The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization


Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706774
Category: History
Page: 867
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Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature


Author: M. C. Howatson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 615
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A comprehensive and illuminating guide to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome largely upon the lives and works of the principal authors and places them within societal and political context of the day

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature


Author: Harvey Paul
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780343269005
Category:
Page: 500
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Greece

An Oxford Archaeological Guide
Author: Christopher Mee,Antony Spawforth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780192880581
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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This illustrated Guide written by experts offers up-to-date descriptions and plans of over a hundred major and minor archaeological sites in mainland Greece, dating from the Neolithic to the early Christian eras. There is extensive background information on each site and on the general history and archaeology of Greece in this period.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology


Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195076184
Category: Religion
Page: 844
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192852477
Category: History
Page: 520
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The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. - ;The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. -

A Companion to the Classical Greek World


Author: Konrad H. Kinzl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172010
Category: History
Page: 632
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This Companion provides scholarly yet accessible newinterpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from theaftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the death of Alexanderthe Great in 323 B.C. Topics covered range from the political and institutionalstructures of Greek society, to literature, art, economics,society, warfare, geography and the environment Discusses the problems of interpreting the various sources forthe period Guides the reader towards a broadly-based understanding of thehistory of the Classical Age

Classics in Progress

Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: T. P. Wiseman,Timothy Peter Wiseman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780197263235
Category: History
Page: 451
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The study of Greco-Roman civilisation is as exciting and innovative today as it has ever been. This intriguing collection of essays by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and new ways of exploring the experiences of the ancient world. Through one and a half millennia of literature, politics, philosophy, law, religion and art, the classical world formed the origin of western culture and thought. This book emphasises the many ways in which it continues to engage with contemporary life. Offering a wide variety of authorial style, the chapters range in subject matter from contemporary poets' exploitation of Greek and Latin authors, via newly discovered literary texts and art works, to modern arguments about ancient democracy and slavery, and close readings of the great poets and philosophers of antiquity. This engaging book reflects the current rejuvenation of classical studies and will fascinate anyone with an interest in western history.

A Cabinet of Greek Curiosities

Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Cradle of Western Civilization
Author: J. C. McKeown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199982120
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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The ancient Greeks were a wonderful people. They gave us democracy, drama, and philosophy, and many forms of art and branches of science would be inconceivable without their influence. And yet, they were capable of the most outlandish behavior, preposterous beliefs, and ludicrous opinions. Like its companion volume, A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities, this is an uproarious miscellany of odd stories and facts, culled from a lifetime of teaching ancient Greek civilization. In some ways, the book demonstrates how much the Greeks were like us. Politicians were regarded as shallow and self-serving; overweight people resorted to implausible diets; Socrates and the king of Sparta used to entertain their children by riding around on a stick pretending it was a horse. Of course, their differences from us are abundantly documented too and the book may leave readers with a few incredulous questions. To ward off evil, were scapegoats thrown down from cliffs, though fitted out with feathers and live birds to give them a sporting chance of survival? Did a werewolf really win the boxing event at the Olympic Games? Were prisoners released on bail so that they could enjoy dramatic festivals? Did anyone really believe that Pythagoras flew about on a magic arrow? Other such mysteries abound in this quirky and richly illustrated journey into the "glory that was Greece." "The loveliest thing on the black earth." Sappho of Lesbos "Well worth getting a copy." Pisistratus of Athens "Meticulously written, a must for every library." Ptolemy of Alexandria "Unputdownable." Atlas the Titan "Fantastic! Incredible!" Cassandra, priestess of Apollo "The ideal gift." Laocoon of Troy "Not too long." Callimachus of Cyrene "I find something new every time I dip in." Archimedes of Syracuse

Homer's Odyssey

a companion to the English translation of Richmond Lattimore
Author: Peter V. Jones,Homer,Richmond Alexander Lattimore
Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 235
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Offers a line-by-line commentary explaining the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that will aid in understanding Homer's methods of composition, characterization, and structure.