die gemeinschaftsstiftende Funktion sakraler Bilder im Wandel der Zeit. Dazu werden die Aussagen der Zeitgenossen in ihrem Idiom und in ihren Sinnzusammenhangen umfassend untersucht und mit Hilfe eines verbreiterten Methodenkanons neu gedeutet.

Konflikt und Migration

Studien zu griechischen Fluchtbewegungen im Zeitalter der sogenannten Großen Kolonisation

Author: Frank Bernstein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greece

Page: 274

View: 9005

The Rural History of Ancient Greek City-states

The Oropos Survey Project

Author: Michael B. Cosmopoulos

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 4092

Rural landscapes constitute valuable records of our past, but given the silence of ancient Greek sources on rural life it is the archaeologists who have can provide the missing information. This volume studies the rural landscape of the ancient Greek city-state of Oropos in order to reach an understanding of the various processes that shaped its history. (The Oropia covered an area of roughly 100 sq km in the northeastern corner of modern Attica, some 50 km north of Athens, and included the important sanctuary of the hero Amphiaraos.) The monograph explores all evidence of occupation, from the third millennium to the decline of the famous sanctuary at the time of the expansion of Christianity. The rural history of the ancient Oropia can be viewed as a continuous struggle of a border area to adapt to the changing demands and policies of regional, national, and international powers. The final section of the book includes a detailed catalogue of findspots.


Author: Solon,Christoph Mülke

Publisher: K. G. Saur


Category: Elegiac poetry, Greek

Page: 414

View: 6288

Die Reste der elegischen und iambischen Dichtung Solons waren stets Gegenstand intensi ver altertumskundlicher Forschung. Trotzdem liegt die letzte umfassende Kommentierung der erhaltenen Fragmente uber achtzig Jahre zuruck. Diese Lucke fullt jetzt fur die politischen Fragmente der neue Kommentar von Christoph Mulke. Gewahlt ist dabei ein interdisziplinarer Zugang, der aus literaturwissenschaftlicher, sprachwissenschaftlicher und althistorischer Perspektive die Fragmente behandelt, die Forschung der letzten Jahrzehnte kritisch bewertet und eine neue Grundlage fur die Soloninterpretation legt. Dem Kommentar ist eine Einleitung, eine kritische Textedition sowie eine Ubersetzung der kommentierten Fragmente beigefugt."

Roots of Ancient Greek Civilization

The Influence of Old Europe

Author: Harald Haarmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476615896

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9030

Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity. This work considers both the multicultural wellspring from which these ideas flowed and their ready assimilation by the Greeks, who embraced these hallmarks of civilization, and refined them to the level of sophistication that defines classical antiquity.

Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690702

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 6899

This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

Author: Nancy H. Demand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342347

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 2469

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states. Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change - foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea

Introducing Money

Author: Mark Peacock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136686118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6453

This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the evolution of money. It is distinct from the majority of ‘economic’ approaches, for it does not see money as an outgrowth of market exchange via barter. Instead, the social, political, legal and religious origins of money are examined. The methodological and theoretical underpinning of the work is that the study of money be historically informed, and that there exists a ‘state theory of money’ that provides an alternative framework to the ‘orthodox’ view of money’s origins. The contexts for analysing the introduction of money at various historical junctures include ancient Greece, British colonial dependencies in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and local communities which introduce ‘alternative’ currencies. The book argues that, although money is not primarily an ‘economic’ phenomenon (associated with market exchange), it has profound implications (amongst others, economic implications) for societies and habits of human thought and action.

Ancient Democracy and Modern Ideology

Author: P. J. Rhodes

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9276

How should we study the democracy of classical Athens? How, if at all, is it relevant to our own world with its different forms of democracy? Attitudes to Athenian democracy have always been affectd by the circumstances of those studying it; but, after a period in which scholars professed objectivity and impartiality as their ideal, the possibility of attaining that ideal has been questioned, and ideological commitment and relevance to contemporary circumstances have returned into fashion. This book traces developments in the study of Athenian democracy, examines the different approaches adopted in recent times, and argues that the conscious pursuit of relevance makes for bad history and that, although total objectivity is unattainable, studies which make that an ideal to be approached are likely to do more justice to the subject and also to be more useful in our world.

An Introduction to the Ancient World

Author: Lukas De Blois,R.J. van der Spek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134047916

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 979

Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

Tatort "Troia"

Geschichte - Mythen - Politik

Author: Frank Kolb

Publisher: Verlag Ferd.Sch├╢ningh GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3506770098

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 320

View: 4374

Gab es ein Troia? Nein! Gab es einen Troianischen Krieg? Nein! Auswandernde Griechen haben eine im Mutterland entstandene Sage an einer bronzezeitlichen Ruinenstätte im nordwestlichen Kleinasien verankert, deren damaligen Namen wir nicht kennen und die Schliemann ausgegraben hat. Viel bedeutender als jener Ort sind die Darstellung des Mythos´ in Homers Ilias und seine spätere politische Instrumentalisierung. Frank Kolb bietet ein faszinierendes, aber zugleich entlarvendes Bild von »Troia« und der Troia-Forschung. Er zeigt, dass das Bemühen, den Mythos mit dem Spaten des Archäologen als Geschichte zu erweisen, methodisch verfehlt und erfolglos war und zu wissenschaftlich fragwürdigen Vorgehensweisen führte. Der »Schicksalshügel der Archäologie« wurde zu einem Skandalhügel. Dieses allgemeinverständlich und spannend geschriebene Buch präsentiert die mit dem Troia-Mythos, der homerischen Ilias und den Ausgrabungen seit Schliemann verbundenen Probleme auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung. Es bettet die Troia-Frage in die Frühgeschichte des Ägäisraumes, Anatoliens und des Vorderen Orients ein. Es zeigt ferner, wie der Troia-Mythos durch die Jahrhunderte bis heute für politische, gesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Zwecke instrumentalisiert worden ist.


vom neolithischen Siedlungsplatz zur archaischen Grosspolis

Author: Karl-Wilhelm Welwei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534075416

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 300

View: 1337