Ancient Greece

The Greeks and Greek Civilization

By Jacob Burckhardt

From one of many maximum historians of our smooth age comes a masterpiece too arguable to be released in his personal time. Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) portrayed old Greek tradition as an aristocratic global in line with ruthless pageant for honor, which led, in flip, to a tyrannous kingdom with minimum own freedom.

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Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences)

This quantity examines cinematic representations of old Greek ladies from the nation-states of fable and heritage. It discusses how those lady figures are resurrected at the monstrous reveal via various filmmakers in the course of various old moments, and are accordingly embedded inside of a story which serves a variety of reasons, counting on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its beginning, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic methods (such as gender thought, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response idea, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to forged mild on cinema's investments within the classical previous and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies below exam are extracted from their unique context and are delivered to existence to function cars for the articulation of contemporary principles, issues, and cultural traits. the amount hence goals to enquire not just how antiquity at the display depicts, and during this procedure distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational techniques vis-a-vis the classical world.

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Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Beitr GE Zur Altertumskunde)

The oath was once an establishment of primary significance throughout quite a lot of social interactions through the old Greek global, creating a an important contribution to social balance and concord; but there was no entire, devoted scholarly examine of the topic for over a century. This quantity of a two-volume research explores the character of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways that they have been used (and occasionally abused) in Greek existence and literature, and their inherent binding power.

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Empire of Ancient Greece (Great Empires of the Past)

By Jean Kinney Williams

The classical Greek civilization is the cornerstone of Western civilization this present day. The Greeks invented and built every little thing from good judgment and democracy to rhetoric, drama, and philosophy. "Empire of old Greece, Revised variation" chronicles the extraordinary legacy of the Greeks, in addition to the variety in their societies - from the thriving democracy of Athens to the militarism of Sparta to the oligarchy of Thrace. It explores the stipulations that made it attainable for the traditional Greeks to improve a tradition that set the basis for our highbrow lives at the present time, and explains why Greek energy ultimately declined. lifestyle in historic Greece, from the rich voters who grappled within the Olympic area to the farmers who stumbled on 50 alternative ways to take advantage of olive oil, can also be tested. Connections in our personal global to the traditional Greeks are quite a few, together with the Olympics, a lot of our classical literature, the medical technique, structure, and lots of English phrases.

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Eureka!: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask

The old Greeks gave us our alphabet and lots more and plenty of our clinical, scientific and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic concept, and the principles of good judgment and geometry; laid the principles of philosophy, heritage, tragedy and comedy; and debated every little thing from the nice lifestyles and the function of girls, to creating experience of foreigners and the simplest kind of govt, all within the such a lot refined phrases. yet who have been they? Peter Jones tells their epic tale by means of breaking down each one significant interval right into a sequence of informative nuggets. alongside the best way he introduces the main figures of the age, together with Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the nice, Euclid and Archimedes; explores the Greek myths and the function of the gods; presents attention-grabbing insights into lifestyle in precedent days; and exhibits us the very foundations of Western culture.

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Je m'appelle Aspasie

By Senninger Franck

Aspasie est l’unique femme dont l’antiquité ait gardé le nom en mémoire. Née cinq siècles avant notre ère, elle a connu les plus grands hommes politiques, les plus grands artistes et les plus grands penseurs de son temps, tels que Périclès, le sculpteur Phidias ou encore le célèbre philosophe Socrate.

Cependant, derrière cette période, qui voit naître les premiers pas de l. a. démocratie, se profilent une intransigeance religieuse des plus extrême ainsi qu’une misogynie redoutable.

Afin de déjouer tous ces pièges, Aspasie fera preuve d’un braveness insolent en se liant avec ceux qui comptent le plus à Athènes. Ses ennemis tenteront alors de l’atteindre à travers les siens. Peu à peu, l’étau se resserrera sur elle...

Au cœur des fondements du monde occidental, Franck Senninger nous entraîne, à travers l’histoire palpitante d’Aspasie, dans un véritable hymne à l. a. liberté de pensée et à los angeles gloire des femmes.

Prix de l’Orvanne littéraire 2015

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Harry Mount's Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus

Architecture, paintings, sculpture, economics, arithmetic, technological know-how, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry have been all devised and perfected via the Greeks. Of the 4 classical orders of structure, 3 have been invented by way of the Greeks and the fourth, the one one the Romans may possibly get a hold of, was once a mix of 2 of the former.The strong ghost of historic Greece nonetheless lingers on within the renowned brain because the first nice civilization and the most influential within the construction of contemporary inspiration. it's the beginning block of Western eu civilization.

In his Odyssey, eminent author Harry Mount tells the tale of historic Greece whereas at the path of its maximum son, Odysseus. within the captivating, anecdotal form of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, nonetheless looming over the obvious the place Achilles dragged Hector's physique throughout the dirt, and makes an attempt to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. even if in Odysseus's state on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur's lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey--and old Greece--back to life.

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Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

By Paul Cartledge

In this absolutely revised and up-to-date variation of his groundbreaking research, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities in the back of the powerful delusion of Sparta.

The e-book explores either the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the extra conventional written resources with archaeological and environmental views, its assurance extends from the apogee of Mycenaean tradition, to Sparta's an important defeat on the conflict of Mantinea in 362 BC.

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (Oxford Handbooks)

By Michael Fontaine

In contemporary many years literary techniques to drama have expanded: new ancient, intertextual, political, performative and metatheatrical, socio-linguistic, gender-driven, transgenre-driven. New details has been collected, occasionally through re-evaluation of extant literary texts and fabric artifacts, at different instances from new discoveries from the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, artwork background, and literary reports. The Oxford instruction manual of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the 1st entire advent to and reference paintings for the unified learn of historic comedy. From the start of comedy in Greece to its lead to Rome, from the Hellenistic diffusion of performances after the dying of Menander to its inventive, scholarly, and literary receptions within the later Roman Empire, no subject is ignored. forty-one essays unfold throughout Greek Comedy, Roman Comedy, and the transmission and reception of historic comedy via a world staff of specialists supply state of the art courses throughout the tremendous terrain of the sphere, whereas knowledgeable creation surveys the main traits and shifts in scholarly learn of comedy from the Sixties to this present day. The guide contains precise appendices that offer beneficial study instruments for either students and scholars. the end result deals Hellenists an exceptional evaluate of the earliest reception and artistic reuse of Greek New Comedy, Latinists a huge viewpoint of the evolution of Roman Comedy, and students and scholars of classics a great source and tipping element for destiny interdisciplinary research.

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