The Greek Paradox

Promise Vs. Performance

Author: Graham T. Allison,Kalypso Nicolaïdis,University Lecturer Kalypso Nicolaidis,Steven E Miller,Karen Motley,Sean M Lynn-Jones

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510929

Category: History

Page: 182

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The contributors, both scholars and policymakers, examine a range of contemporary issues in the Balkans and on NATO's southern flank. The essays shed light on nation building, political and economic development, modernization, and post-Cold War international relations.


Or, a Compleat View of the Heavens; Containing the Antient and Modern Astronomy, in Form of a Dictionary: Illustrated with a Great Number of Figures ... A Work Intended for General Use, Intelligible to All Capacities, and Calculated for Entertainment as Well as Instruction

Author: John Hill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronomy

Page: 620

View: 2845


A Complete Dictionary of the Greek and Roman Antiquities

Explaining the Obscure Places in Classic Authors ... Also an Account of Their Navigations, Arts and Sciences, and the Inventors of Them; with the Lives and Opinions of Their Philosophers

Author: Pierre Danet

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 608

View: 423


Ionian Vision

Greece in Asia Minor, 1919-1922

Author: Michael Llewellyn Smith


ISBN: 9781850653684

Category: Greco-Turkish War, 1921-1922

Page: 401

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Michael Llewellyn-Smith sets the Greek occupation of Smyrna and the war in Anatolia against the background of Greece's Great Idea and of great power rivalries in the Near East. He traces the origins of the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos's Ionian Vision to his joint conception with David Lloyd George of an Anglo-Greek entente in the Eastern Mediterranean. This narrative text presents a comprehensive account of the disaster which has shaped the politics and society of modern Greece.

The Arrival of the Greeks

The Evidence from the Settlements

Author: René A. van Royen,Benjamin H. Isaac

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789060321096

Category: History

Page: 76

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The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks

Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature

Author: David Konstan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

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It is generally assumed that whatever else has changed about the human condition since the dawn of civilization, basic human emotions - love, fear, anger, envy, shame - have remained constant. David Konstan, however, argues that the emotions of the ancient Greeks were in some significant respects different from our own, and that recognizing these differences is important to understanding ancient Greek literature and culture. With The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks, Konstan reexamines the traditional assumption that the Greek terms designating the emotions correspond more or less to those of today. Beneath the similarities, there are striking discrepancies. References to Greek 'anger' or 'love' or 'envy,' for example, commonly neglect the fact that the Greeks themselves did not use these terms, but rather words in their own language, such as orgê and philia and phthonos, which do not translate neatly into our modern emotional vocabulary. Konstan argues that classical representations and analyses of the emotions correspond to a world of intense competition for status, and focused on the attitudes, motives, and actions of others rather than on chance or natural events as the elicitors of emotion. Konstan makes use of Greek emotional concepts to interpret various works of classical literature, including epic, drama, history, and oratory. Moreover, he illustrates how the Greeks' conception of emotions has something to tell us about our own views, whether about the nature of particular emotions or of the category of emotion itself.

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2

Revised Full-Color Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310876974

Category: Religion

Page: 912

View: 688

Revised edition. Volume 2 of 5. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existing topics. Different viewpoints of scholarship permit a wellrounded perspective on significant issues relating to doctrines, themes, and biblical interpretation. The goal remains the same: to provide pastors, teachers, students, and devoted Bible readers a comprehensive and reliable library of information. • More than 5,000 pages of vital information on Bible lands and people • More than 7,500 articles alphabetically arranged for easy reference • Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, and graphs • 32 pages of full-color maps and hundreds of black-and-white outline maps for ready reference • Scholarly articles ranging across the entire spectrum of theological and biblical topics, backed by the most current body of archaeological research • 238 contributors from around the world

The History of Great Britain

From the First Invasion of it by the Romans Under Julius Caesar

Author: Robert Henry,Malcolm Laing

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 3434


Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

The Evidence

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118300955

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4576

With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

Her Kind

Stories of Women from Greek Mythology

Author: Jane Cahill

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551110423

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

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Medea betrayed her father and left her homeland for the love of Jason. Then when he abandoned her, she murdered her children. But did she? And what of Clytemnestra, the conniving adulteress? For ten years she plotted the murder of her husband Agamemnon, King of Mycenae and Conqueror of Troy. How would she have told her story? The Greek myths as we know them were told for men by men. Yet they were the culmination of a long oral tradition in which both men and women shared. Using extant ancient literary sources as her guide, including the works of Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides and Apollodorus, Jane Cahill reconstructs the stories as they might have been told to women by women. These are stories of wronged women, inspired women, determined women, tender women. Medusa tells how it is to know that one look at her face will turn a man to stone, to be hated and feared all the time. Jocasta, Queen of Thebes, confesses her love for the young man who came to save her city from the Sphinx—her son, Oedipus. Each story is accompanied by extensive notes which discuss the ancient sources, explain relevant Greek concepts and customs, and serve as a guide to further reading.

Cyprus: A European Anomaly

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: GPoT

ISBN: 6054233459

Category: Cyprus

Page: 125

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I have published most of the items in this booklet before. Denktaş's speech before the United Nations (UN) Security Council in 1964 was included in my edition of Rauf Denktash at the United Nations: Speeches on Cyprus (The Eothen Press, Huntingdon, 1997); and except for a few small changes, my opening essay here differs little from the first chapter of my book Sovereignty Divided: Essays on the International Dimensions of the Cyprus Problem (CYREP, Nicosia, 1998; third enlarged imprint, 1999). These earlier works are now out of print and will probably remain so. But given the current stage of the seemingly interminable negotiations for a settlement in Cyprus, I thought it might be useful to make certain items available once more for the benefit of those diplomats, government officials, European Union (EU) parliamentarians, academics, journalists and other persons interested in Cyprus, many of whom may have only recently become concerned with the extraordinary intractable problems of the 'divided island.' More especially, this booklet should help those who are tempted to accept a largely Greek account of what is at stake in Cyprus to realise that such a one-sided conception will never lead to the just, equitable and permanent reconciliation between the two Cypriot communities that the international community has been seeking for so long.

Greece, the Hidden Centuries

Turkish Rule from the Fall of Constantinople to Greek

Author: Brewer David

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730045

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3210

For almost four hundred years, between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Greek War of Independence, the history of Greece is shrouded in mystery. What was life really like for the Greeks under Ottoman rule? Was it a period of unremitting exploitation and enslavement for the Greeks until they were finally able to rise up against their Turkish overlords, as is the traditional, Greek nationalistic view? Or did the Greeks derive some benefit from Turkish rule? How did the Greeks and Turks co-exist for so long? And why are Greek attitudes towards Venice, who also controlled much of Greece for many of these years, so different? In this wide-ranging yet concise history David Brewer explodes many of the myths about Turkish rule of Greece. He places the Greek story in its wider, international context and casts fresh light on the dynamics of power not only between Greeks and Ottomans but also between Muslims and Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic, throughout Europe. This absorbing and riveting account of a crucial period will ensure that the history of Greece under Turkish rule is no longer hidden. It will delight anyone with an interest in Greek and Turkish history and in how the past has shaped the Greece we know today.