Author: John Williams White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek language

Page: 354

View: 9959

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An Intensive Course

Author: Hardy Hansen,Gerald M. Quinn

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823216635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 848

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The first edition of this extremely popular two volume Greek text has been successfully adopted in many high schools and colleges; the organization and approach used by the authors, make it an equally effective tool for those who would enjoy learning the language on their own. The set is designed for a two semester course at the introductory level. This second edition incorporates the authors' improvements and corrections gathered from users' commentary. Those who are currently using the first edition will find this update valuable, those who are seeking a Greek language text will find Greek: An Intensive Course one of the most complete and accessible books on the market.
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Author: Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674200418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

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Arnaldo Momigliano traces the growth of ancient biography from the fifth century to the first century B.C. He asks new questions about the origins and development of Greek biography, and makes full use of new evidence uncovered in recent decades from papyri and other sources. By clarifying the social and intellectual implication of the fact that the Greeks kept biography and autobiography distinct from historiography, he contributes to an understanding of a basic dichotomy in the Western tradition of historical writing. The Development of Greek Biography is fully annotated, and includes a bibliography designed to serve as an introduction to the study of biography in general.
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Author: P. E. Easterling,J. V. Muir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521287852

Category: History

Page: 244

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This collection of essays considers many aspects of Greek civil life and reveals how religion manifested itself in institutions, art and literature. Clarifies the more puzzling and elusive elements by tracing the attitudes that lay behind the manifold cults and customs.
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An Interdisciplinary Anthology

Author: Mary Harlow,Marie-Louise Nosch

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178297718X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the (late introduction) of embroidery; the close links between the language of ancient mathematics and weaving; the relationships of iconography to the realities of clothed bodies including a paper on the ground breaking research on the polychromy of ancient statuary; dye recipes and methods of analysis; case studies of garments in Spanish, Viennese and Greek collections which discuss methods of analysis and conservation; analyses of textile tools from across the Mediterranean; discussions of trade and ethnicity to the workshop relations in Roman fulleries. Multiple aspects of the production of textiles and the social meaning of dress are included here to offer the reader an up-to-date account of the state of current research. The volume opens up the range of questions that can now be answered when looking at fragments of textiles and examining written and iconographic images of dressed individuals in a range of media. The volume is part of a pair together with Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean Textiles and Dress: an interdisciplinary anthology edited by Mary Harlow, C_cile Michel and Marie-Louise Nosch
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Author: Michael Fontaine,Adele C. Scafuro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199743541

Category: Drama

Page: 894

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From its birth in Greece to its end in Rome, from its Hellenistic to its Imperial receptions, no topic is neglected. The 41 essays offer cutting-edge guides through comedy's immense terrain.
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Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521011761

Category: History

Page: 326

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Lively study of conflicts about the meaning of Greek-ness in the modern and ancient worlds.
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Author: David Sacks,Oswyn Murray,Lisa R. Brody

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110200

Category: History

Page: 433

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Discusses the people, places and events found in over 2,000 years of Greek civilization.
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Author: Daniel Ogden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334174

Category: History

Page: 520

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This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine
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From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity

Author: Maria Arapopoulou,Maria Chritē

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521833078

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1617

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Comprehensive, authoritative but highly accessible reference work essential for all those interested in the history of Greek.
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A Sourcebook

Author: Marguerite Johnson,Terry Ryan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415173315

Category: History

Page: 244

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"With numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, this volume is the first major sourcebook to explore the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity." "Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from Greece and Roman worlds shown side by side; this approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context."--Jacket.
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The Classical Greek Dimension in Selected Works of Henrik Ibsen as Mediated by German and Scandinavian Culture

Author: Norman Rhodes

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838752982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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"Was Ibsen influenced by Greek culture? Were allusions to the Greeks configured in the Norwegian playwright's works? According to author Norman Rhodes, whether consciously or unconsciously, many of Ibsen's plays are encoded with veiled references to ancient Greek culture. Rhodes also postulates that Ibsen's perception of the importance of the Greeks was most likely mediated to him through German Romanticism and Scandinavian culture." "According to Rhodes, numerous echoes of Greek literature resonate in such early Ibsen plays as Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljerkrans, and Love's Comedy. Ibsen's Brand and Peer Gynt are a dialectic pair which in key ways are suggestive of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, A Doll House has important parallels with Sophocles' Antigone, and An Enemy of the People correlates with both Plato's Apology and Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos. Moreover, a Euripidean sense of fatal irrationality seems inscribed in Ibsen's final plays: the protagonists John Rosmer, Hedda Gabler, Master Builder Solness, John Gabriel Borkman, and the sculptor Rubek all destroy themselves."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Author: George William Mallory Harrison,Vaios Liapēs,Vayos Liapis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004244573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 590

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This series has existed for the past 50 years. It provides a forum for the publication of well over 300 scholarly works on all aspects of the ancient world, including inscriptions, papyri, language, the history of material culture and mentality, the history of peoples and institutions, but also latterly the classical tradition, for example, neo-latin literature and the history of Classical scholarship.
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A Sourcebook

Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415149846

Category: History

Page: 164

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Ilias Arnaoutoglou explores the significance of legislation in ancient Greece, the differences and similarities between ancient Greek legislation and legislators and their modern counterparts.
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The Beginner's Companion-book to Hadley's Grammar

Author: James Morris Whiton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek language

Page: 120

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A History of the Language and its Speakers

Author: Geoffrey Horrocks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444318920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. • Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language • Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development of diglossia • Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distribution of ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in the early Middle Ages
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Author: Kenneth James Dover

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202450

Category: History

Page: 330

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In ancient Greece, as today, popular moral attitudes differed importantly from the theories of moral philosophers. While for the latter we have Plato and Aristotle, this insightful work explores the everyday moral conceptions to which orators appealed in court and political assemblies, and which were reflected in non-philosophical literature. Oratory and comedy provide the primary testimony, and reference is also made to Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and other sources. The selection of topics, the contrasts and comparisons with modern religious, social and legal principles, and accessibility to the non-specialist ensure the work's appeal to all readers with an interest in ancient Greek culture and social life.
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Author: Reynold Higgins,Reynold Alleyne Higgins

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520036017

Category: Art

Page: 243

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Author: M. L. West

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191586859

Category: Music

Page: 424

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Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. For most readers the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life; instruments; rhythm; tempo; modes and scales; melodic construction; form; ancient theory and notation; and historical development. Thirty surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern transcription with analysis, and the book is fully illustrated. Besides being considered on its own terms, Greek music is here further illuminated by being seen in ethnological perspective, and a brief Epilogue sets it in its place in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. The book will be of value both to classicists and historians of music. - ;The only available study in English of Ancient Greek music -
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