Alles Wissenswerte zur Geschichte der Griechen und Römer. Vom Alten Orient bis zur Spätantike zeichnet das anschaulich aufbereitete Studienbuch die politischen, gesellschaftlichen, rechtlichen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Entwicklungen nach. Die Beziehungen der Griechen zum Vorderen Orient und zu Ägypten, die Rolle der Etrusker, der Phönizier und Karthagos erhalten verstärkte Aufmerksamkeit. Neu in der 3. Auflage: Im Text sind jetzt die Quellennummern des ergänzenden Quellenbandes verzeichnet für eine optimale parallele Benutzung! Abgerundet wird das Werk durch den umfangreichen aktualisierten Anhang u. a. mit Zeittafel, Angaben zu Maßen, Geldsystemen und neu: zum Geldwert.
Author: Edward Bispham
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2010-03-01
The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.
Author: Hans Beck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-22
This comprehensive volume details the variety of constitutions and types of governing bodies in the ancient Greek world. A collection of original scholarship on ancient Greek governing structures and institutions Explores the multiple manifestations of state action throughout the Greek world Discusses the evolution of government from the Archaic Age to the Hellenistic period, ancient typologies of government, its various branches, principles and procedures and realms of governance Creates a unique synthesis on the spatial and memorial connotations of government by combining the latest institutional research with more recent trends in cultural scholarship
Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-09-11
What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.
Author: Robin Osborne
Release Date: 2009-03-16
Greece in the Making 1200–479 BC is an accessible and comprehensive account of Greek history from the end of the Bronze Age to the Classical Period. The first edition of this book broke new ground by acknowledging that, barring a small number of archaic poems and inscriptions, the majority of our literary evidence for archaic Greece reported only what later writers wanted to tell, and so was subject to systematic selection and distortion. This book offers a narrative which acknowledges the later traditions, as traditions, but insists that we must primarily confront the contemporary evidence, which is in large part archaeological and art historical, and must make sense of it in its own terms. In this second edition, as well as updating the text to take account of recent scholarship and re-ordering, Robin Osborne has addressed more explicitly the weaknesses and unsustainable interpretations which the first edition chose merely to pass over. He now spells out why this book features no ‘rise of the polis’ and no ‘colonization’, and why the treatment of Greek settlement abroad is necessarily spread over various chapters. Students and teachers alike will particularly appreciate the enhanced discussion of economic history and the more systematic treatment of issues of gender and sexuality.
Author: Roger Brock
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2000-12-28
Democratic Athens is often viewed - mistakenly - as the model ancient Greek state. This volume of papers by a wide range of contributors sets the record straight by examining the huge variations of political systems and forms of regional community around the Hellenic world. It highlights the immense political flexibility and diversity of ancient Greek civilization.