GODS AND MORTALS AT OLYMPUS ANCIENT DION CITY OF ZEUS

Download Gods And Mortals At Olympus Ancient Dion City Of Zeus ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to GODS AND MORTALS AT OLYMPUS ANCIENT DION CITY OF ZEUS book pdf for free now.

Gods And Mortals At Mount Olympus

Author : Dimitrios Pandermalis
ISBN : 0990614220
Genre :
File Size : 69.38 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 674
Read : 553

Edited by Dimitrios Pandermalis Essays by Katerina Boli, Angelos Chaniotis, Fritz Graf, Maria Katsakiori, Sophia Kremydi, Richard P. Martin, Dimitrios Pandermalis, and Semeli Pingiatoglou. Located on the eastern slopes of Mount Olympus and atop the bubbling source of the ancient river Baphyras, the city of Dion and its natural environment were interpreted by the ancient Greeks as divine. Dion's proximity to the gods was reflected in the cults and daily existence of local residents but also prompted the area's critical role in establishing the identity of the royal house of Philip and Alexander the Great. With Zeus Olympus as their principal deity, generations of royalty and their followers celebrated their dedication to the god with sanctuaries, festivals, temples, statues, and public buildings, transforming the city into a central sacred site and a monumental urban center. The exhibition presents highlights of the finds of the last fifty years of archaeological excavations and is organized by the Onassis Foundation (USA) and the Dion Excavations, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports--Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria.
Category:

A World Full Of Emotions

Author : Angelos Chaniotis
ISBN : 0981966659
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 44.34 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 556
Read : 418

Emotions penetrate every aspect of our lives. Interwoven with memory, attention, cognition, and decision making, they determine our interpersonal relations, our private life, the public sphere, and religious worship. Emotions had a particular significance also in ancient Greek culture, as Greek intellectuals were the first to theorize emotions in the Western world. A World of Emotions familiarizes the reader with the ubiquitous presence of emotions in Greek culture and life as well as their importance for an understanding of Greek art, literature, history, political life, society, and religion. It reveals how emotions are experienced, expressed, and aroused, how they are controlled or enslave us, how they are manipulated or evaluated. In doing so, it is hoped that this catalogue will trigger thoughts about the importance of emotions in our world, and show why the study of emotions in Classical Antiquity may help us to better understand our contemporary social and cultural environment. The catalogue A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC-200 AD accompanies a homonymous exhibition displaying a wide array of archeological finds from major museums and institutions in Greece, Europe, and North America. The exhibition is organized by the Onassis Foundation USA.
Category: Architecture

Ancient Macedonia

Author : Carol J. King
ISBN : 9781351710329
Genre : History
File Size : 46.22 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 677
Read : 923

The first English-language monograph on ancient Macedonia in almost thirty years, Carol J. King's book provides a detailed narrative account of the rise and fall of Macedonian power in the Balkan Peninsula and the Aegean region during the five-hundred-year period of the Macedonian monarchy from the seventh to the second century BCE. King draws largely on ancient literary sources for her account, citing both contemporary and later classical authors. Material evidence from the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, and numismatics is also explored. Ancient Macedonia balances historical evidence with interpretations—those of the author as well as other historians—and encourages the reader to engage closely with the source material and the historical questions that material often raises. This volume will be of great interest to both under- and post-graduate students, and those looking to understand the fundamentals of the period.
Category: History

Acropolis Museum

Author : Christina Vlassopoulou
ISBN : 6185120011
Genre : Art, Greek
File Size : 64.13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 847
Read : 182

Category: Art, Greek

Greek Mythology A Traveler S Guide

Author : David Stuttard
ISBN : 9780500773314
Genre : Travel
File Size : 60.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 448
Read : 663

A hands-on traveler's guide to the enthralling tales of Greek mythology, organized around the cities and landscapes where the events are set The Greek myths have a universal appeal, beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. But many are firmly rooted in specific landscapes: the city of Thebes and mountain range Cithaeron dominate the tale of Oedipus; the city of Mycenae broods over the fates of Agamemnon and Electra; while Knossos boasts the scene of Theseus’ slaying of the Minotaur. Drawing on a wide range of classical sources, newly translated by the author, and illustrated with specially commissioned drawings, this book is both a useful read for those visiting the sites and a fascinating imaginative journey for the armchair traveler. The itinerary includes twenty-two locations, from Mount Olympus to Homer’s Hades, recounting the myths and history associated with each site and highlighting features that visitors can still see today. Scholarly text, supported by quotes from primary sources and contemporary research, as well as the enticing stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, enrich the reader’s literal or simply literary experience of these sites, whose significance still resonates today.
Category: Travel

Hieronymus Bosch

Author : Matthijs Ilsink
ISBN : 9780300220131
Genre :
File Size : 62.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 105
Read : 194

An accessible survey on a genius artist, published to accompany the 500th anniversary of Bosch's death
Category:

Beyond The Nile

Author : Sara E. Cole
ISBN : 9781606065518
Genre : Art
File Size : 76.82 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 667
Read : 768

From about 2000 BCE onward, Egypt served as an important nexus for cultural exchange in the eastern Mediterranean, importing and exporting not just wares but also new artistic techniques and styles. Egyptian, Greek, and Roman craftsmen imitated one another’s work, creating cultural and artistic hybrids that transcended a single tradition. Yet in spite of the remarkable artistic production that resulted from these interchanges, the complex vicissitudes of exchange between Egypt and the Classical world over the course of nearly 2500 years have not been comprehensively explored in a major exhibition or publication in the United States. It is precisely this aspect of Egypt’s history, however, that Beyond the Nile uncovers. Renowned scholars have come together to provide compelling analyses of the constantly evolving dynamics of cultural exchange, first between Egyptians and Greeks—during the Bronze Age, then the Archaic and Classical periods of Greece, and finally Ptolemaic Egypt—and later, when Egypt passed to Roman rule with the defeat of Cleopatra. Beyond the Nile, a milestone publication issued on the occasion of a major international exhibition, will become an indispensable contribution to the field. With gorgeous photographs of more than two hundred rare objects, including frescoes, statues, obelisks, jewelry, papyri, pottery, and coins, this volume offers an essential and inter-disciplinary approach to the rich world of artistic cross-pollination during antiquity.
Category: Art

Early Greek Portraiture

Author : Catherine M. Keesling
ISBN : 9781107162235
Genre : Art
File Size : 65.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 275
Read : 340

This book lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece.
Category: Art

Hesiod

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : UCLA:L0067496778
Genre :
File Size : 24.96 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 483
Read : 790

Category: