In Search of the Greeks (Second Edition)

Author: James Renshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472526236

Category: History

Page: 448

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In Search of the Greeks offers an engaging introduction to the societies of Classical Greece. Making extensive use of ancient sources and illustrated with some hundred and fifty photographs, drawings, maps and plans, many now for the first time in colour, the book introduces key topics of ancient Greece. The new edition opens with a new chapter that provides an historical overview of the key events, figures and eras, and continues with updated chapters on key topics in Greek history: religion and thought, Athenian democracy, Athenian society, Athenian drama, the Olympic Games and Sparta. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Appendices provide further information on Greek currency values, Greek musical instruments and the Greek calendar. Review questions throughout this book challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of classical Greece. Many topics raise issues of contemporary relevance, such as the rights of citizens in a democracy, forced marriage and approaches to education. The book is supported by a website which, contains comprehensive resources on the social, political and cultural issues of classical Greece.

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World

Author: David Sacks,Oswyn Murray,Lisa R. Brody

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110200

Category: History

Page: 433

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Discusses the people, places and events found in over 2,000 years of Greek civilization.

The Greek Paradox

Promise Vs. Performance

Author: Steven E Miller,Sean M Lynn-Jones

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510929

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 2021

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: 3106


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: 6839


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

View: 7149