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Ancient Greek Civilization

Author : David Sansone
ISBN : 9781119098157
Genre : History
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The third edition of Ancient Greek Civilization is a concise, engaging introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the Minoan civilization to the age of the Roman Empire. Explores the evolution and development of Greek art, literature, politics, and thought across history, as well as the ways in which these were affected by Greek interaction with other cultures Now includes additional illustrations and maps, updated notes and references throughout, and an expanded discussion of the Hellenistic period Weaves the latest scholarship and archeological excavations into the narrative at an appropriate level for undergraduates
Category: History

The Ancient Greeks

Author : Stephanie Lynn Budin
ISBN : 9781576078143
Genre : History
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The ancient Greeks established the very blueprint of Western civilization—our societies, institutions, art, and culture—and thanks to remarkable new findings, we know more about them than ever, and it's all here in this up-to-date introductory volume. * Includes excerpts from a full range of primary sources, including the Linear B tablets of Mycenae, included to show readers how to understand the process of studying historical documents * Provides a rich collection of illustrations, drawings, maps, and photographs, including detailed renderings of the Acropolis, Knossos, Akritiri, and other major archaeological sites then and now
Category: History

The Greeks And Greek Civilization

Author : Jacob Burckhardt
ISBN : 9780006388821
Genre : Literary Collections
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Jacob Burckhardt (1818-97) was one of the greatest historians of classical and Renaissance art, architecture and culture. Though he died over a 100 years ago, his prose is as fresh and readable today as it was at the end of the 19th century. This text describes in detail, the lives of the ancient Greeks and the origins of their culture.
Category: Literary Collections

Black Origins Of Ancient Greek Civilization

Author : Gert Muller
ISBN : 1492293261
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This book shall explore the evidence for African and Afro-Canaanite formative influences on Crete and mainland Greece. This book differs from Martin Bernal's Black Athena in five fundamental ways:1) Our Egyptians are, as Anu M'Bantu would say, Unmistakably Black! Bernal's are somewhat Black.2) The main Egyptian players in this study are NOT the Hyksos.3) This study openly acknowledges and emphasizes the Afro-Canaanite origin of the Phoenicians.4) It posits SEVEN different Black origins and influences on Greek civilization.5) It shows, with commentary, 42 colour pictures of obviously influential people of African appearance depicted in the art of ALL the various phases of Greek culture.This book is a must read for all those interested in Black history!

The Origins Of Greek Religion

Author : Bernard C. Dietrich
ISBN : 9783110840872
Genre : History
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Nilsson's seminal work on Minoan-Myceanaean religion had its second edition in 1950 prior to the decipherment of Linear B; yet he found much in the archaeological record of the Bronze Age which he associated with later Greek religion. In that respect his insights were vindicated by the reading of those tablets which bore the names of classical Greek divinities, though at tme time new conclusions were needed about Indo-European arrival in Greek lands. Dietrich, with Nilsson very much in mind, starts from the premises that beliefs and their associated rites are inherently conservative; that, even where populations change, they tend to do so gradually, creating fusions rather than wholesale disruptions in ritual practice. An understanding of classical Greek religion thus, necessarily, depends on appreciation of its forerunners in the Bronze Age; and they, in turn, on evidence from the better documented religions of the Middle East. Dietrich's four main chapters deal first with those eastern links; then with the old traditions of Minoan Crete; next with the interplay of pre-Greek Minoan and Greek Mycenaean cultures; and finally he attempts to bridge the commonly assumed divide between bronze age and archaic Greece. Appendixes deal with Minoan peak-sanctuaries, with Apollo at Delphi, and (sympathetically) with Nilsson's pervasive view that Greek mythology was first formulated in the Mycenaean age. In these areas a great deal more work has been done since 1974. Dietrich's thoroughly researched work was at once trend-setting and provocative. It is here made available for the first time in paperback; for it still contains much of importance for the student of Greek religion.
Category: History

Black Athena The Archaeological And Documentary Evidence

Author : Martin Bernal
ISBN : 081351584X
Genre : History
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What is classical about Classical civilization? In one of the most audacious works of scholarship ever written, Martin Bernal challenges the whole basis of our thinking about this question. Classical civilization, he argues, has deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures. But these Afroasiatic influences have been systematically ignored, denied or suppressed since the eighteenth century - chiefly for racist reasons. Volume II is concerned with the archaeological and documentary evidence for contacts between Egypt and the Levant on the one hand and the Aegean on the other, during the Bronze Age from c. 3400 B.C. to c. 1100 B.C.
Category: History

Roots Of Ancient Greek Civilization

Author : Harald Haarmann
ISBN : 9781476615899
Genre : History
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Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity. This work considers both the multicultural wellspring from which these ideas flowed and their ready assimilation by the Greeks, who embraced these hallmarks of civilization, and refined them to the level of sophistication that defines classical antiquity.
Category: History

Ancient Greece I

Author : Tim McNeese
ISBN : 9780787724375
Genre : History
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This packet provides an overview of Greek civilization from its origins in ancient Minoan and Mycenaean culture through the Golden Age of Athens. The birth of democracy, poetry, drama, and even the Olympics are among the events vividly depicted in this richly illustrated text. Challenging map exercises and review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Complete the unit with the included test and answer key.
Category: History

The Origins Of Greek Thought

Author : Jean-Pierre Vernant
ISBN : 0801492939
Genre : Philosophy
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Jean-Pierre Vernant's concise, brilliant essay on the origins of Greek thought relates the cultural achievement of the ancient Greeks to their physical and social environment and shows that what they believed in was inseparable from the way they lived. The emergence of rational thought, Vernant claims, is closely linked to the advent of the open-air politics that characterized life in the Greek polis. Vernant points out that when the focus of Mycenaean society gave way to the agora, the change had profound social and cultural implications. "Social experience could become the object of pragmatic thought for the Greeks," he writes, "because in the city-state it lent itself to public debate. The decline of myth dates from the day the first sages brought human order under discussion and sought to define it.... Thus evolved a strictly political thought, separate from religion, with its own vocabulary, concepts, principles, and theoretical aims."
Category: Philosophy

Ancient Greeks

Author : Rosalie F. Baker
ISBN : 9780195099409
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Contains short biographies of famous classical Greeks.
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Greek Thought And The Origins Of The Scientific Spirit

Author : Leon Robin
ISBN : 9781136196713
Genre : History
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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings, or as individual volumes: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
Category: History

Black Athena

Author : Martin Bernal
ISBN : 9781978807211
Genre : History
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What is classical about Classical civilization? In one of the most audacious works of scholarship ever written, Martin Bernal challenges the foundation of our thinking about this question. Classical civilization, he argues, has deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures. But these Afroasiatic influences have been systematically ignored, denied or suppressed since the eighteenth century—chiefly for racist reasons. The popular view is that Greek civilization was the result of the conquest of a sophisticated but weak native population by vigorous Indo-European speakers—Aryans—from the North. But the Classical Greeks, Bernal argues, knew nothing of this “Aryan model.” They did not see their institutions as original, but as derived from the East and from Egypt in particular. This long-awaited third and final volume of the series is concerned with the linguistic evidence that contradicts the Aryan Model of ancient Greece. Bernal shows how nearly 40 percent of the Greek vocabulary has been plausibly derived from two Afroasiatic languages – Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic. He also reveals how these derivations are not limited to matters of trade, but extended to the sophisticated language of politics, religion, and philosophy. This evidence, according to Bernal, greatly strengthens the hypothesis that in Greece an Indo-European-speaking population was culturally dominated by Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic speakers. Provocative, passionate, and colossal in scope, this volume caps a thoughtful rewriting of history that has been stirring academic and political controversy since the publication of the first volume.
Category: History

The Mycenaean Origin Of Greek Mythology

Author : Martin Persson Nilsson
ISBN : 0520021630
Genre : Civilization, Mycenaean
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"Nilsson studied the geographical aspects of the Greek myths. He proved that almost without exception, the places in the myths, especially those in the great cycle of stories, are the very same places as those now known from archaeology to have been important Bronze-Age sites ... Nilsson made it amply clear, in a host of interesting details which he worked out with ingenuity and almost always good sense, that the memory of the great Bronze-Age centres survived, and that the stories told of them ... truly reflected, in Classical times, the Mykenaian Age. To have discovered this great bridge was the triumphant achievement of Nilsson." [Back cover].
Category: Civilization, Mycenaean

Understand Greek Civilization

Author : John Purkis
ISBN : 9781444163452
Genre : History
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This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today. Readers will gain new insights into the Greek past, its people, its psychology and its society - and they will feel encouraged and confident to visit Greece themselves or to read its most important texts.
Category: History

A History Of Ancient Greek

Author : Maria Arapopoulou
ISBN : 9780521833073
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Comprehensive, authoritative but highly accessible reference work essential for all those interested in the history of Greek.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Ancient History Of The Near East

Author : H.R. Hall
ISBN : 9781317271642
Genre : History
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The ancient history of Greece holds a great deal of interest to many, particularly to those whose culture and religion grew from early Greek civilisation. Originally published in 1913, Hall provides a thorough history of the origins of Ancient Greek civilisation as well as commenting on Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Babylon amongst others. This title will be of interest to students of Classics and Ancient History.
Category: History

Ancient Greek Ideas On Speech Language And Civilization

Author : Deborah Levine Gera
ISBN : 0199256160
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Since antiquity language has been regarded as one characteristic representing a civilised life, marking man's ascent from savagery to humanity. This study explores ancient Greek views, assumptions and theories on the origins of language and its links with the development of speech and civilisation.
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The Story Of Ancient Greece

Author : Suzanne Strauss Art
ISBN : 1877653160
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Story of Ancient Greece traces the evolution of Greek civilization from the early Minoans in Crete through the Bronze Age to the Golden Age of the fifth century B.C., later covering Athens’ decline during and after the Peloponnesian War, the conquests of Alexander, and the Hellenistic Age. It describes and contrasts the cultures of Athens and Sparta through the centuries, and it explains how a democratic form of government evolved in early times and flourished in Athens during the fifth century. It highlights the literary and artistic achievements of the Golden Age, and it provides colorful glimpses into the daily lives of the people of this period, examining the roles of women as well as children, slaves, merchants, soldiers, and statesmen.A major section focuses upon myths and legends of the ancient Greeks. A detailed study of the origins of religious belief and the part the Olympians played in the lives of the early Greeks is enhanced by references to major well-known myths. Descriptions of the evolution of the Olympic Games, held to honor the god Zeus, provide another example of the omnipresence of the gods in Greek society. Students meet the bard Homer and learn about the major characters – Achilles, Odysseus, Hector, and Penelope, for starters – and, of course, the Olympians as well as a collection of sorceresses, monsters, and demons – that populate his highly entertaining epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Later, they read about the search by nineteenth century archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann for the cities – Troy and Mycenae – that are described in the epics.The book includes analyses of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, with detailed references to the Greek historians who wrote about them. Students are encouraged to think about how these wars affected the evolution of ancient Greek society. The ideas of the great philosophers – Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle – are examined and compared. A final chapter examines the discoveries and achievements of the Greeks scientists before and during the Hellenistic Age.Each chapter in this comprehensive book concludes with review questions, ideas for discussion, and suggestions for projects relating to the text. Included are numerous maps, a timeline, a guide to pronunciation of Greek words, and charts of the Greek alphabet with English equivalents, Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes, and words derived from Greek.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction