The Greek Paradox

Promise Vs. Performance

Author: Graham T. Allison,Kalypso Nicolaïdis,University Lecturer Kalypso Nicolaidis,Steven E Miller,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.
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Urania

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: 620

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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 608

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Ionian Vision

Greece in Asia Minor, 1919-1922

Author: Michael Llewellyn Smith

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

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.
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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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Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

The Evidence

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118300955

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 8047

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
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That Greece Might Still be Free

The Philhellenes in the War of Independence

Author: William St. Clair

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924007

Category: History

Page: 484

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When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight for the cause. The Philhellenes, whether they set out to recreate the Athens of Pericles, start a new crusade, or make money out of a war, all felt that Greece had unique claim on the sympathy of the world. As Byron wrote, 'I dreamed that Greece might Still be Free'; and he died at Missolonghi trying to translate that dream into reality. William St Clair's meticulously researched and highly readable account of their aspirations and experiences was hailed as definitive when it was first published. Long out of print, it remains the standard account of the Philhellenic movement and essential reading for any students of the Greek War of Independence, Byron, and European Romanticism. Its relevance to more modern ethnic and religious conflicts is becoming increasingly appreciated by scholars worldwide. This new and revised edition includes a new Introduction by Roderick Beaton, an updated Bibliography and many new illustrations.
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The Classical Museum

A Journal of Philology, and of Ancient History and Literature

Author: Leonhard Schmitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110805773X

Category: History

Page: 450

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Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he taught Alexander Graham Bell. He also briefly tutored the future Edward VII (and he had previously taught Prince Albert in Bonn). This short-lived quarterly journal, which Schmitz founded and edited between 1844 and 1850, focused exclusively on aspects of classical antiquity - in contrast to the more general literary reviews that were common in the period. It illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline as well as contemporary intellectual links between Britain and Germany. This first volume was published in 1844.
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Costume in Greek Classic Drama

Author: Iris Brooke

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147827

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

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This work describes how performers were dressed in plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and explains how the actors' performances influenced the cut of their costumes. 53 black-and-white illustrations.
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The MacArthur Bible Commentary

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418562246

Category: Religion

Page: 2080

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The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.
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Fasti Hellenici

The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece ; from the Earliest Accounts to the Death of Augustus

Author: Henry Fynes Clinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chronology, Greek

Page: N.A

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Greek Immigrants

Author: Scott Ingram,Robert Asher

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103573

Category: Greek Americans

Page: 96

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The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a nation of nations. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day, the new Immigration to the United States set conveys the excitement of these stories to young people. Beginning with a brief preface to the set written by general editor Robert Asher that discusses some of the broad reasons why people came to the New World, both as explorers and settlers, each book's narrative highlights the themes, people, places, and events that were important to each immigrant group. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a particular group found when they arrived in the United States as well as where they settled. Historical information and background on the various communities present life as it was lived at the time they arrived. The books then trace the group's history and current status in the United States. Each volume includes photographs and illustrations such as passports and other artifacts of immigration, as well as quotes from original source materials. Box features highlight special topics or people, and each book is rounded out with a glossary, timeline, further reading list, and index.
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