Greek and Persian Wars [Audiobook]

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Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World by Owen Rees

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World by Owen Rees
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Overview: Naval warfare is the unsung hero of ancient Greek military history, often overshadowed by the more glorified land battles. Owen Rees looks to redress the balance, giving naval battles their due attention. This book presents a selection of thirteen naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians.
Each battle is set in context. The background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces are discussed, followed by a narrative and analysis of the fighting. Finally, the aftermath of the battles are dealt with, looking at the strategic implications of the outcome for both the victor and the defeated. The battle narratives are supported by maps and tactical diagrams, showing the deployment of the fleets and the wider geographical factors involved in battle. Written in an accessible tone, this book successfully shows that Greek naval warfare did not start and end at the battle of Salamis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy


Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy
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Greek Tragedy And Contemporary Democracy

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Greek Sculpture by John Boardman

Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period: A Handbook by John Boardman
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Overview: For most people there is no more satisfying expression of Greek art than its sculpture. It was the first, the only ancient art to break free from conceptual conventions for representing men and animals, and to explore consciously how art might imitate or even improve upon it. The first stages of this discovery, from the semi-abstract beginnings in the eighth century BC to the more representational art of the early fifth century, are explored and illustrated in this handbook.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Greek and Roman Sculpture in America by Cornelius C. Vermeule

Greek and Roman Sculpture in America: Masterpieces in Public Collections in the United States and Canada by Cornelius C. Vermeule
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Overview: A cooperative publishing effort of the University of California Press and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, this lavishly produced volume reflects many years of work by the acknowledged authority on classical sculpture in North America. The sculptures, arranged by period, are accompanied by concise descriptive entries for the benefit of the scholar and the general reader. The entries give the name of the museum, provenance, and material. An index lists the museums by city. In an introduction Professor Vermeule describes the role and development of sculpture in antiquity and offers the first coherent analysis of the forces of taste, economics, and scholarship that have interacted to leave an amazing legacy of classical sculpture in America.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Seven Against Thebes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)


Seven Against Thebes (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
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Greek to GCSE: Part 1: Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical…


Greek to GCSE: Part 1: Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9-1)
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Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery by Peter Hunt

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery by Peter Hunt
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Overview: An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome

This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery. The span of topics is broad-ranging from everyday resistance to slavery to philosophical justifications of slavery, and from the process of enslavement to the decline of slavery after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The book uses a wide spectrum of types of evidence, and relies on concrete and vivid examples whenever possible.

Introductory chapters provide historical context and a clear and concise discussion of the methodological difficulties of studying ancient slavery. The following chapters are organized around central topics in slave studies: enslavement, economics, politics, culture, sex and family life, manumission and ex-slaves, everyday conflict, revolts, representations, philosophy and law, and decline and legacy. Chapters open with general discussions of important scholarly controversies and the challenges of our ancient evidence, and case studies from the classical Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman periods provide detailed and concrete explorations of the issues.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories


The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories
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Greek Vase-Painting and.. Visual Humour by Alexandre G Mitchell

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour by Alexandre G. Mitchell
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Overview: This book is a comprehensive study of visual humour in ancient Greece, with special emphasis on works created in Athens and Boeotia. Alexandre Mitchell brings an interdisciplinary approach to this topic, combining theories and methods of art history, archaeology, and classics with the anthropology of humour, and thereby establishing new ways of looking at art and visual humour in particular. Understanding what visual humour was to the ancients and how it functioned as a tool of social cohesion is only one facet of this study. Mitchell also focuses on the social truths that his study of humour unveils: democracy and freedom of expression, politics and religion, Greek vases and trends in fashion, market-driven production, proper and improper behaviour, popular versus elite culture, carnival in situ, and the place of women, foreigners, workers, and labourers within the Greek city. Richly illustrated with more than 140 drawings and photographs, as well as with analytical tables of comic representations according to different themes, painters, and techniques, this study amply documents the comic representations that formed an important part of ancient Greek visual language from the 6th through 4th centuries BC.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Art and the Early Greek State by Michael Shanks

Art and the Early Greek State by Michael Shanks
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Overview: Widely known as an innovative figure in contemporary archaeology, Michael Shanks has written a challenging contribution to recent debates on the emergence of the Greek city states in the first millennium BC. He interprets the art and archaeological remains of Korinth to elicit connections between new urban environments, foreign trade, warfare, and the ideology of male sovereignty. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, which draws on an anthropologically informed archaeology, ancient history, art history, material culture studies and structural approaches to the classics, his book raises large questions about the links between design and manufacture, political and social structure, and culture and ideology in the ancient Greek world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Companion To Greek Religion

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The Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary

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