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A History Of The Archaic Greek World

Author : Jonathan M. Hall
ISBN : 9780631226680
Genre : History
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Chronicles the history of ancient Greece from 1200 to 479 BCE, describing the rise of the city-state and citizen militias, and examining the origins of egalitarianism.

Archaic Bookkeeping

Author : Hans J. Nissen
ISBN : 0226586596
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Archaic Bookkeeping brings together the most current scholarship on the earliest true writing system in human history. Invented by the Babylonians at the end of the fourth millennium B.C., this script, called proto-cuneiform, survives in the form of clay tablets that have until now posed formidable barriers to interpretation. Many tablets, excavated in fragments from ancient dump sites, lack a clear context. In addition, the purpose of the earliest tablets was not to record language but to monitor the administration of local economies by means of a numerical system. Using the latest philological research and new methods of computer analysis, the authors have for the first time deciphered much of the numerical information. In reconstructing both the social context and the function of the notation, they consider how the development of our earliest written records affected patterns of thought, the concept of number, and the administration of household economies. Complete with computer-generated graphics keyed to the discussion and reproductions of all documents referred to in the text, Archaic Bookkeeping will interest specialists in Near Eastern civilizations, ancient history, the history of science and mathematics, and cognitive psychology.

Archaic Greece

Author : Anthony M. Snodgrass
ISBN : 0520043731
Genre : History
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Until quite recently, it has been the accepted view that the Archaic period of Greek history was by definition merely a prelude to the Oassical period, an era regarded as unsurpassed in its literary, intellectual, artistic, and political achievements. Lately, however, ancient historians and Classical archaeologists have undertaken a major reappraisal of their subject, one result of which has been a broadening view of the Archaic period and its importance to the history of Greece. In this first major book on Archaic Greece to be written by an archaeologist, Professor Snodgrass shows how the supremacy of Classical Greece would have been impossible without the preceding centuries of the Archaic period. The intellectual revolution which divided the Archaic period from the Oassical transformed something remarkable into something unique. But there was an earlier revolution, a "structural revolution," which took place not merely within the Archaic period, but at its beginning. It had far-reaching effects: it established the economic basis of Greek society, as well as the main outlines of its social framework; it drew the political map of the Greek world in a form that was to endure for four centuries; it set up, with even greater permanence, the forms of state that were to determine Greek political history; it provided the interests and goals, not merely for Greek but for Western art as a whole, which were to be pursued over the next two and a half millennia; it gave Greece in the Homeric epics an ideal of behavior and a memento of past glory to sustain it; it provided much of the basis of Greek religion; and it furnished many lesser things, among them the means for Greek society to defend its independence militarily. It is doubtful whether, before or since, all these features have ever come about in one conn try with such concertedness and such speed. Archaic Greece gives a broader cultural history of the period than has hitherto been attempted, and Professor Snodgrass shows that it can be seen, for perhaps the first time, as a complete episode in its own right. His fresh and personal approach to his subject, together with the book's superb illustrations, will ensure a wide audience.

A Dictionary Of Archaic And Provincial Words Obsolete Phrases Proverbs And Ancient Customs From The Fourteenth Century

Author : James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
ISBN : NYPL:33433082320403
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Gods And Heroes In Late Archaic Greek Art

Author : Karl Schefold
ISBN : 0521327180
Genre : Art
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This volume is the sequel to Karl Schefold's Myth and Legend in Early Greek Art, and the second in his ambitious project to trace the representation of the Greek myths in Greek art from the beginnings down to the Hellenistic period.

The Cambridge Companion To Archaic Greece

Author : H. A. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781139826990
Genre : History
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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490–480 BC. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.

The Iconography Of Sculptured Statue Bases In The Archaic And Classical Periods

Author : Angeliki Kosmopoulou
ISBN : 0299176401
Genre : Art
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The only systematic study in any language of all known Greek statue bases with sculptural relief, both surviving and known through literary sources

Archaic Greek Poetry

Author : Barbara Hughes Fowler
ISBN : 0299135144
Genre : Poetry
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With this anthology, Barbara Hughes Fowler presents the most comprehensive selection of Greek poetry of the seventh and sixth centuries B.C. ever published in English. Fowler's brilliant translations provide access to six Homeric Hymns, eight selections from Bakchylides, twelve odes of Pindar, selections from the iambicists and elegists, virtually all of Archilochos and of the surviving lyricists, including Sappho, and a number of anonymous poems about work, play, and politics. Archaic poets delighted in all that was radiant and delicate, and their poems should be read for their narrative charm, celebration of nature, and playful sensuality. There are tantalizing fragments of fables here, as well as poems of friendship and warfare, love and colonization. Along with her notes and bibliography, Fowler has provided a biographical list of poets and a glossary of proper names. In addition to its breadth, Archaic Greek Poetry stands alone as the only volume of its kind translated by a contemporary published poet. Perhaps the most elegant translator of ancient Greek poetry into modern English, Barbara Hughes Fowler offers translations true to the original Greek while providing modern readers with superb examples of the beauty of lyric poetry. Students and scholars of classical and comparative literature, ancient history, and art history, as well as lovers of lyric poetry, will enthusiastically welcome this volume.

Temple Decoration And Cultural Identity In The Archaic Greek World

Author : Clemente Marconi
ISBN : 052185797X
Genre : Art
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Provides a new interpretation for the use of figural decoration in Greek temples of the archaic period.

Archaic Societies

Author : Thomas E. Emerson
ISBN : 9781438427003
Genre : Social Science
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Essential overview of American Indian societies during the Archaic period across central North America.

Archaic Terracottas Of Boeotia

Author : Miklós Szabó
ISBN : 887062837X
Genre : Art
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Archaic Times To The End Of The Peloponnesian War

Author : Charles W. Fornara
ISBN : 0521299462
Genre : History
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Covers the period which begins with the era of Greek colonization and ends with the close of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B. C.

Archaic And Classical Greece

Author : Michael H. Crawford
ISBN : 0521296382
Genre : History
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A sourcebook in translation covering the history of Greece from archaic times through to the rise of Philip of Macedon. Sources translated are mainly the Greek historians themselves.

Archaic Transitions In Ohio And Kentucky Prehistory

Author : Olaf H. Prufer
ISBN : 0873387139
Genre : History
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After the last Ice Age, the southern Lake Erie basin and the Ohio valley were characterized by biotic zones that influenced cultural development of archaic Native American populations. This text looks at the transition from nomadic hunting and gathering to the rise of food production in this area.

The Path Of Archaic Thinking

Author : Kenneth Maly
ISBN : 0791423557
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the first anthology of commentary on Sallis that shows what is genuinely unique in his thought: the transformative relation of reason and imagination in thinking "after Heidegger."

Governmental Intervention In Foreign Trade In Archaic And Classical Greece

Author : Errietta M. A. Bissa
ISBN : 9789004175044
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Trade was a necessity in the ancient Greek world, yet the prevalent scholarly view is that Greek states intervened in foreign trade only rarely and sporadically. This book studies four necessary commodities, gold, silver, ship-building timber and grain, from production through export to import. Through the re-evaluation of known evidence and the presentation of new avenues of research, the book shows that Greek and non-Greek governments in the archaic and classical periods intervened and involved themselves greatly in foreign trade. The book offers the student of the Greek economy a fresh perspective on state intervention in trade and the ways in which intervention worked in the Greek world.

Religion In Archaic And Republican Rome And Italy

Author : Edward Bispham
ISBN : 9781135972653
Genre : History
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Studies In Archaic Corinthian Vase Painting

Author : Darrell Arlynn Amyx
ISBN : 0876615280
Genre : Art
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Two important contributions to Greek pottery studies. Aftermath, by D. A. Amyx, is a catalogue of material supplementing his work in Corinth VII.2 but found after the cutoff of 1969 or omitted for some other reason. This article and Corinth VII.2 together stand as a full compilation of painters at present represented in the collection of the Corinth Excavations. The Chimaera Group at Corinth and Dodwellians in the Potters' Quarter are both by Patricia Lawrence. The first is a thoughtful analysis of this group of painters, based on a close examination of material found in the excavations at Corinth but including attributed pieces from other sites. The second studies 15 new fragments and reexamines material previously published in Corinth XV.3, demonstrating that the Geladakis Painter, as well as several Dodwellians, are represented there.

Glossary Of Archaic And Provincial Words

Author : Jonathan Boucher
ISBN : BSB:BSB10522984
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Paideia Archaic Greece The Mind Of Athens Tr From 2d German Ed

Author : Werner Jaeger
ISBN : 0195004256
Genre : Social Science
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Werner Jaeger's classic three-volume work, originally published in 1939, is now available in paperback. Paideia, the shaping of Greek character through a union of civilization, tradition, literature, and philosophy is the basis for Jaeger's evaluation of Hellenic culture. Volume I describes the foundation, growth, and crisis of Greek culture during the archaic and classical epochs, ending with the collapse of the Athenian empire. The second and third volumes of the work deal with the intellectual history of ancient Greece in the Age of Plato, the 4th century B.C.--the age in which Greece lost everything that is valued in this world--state, power, liberty--but still clung to the concept of paideia. As its last great poet, Menander summarized the primary role of this ideal in Greek culture when he said: "The possession which no one can take away from man is paideia."

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