An Introduction to the Ancient World

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

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415127738

Category: History

Page: 321

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This introductory textbook covers the history of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events. It is designed to offer 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. Focusing mainly on the social, political and cultural processes which have influenced later western civilizations, the text considers subjects such as the religions of the ancient Near East, Athenian democracy, the interaction of cultures in the Hellenistic world, the political and administrative system of the Roman republic and empire, gender problems and ancient demography.
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An Introduction to the Ancient World

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134047924

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.
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Ancient Times, a History of the Early World

An Introduction to the Study of Ancient History and the Career of Early Man

Author: James Henry Breasted

Publisher: Ginn and company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History of Medicine, Ancient

Page: 742

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Philosophy in the Ancient World

An Introduction

Author: James A. Arieti

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742533288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction an intellectual history of the ancient world from the eighth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E., from Homer to Boethius describes and evaluates ancient thought in its cultural setting, showing how it affected and was affected by that setting. The greatest philosophers (Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine) and cultural figures (Homer, Euripides, Thucydides, Archimedes) and a number of lesser ones (Hesiod, Posidonius, Basil) receive careful description and evaluation. Philosophy in the Ancient World is ideally suited as a supplement for undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy and the History of Philosophy in the West."
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The World of Rome

An Introduction to Roman Culture

Author: Peter V. Jones,Keith C. Sidwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386005

Category: History

Page: 405

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A fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Rome with many illustrations.
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In Search of the Classical World

An Introduction to the Ancient Aegean

Author: Dudley J. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443881457

Category: Civilization, Aegean

Page: 205

View: 5044

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The Greeks

An Introduction to Their Culture

Author: Robin Sowerby

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415120425

Category: History

Page: 216

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The Greeksis a concise, yet wide-ranging, introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. This concise survey covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the end of the classical period, providing detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture. This volume places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political and historical context, and includes a chronological chart, maps and suggestions for further reading. The Greeksis an indispensible introduction for all students of classics. It also provides an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who need a grounding in Greek civilization.
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Reading Epic

An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives

Author: Peter Toohey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415042275

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8223

Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and of the interface between the epic and the novel.
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The Romans

An Introduction

Author: Antony Kamm,Abigail Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317578449

Category: History

Page: 310

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The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The thematic threads of individuals and events (political, social, legal, military conflicts) are considered and reconsidered in each chapter, providing continuity and illustrating how political, social, and legal norms change over time. This new edition contains extensive updated and revised material designed to evoke the themes and debates which resonate in both the ancient and modern worlds: class struggles, imperialism, constitutional power (checks & balances), the role of the family, slavery, urbanisation, and religious tolerance. Robust case studies with modern parallels push students to interpret and analyze historical events and serve as jumping off points for multifaceted discussion. New features include: Increased emphasis on developing skills in interpretation and analysis which can be used across all disciplines. Expanded historical coverage of Republican history and the Legacy of Rome. An expanded introduction to the ancient source materials, as well as a more focused and analytical approach to the evidence, which are designed to engage the reader further in his/her interaction and interpretation of the material. A dedicated focus on specific events in history that are revisited throughout the book that fosters a richer, more in-depth understanding of key events. New maps and a greater variety of illustrations have been added, as well as updated reading lists. A further appendix on Roman nomenclature and brief descriptions of Roman authors has also been provided. The book’s successful website has been updated with additional resources and images, including on-site videos from ancient sites and case studies which provide closer "tutorial" style treatment of specific topics and types of evidence. Those with an interest in classical language and literature, ancient history, Roman art, political and economic systems, or the concept of civilization as a whole, will gain a greater understanding of both the Romans and the model of a civilization that has shaped so many cultures.
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The Egyptians

An Introduction

Author: Robert Morkot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415271035

Category: History

Page: 245

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An introduction to Ancient Egyptian civilization, its origins, history and culture. The book examines notions of race and colour, the achievements in the fields of science and architecture and the controversial issue of the 'legacy' of Egypt
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JULIAN

ROMAN. AUS D. AMERIKAN. V. PHILIPP WEILER

Author: Gore Vidal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442725083

Category:

Page: 606

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Die klassische Welt

eine Weltgeschichte von Homer bis Hadrian

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608944672

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 730

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Ein großartiges Panorama antiker Geschichte, so fulminant erzählt wie ein historischer Roman.Auf den Spuren des antikenbegeisterten römischen Kaisers Hadrian, der um 120 n. Chr. begann, sein gesamtes Imperium von Schottland bis Ägypten zu bereisen, lässt Robin Lane Fox die Antike lebendig werden,von den homerischen Epen über die Erfindung der Demokratie und den stürmischen Aufstieg des Alexanderreichs bis zur römischen Kaiserzeit und den Anfängen des Christentums. Die Fülle der historischen Ereignisse von 1000 Jahren ordnet der Autor entlang dreier Leitthemen: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Luxus - Themen, die schon in der Antike und bis zum heutigen Tag die Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaft bestimmen. Anschaulich und lebensvoll schildert Lane Fox,wie sich zunächst die griechische und auf ihren Schultern die römische Klassik entwickelt hat und wie antike Geschmacks- und Wertmaßstäbe uns bis heute prägen.
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The Romans

An Introduction

Author: Antony Kamm,Abigail Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134810148

Category: History

Page: 240

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A concise but wide-ranging introduction to the civilization of ancient Rome. Covers 1200 years of history; religion and social life; literature, art, architecture and technology; extracts from key contemporary authors, and includes maps.
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An introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6836

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt’s prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period. Provides an unprecedented introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt and its culture, monuments, and civilization Beautifully illustrated with over 120 color and black and white illustrations, including artifacts, maps, and site and building plans Includes special sections on such topics of perennial interest as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering hieroglyphs Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence Includes discussion of new excavations in Egypt, connecting recent work with the results of projects spanning the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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Reading Epic

An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives

Author: Peter Toohey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415042277

Category: History

Page: 248

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Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and of the interface between the epic and the novel.
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An Introduction to Classics

A Short Guide to the World of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Graham John Wheeler

Publisher: Felicla Books

ISBN: 9780993114113

Category:

Page: 262

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The Greeks and Romans are part of our history and part of our heritage. In a thousand ways, their legacy continues to live today. Their literature, languages, architecture, drama, religious beliefs and philosophical ideas have inspired and challenged us for centuries. This book provides an introduction to the world of classical culture both for the general reader and for the student. It draws richly on ancient sources and texts, from the well known to the obscure. It serves as a tour guide to Graeco-Roman society, pointing out both the similarities and the differences between the ancient world and our own.
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Polis

An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State

Author: Mogens Herman Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208492

Category: History

Page: 237

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An accessible introduction to the polis (plural: poleis), or ancient Greek city-state. Mogens Herman Hansen addresses such topics as the emergence of the polis, its size and population, and its political culture, ranging from famous poleis such as Athens and Sparta through more than 1,000 known examples.
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City of Sokrates

An Introduction to Classical Athens

Author: J. W. Roberts,John Willoby Roberts

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415167772

Category: History

Page: 274

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In this revised and updated edition, J.W. Roberts examines the cultural legacy of fifth century BC Athens which includes democracy, tragedy, comedy, political history, moral philosophy, mathematical astronomy and the Parthenon. The book includes an investigation of the trial of Sokrates, the city's most radical critic. City of Sokrates presents a comprehensive, yet concise and accessible account of the historical and cultural significance of Athens should be of interest to all students of the ancient Greek world.
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Memories of Ancient Israel

An Introduction to Biblical History - Ancient and Modern

Author: Philip R. Davies

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232884

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 5712

Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. This text is an incisive critique of and alternative proposal to these approaches to biblical history.
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