Richly illustrated and with new information which gives access to the latest scholarship on the subject, Greece in the Making, 1200–479 BC shows how to write a history of this period, and the insights that can be gained by doing so. The latest volume in The Routledge History of the Ancient World series, presents a successful history of Greece in a field that is dependent on stories the Greeks told about their past. Robin Osborne goes beyond tradition and explores the literature, art and archaeology of the period. As an introduction to Greek history, and as a resource for degree course studies, Greece in the Making, 1200–479 BC is an essential read for all students of classical studies and those interested in the fascinating history of Greece.
Author: Robin Osborne,University Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow and Tutor Robin Osborne
Publisher: Psychology Press
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.
Author: Thucydides,,Martin Hammond,P. J. Rhodes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Studien zu Ambivalenzen früher griechischer Götterdarstellungen (ca. 800 v.Chr. - ca. 400 v.Chr.)
Author: Peter Eich
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
Studien zu griechischen Fluchtbewegungen im Zeitalter der sogenannten Großen Kolonisation
Author: Frank Bernstein
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."
Author: Solon,Christoph Mülke
Publisher: K. G. Saur
Category: Elegiac poetry, Greek
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.
The Oropos Survey Project
Author: Michael B. Cosmopoulos
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Category: Social Science
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
Author: Nancy H. Demand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Author: Mark Peacock
Category: Business & Economics
Myth, Ritual, Ethnicity : Martin P. Nilsson Lecture on Greek Religion, Delivered 1997 at the Swedish Institute at Athens
Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Publisher: Paul Forlag Astroms
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.
Author: P. J. Rhodes
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Re-examines the long and complex history of democracy and broadens the traditional view of this history by complementing it with examples from unexplored or under-examined quarters.
Author: Benjamin Isakhan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Spanning from the Caribbean to East Asia and covering almost 3,000 years of history, from Classical Antiquity to the eve of the twenty-first century, Persistent Piracy is an important contribution to the history of the state formation as well as the history of violence at sea.
Maritime Violence and State-Formation in Global Historical Perspective
Author: S. Amirel,L. Müller,Stefan Eklöf Amirell
Greek People explains the ancient classical Greek world by focusing on individual personalities--what is known about them and their world views. Both famous and everyday individuals become lenses through which the reader can understand the values and characteristics of ancient Greece.
Author: Robert B. Kebric
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Edward Herring,Kathryn Lomas
Publisher: Accordia Research Institute