The World of Athens

An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521698537

Category: History

Page: 434

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Classical Athens boasted one of the most impressive flowerings of civilisation ever known, with original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This second edition of the best-selling textbook provides a highly readable and fully illustrated introduction to Classical Athens.
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The World of Athens

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521273893

Category: History

Page: 407

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The World of Athens is a serious, up-to-date account of the history and culture of fifth century Athens for adults, university students and sixth-formers with an intelligent interest in ancient Greece. The book, which is profusely illustrated, contains chapters on all aspects of the history, culture, values and achievements of Athenian life. Teachers and students of Reading Greek now have a full and instant guide to the cultural and historical topics in which the course is so diverse and rich. The book is essential for all users of Reading Greek.
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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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Reading Greek

Text and Vocabulary

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521698510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 289

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Second edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. This volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills. The texts and numerous illustrations also provide a good introduction to Greek culture.
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Democracy Against Itself

Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea

Author: Mark Chou

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748681892

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Why do some democracies self-destruct? Using the collapse of democracy in ancient Athens and the Weimar Republic, as well as the uncertain fate of democratic rule in the United States and China today as illustrative examples, Mark Chou examines the conditions and characteristics of democracy that make it prone to self-destruct. In drawing out the political lessons from these past collapses, he explains how a democracy can, simply by being democratic, sow the seeds of its own destruction.
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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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Democracy and Classical Greece

Author: John Kenyon Davies

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674196070

Category: History

Page: 308

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The art of classical Greece, and its political and philosophical ideas, have had a profound influence on Western civilization. It was in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. that this Greek culture--material, political and intellectual--reached its zenith. At the same time, the Greek states were at their most powerful and quarrelsome. J. K. Davies traces the flowering of this extraordinary society, drawing on a wealth of documentary material: houses and graves, extant sculpture and vases, as well as the writings of historians, orators, biographers, dramatists, and philosophers.
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Aesthetics and the Cinematic Narrative

An Introduction

Author: Michael Peter Bolus

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783089822

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Since the inception of cinema in the late nineteenth century, filmmakers have employed a wide array of precursory aesthetic strategies in the conception and creation of their disparate works. The existence of these traditional antecedents have afforded filmmakers a diverse range of technical and artistic applications towards the construction of their respective cinematic narratives. Furthermore, the socio-political and cultural contexts in which films are conceived often inform the manner in which particular aesthetic sensibilities are selected and deployed. ‘Aesthetics and the Cinematic Narrative’ provides a concise historical survey of Aesthetics as a practical philosophical discipline and applies several of its underlying principles to the examination of filmic storytelling.
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Reading Greek Tragedy

Author: Simon Goldhill,Professor of Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315791

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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This book is an advanced critical introduction to Greek tragedy. It is written specifically for the reader who does not know Greek and who may be unfamiliar with the context of the Athenian drama festival but who nevertheless wants to appreciate the plays in all their complexity. Simon Goldhill aims to combine the best contemporary scholarly criticism in classics with a wide knowledge of modern literary studies in other fields. He discusses the masterpieces of Athenian drama in the light of contemporary critical controversies in such a way as to enable the student or scholar not only to understand and appreciate the texts of the most commonly read plays, but also to evaluate and utilize the range of approaches to the problems of ancient drama.
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The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Author: James Whitley,Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology James Whitley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521627337

Category: Art

Page: 484

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A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods.
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