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Author : Sierra Adare
ISBN : 0778793109
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 22.37 MB
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Focuses on the ancient arts and modern treasures of Greece, introducing its mythology, crafts, foods, festivals, and Olympic games.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Jim Bartell
ISBN : 9781600145742
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 59.87 MB
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"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Greece"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Hunt In Ancient Greece

Author : Judith M. Barringer
ISBN : 0801866561
Genre : History
File Size : 73.71 MB
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Hunting and its imagery continued to play a significant role in archaic and classical Greece long after hunting had ceased being a necessity for survival in everyday life. Drawing on vase paintings, sculpture, inscriptions, and other literary evidence, Judith Barringer reexamines the theme of the hunt and shows how the tradition it depicts helped maintain the dominance of the ruling social groups. Along with athletics and battle, hunting was a defining activity of the masculine aristocracy and was crucial to the efforts of the Athenian elite to control the social agenda, even as their political power declined. The Hunt in Ancient Greece examines descriptions of hunting in initiation rituals as well as the ideals of masculinity and adulthood such rites of passage promoted. Barringer argues that depictions of the hunt in literature and art also served as striking metaphors for the intricacies of courtship, shedding light on sexuality and gender roles. Through an exploration of various representations of the hunt, Barringer provides extraordinary insight into Athenian society. -- Andrew Stewart, University of California, Berkeley
Category: History


Author : Andrew Bostock
ISBN : 1841623075
Genre : Travel
File Size : 41.70 MB
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From the evocative ruins of Olympia to the towering Taygetos mountains, from crystal-clear seas and pristine beaches to stone villages steeped in tradition, with clear advice and honest opinions Bradt's Peloponnese shows you all.
Category: Travel

Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece

Author : Nigel Wilson
ISBN : 9781136788000
Genre : History
File Size : 31.98 MB
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Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.
Category: History

Exploring Ancient Greece

Author : John Malam
ISBN : 023752595X
Genre : Greece
File Size : 70.64 MB
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Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archaeological evidence that remains today. Ancient Greece looks at who the Greeks were and their world of warships, great leaders, cities and poets. It goes on to discuss their achievements in writing, maths, science and philosophy, art and architecture, music and theatre, as well as their religions and festivals. Finally, we see the history of Greece under the Romans, and how the past is discovered today. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Ancient Greece also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.
Category: Greece