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Greek Stories

Greek Stories

A GCSE Reader

  • Author: John Taylor,Kristian Waite
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350005665
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 208
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Greek Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Classical Greek. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the language. Updated to match the 2016 OCR specification, this edition has been restructured to reflect the new examinations, which now have a single language paper. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE. Section 2 provides 30 differentiated passages of increasing difficulty on historical topics. Section 3 provides 20 shorter passages of uniform length on mythological topics, with comprehension questions, in the style of Section A of the new GCSE language paper. Section 4 provides 20 passages on historical topics, with comprehension and unseen sections, in the style of Section B of the new GCSE language paper. The new edition is supported by a companion website with an answer key and additional passages.

Latin Stories

Latin Stories

A GCSE Reader

  • Author: Henry Cullen,Michael Dormandy,John Taylor
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350003859
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 208
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Latin Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Latin. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the language. Updated to match the 2016 OCR specification, this edition has been restructured to reflect the new examinations, which now have a single language paper. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE. Section 2 provides 30 differentiated passages of increasing difficulty on historical and miscellaneous topics. Section 3 provides 20 shorter passages of uniform length on mythological topics, with comprehension questions, in the style of Section A of the new GCSE language paper. Section 4 provides 20 passages on historical topics, with comprehension and unseen sections, in the style of Section B of the new GCSE language paper. The new edition is supported by a companion website with an answer key and additional passages.

In Search of the Greeks (Second Edition)

In Search of the Greeks (Second Edition)

  • Author: James Renshaw
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472526236
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
  • View: 6840
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In Search of the Greeks offers an engaging introduction to the societies of Classical Greece. Making extensive use of ancient sources and illustrated with some hundred and fifty photographs, drawings, maps and plans, many now for the first time in colour, the book introduces key topics of ancient Greece. The new edition opens with a new chapter that provides an historical overview of the key events, figures and eras, and continues with updated chapters on key topics in Greek history: religion and thought, Athenian democracy, Athenian society, Athenian drama, the Olympic Games and Sparta. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Appendices provide further information on Greek currency values, Greek musical instruments and the Greek calendar. Review questions throughout this book challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of classical Greece. Many topics raise issues of contemporary relevance, such as the rights of citizens in a democracy, forced marriage and approaches to education. The book is supported by a website which, contains comprehensive resources on the social, political and cultural issues of classical Greece.

Tales from Greek Mythology

Tales from Greek Mythology

  • Author: Bart George William COX (calling himself Sir George William Cox)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 120
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Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology

The Complete Guide to Greek Mythology, Ancient Greece, Greek Gods, Zeus, Hercules, Titans, and More!

  • Author: Nick Plesiotis
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781508948247
  • Category:
  • Page: 68
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Greek Mythology - 2nd Edition Grab this GREAT updated 2nd edition physical book now at a limited time discounted price! Greek Mythology is a collection of Ancient Greek tales that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.These stories once formed a major religion, and people worshiped the Gods you will soon learn of. This book recounts some of the most famous Ancient Greek stories, and explains the journeys of different Gods, Demi-Gods, and Deities. You will learn about the 12 labors of Hercules, the famous Trojan War, and the story of how fire was introduced to man, along with many other tales. Greek Mythology has helped to shape the plot-lines of many of today's most famous books and movies. The stories presented within this book are meaningful, interesting, exciting, and most of all enjoyable to learn about. Here Is What You'll Learn About... The Different Gods li> Hercules 12 Labors The Story Of Pandora's Box The Trojan War Prometheus Achilles & His HeelMuch, much more! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!

History of Greece ... Illustrated with maps and portraits ... Second edition

History of Greece ... Illustrated with maps and portraits ... Second edition

  • Author: William Godwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 244
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Philosophy Before Socrates (Second Edition): An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

Philosophy Before Socrates (Second Edition): An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

An Introduction with Texts and Commentary

  • Author: Richard D. McKirahan
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603846123
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 512
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Since its publication in 1994, Richard McKirahan's Philosophy Before Socrates has become the standard sourcebook in Presocratic philosophy. It provides a wide survey of Greek science, metaphysics, and moral and political philosophy, from their roots in myth to the philosophers and Sophists of the fifth century. A comprehensive selection of fragments and testimonia, translated by the author, is presented in the context of a thorough and accessible discussion. An introductory chapter deals with the sources of Presocratic and Sophistic texts and the special problems of interpretation they present. In its second edition, this work has been updated and expanded to reflect important new discoveries and the most recent scholarship. Changes and additions have been made throughout, the most significant of which are found in the chapters on the Pythagoreans, Parmenides, Zeno, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles, and the new chapter on Philolaus. The translations of some passages have been revised, as have some interpretations and discussions. A new Appendix provides translations of three Hippocratic writings and the Derveni papyrus.

The Folk-lore Journal

The Folk-lore Journal

  • Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Folklore
  • Page: N.A
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Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition

Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition

  • Author: Michael D. Coogan,Mark S. Smith
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • ISBN: 1611641624
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students.

The Pedigree of the English People ... Second Edition

The Pedigree of the English People ... Second Edition

  • Author: Thomas NICHOLAS (M.A. Ph.D.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Heroes ... Second Edition

The Heroes ... Second Edition

  • Author: Charles Kingsley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 255
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Greece and Britain since 1945 Second Edition

Greece and Britain since 1945 Second Edition

  • Author: David Wills
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443857726
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 218
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In 1945, the modern country and people of Greece were unknown to many Britons. This book explores the transformation and varying fortunes of Anglo-Greek relations since that time. The focus is on the perceptions and attitudes shown by British and Greek writers, audiences, and organisations. Greece and Britain Since 1945 contains chapters from leading academics, journalists, novelists, and public servants and covers subjects including literature by Greek writers in English translation; the work of the British Council and international aid agencies; and television series set in Greece. The second edition has been substantially updated to reflect the financial, economic and social effects of the recent “Greek Crisis”. Four specially-commissioned new chapters discuss how Greece has been portrayed in the British media and the responses of cultural organisations to the present needs of the Greek people.

On The Origin Of The Human Mind, second edition

On The Origin Of The Human Mind, second edition

  • Author: Andrey Vyshedskiy
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • ISBN: 1611983339
  • Category: Science
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The origin of the human mind remains one of the greatest mysteries of all times. The last 150 years since Charles Darwin proposed that species evolve under the influence of natural selection have been marked by great discoveries. However, the discussion of the evolution of the human intellect and specific forces that shaped the underlying brain evolution is as vigorous today as it was in Darwin's times. Using his background in neuroscience, the author offers an elegant, parsimonious theory of the evolution of the human mind and suggests experiments that could be done to test, refute, or validate the hypothesis. The basis of the theory is a simple, yet fundamental question: what happens neurologically when two objects, never before seen together (say, an apple on top of a whale), are imagined together for the first time. The scientific consensus is that a familiar object, such as an apple or a whale, is represented in the brain by thousands of neurons dispersed throughout the posterior cortex. When one sees or recalls such an object, the neurons of that object’s neuronal ensemble tend to activate into synchronous resonant activity. The neuronal ensemble binding mechanism, based on the Hebbian principle “neurons that fire together, wire together,” came to be known as the binding-by-synchrony hypothesis. However, while the Hebbian principle explains how we perceive a familiar object, it does not explain the infinite number of novel objects that humans can voluntarily imagine. The neuronal ensembles encoding those objects cannot jump into spontaneous synchronized activity on their own since the parts forming those novel images have never been seen together. The author argues that to account for imagination, the binding-by-synchrony hypothesis would need to be extended to include the phenomenon of mental synthesis whereby the brain actively and intentionally synchronizes independent neuronal ensembles into one morphed image. Thus, the apple neuronal ensemble is synchronized with the whale neuronal ensemble, and the two disparate objects are perceived together. The synchronization mechanism of mental synthesis is likely responsible for many imaginative and creative traits that scientists have recognized as being uniquely human, despite not having a precise neurological understanding of the process. How did humans acquire mental synthesis? As of 100,000 years ago, hominins had already evolved both a greater control of perception by the prefrontal cortex and a nearly modern speech-production apparatus. However the connections between the prefrontal cortex and the posterior cortex remained asynchronous; the prefrontal cortex was unable to synchronize independent neuronal ensembles, speech remained finite and non-syntactic: one word was only able to communicate one image. At that time, a single mutation delayed the ontogenetic development of the prefrontal cortex and permitted the newly invented syntactic speech to train the synchronous connections between the prefrontal cortex and the posterior cortex. This allowed the acquisition of mental synthesis and propelled humans to behavioral modernity. These behaviorally modern humans excelled at performing mental simulations, which resulted in the dramatic acceleration of technological progress; the human population exploded and humans quickly settled most habitable areas of the planet. Armed with the ability to mentally simulate any plan and then to communicate it to their companions, humans rapidly became the dominant species.

In Search of Authority, second edition

In Search of Authority, second edition

An Introductory Guide to Literary Theory

  • Author: Stephen Bonnycastle
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551110837
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 246
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Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes, Second Edition

Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes, Second Edition

Women's Stories in the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: Alice Ogden Bellis
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 1611644003
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 306
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This best-selling book, now revised and updated, shares the work of many feminist biblical scholars who have examined women's stories for several years. These stories are powerful accounts of women in the Old Testament--stories that have profoundly affected how women understand themselves as well as men's perception of them. Here, Alice Bellis shares the research of feminist biblical scholarship during a quarter of a century, which renders a vast amount of refreshing, exciting, sometimes disturbing material.

The Folk-lore Journal

The Folk-lore Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Last Wizard - the Story of a Reluctant Hero Second Edition

The Last Wizard - the Story of a Reluctant Hero Second Edition

The First Book of Terry Unger's Reluctant Hero Trilogy

  • Author: Terry Unger
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1462024092
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 220
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Throughout all of this, the Catholic Church declared a ban on any form of contraception in South America, Mexico, Central America, and Africa. In these poor countries the Church felt it still had significant influence. This action only added to the already staggering population growth. People not killed off by disease died from starvation. The rise of the Christian Right, who were no more than fascists, added their considerable weight to the crisis. This movement managed to influence the U.S. federal government, particularly the executive and judicial branches. Their influence had U.S. Presidents reject the Kyoto Protocol and the Bali Accords, using the excuse that participating in them would hurt American business interests. In true Fascist tradition, the American military industrial complex and right wing Christian ideologues, were cozily in bed with each other. When the developing nations saw the United States pay no more than lip service to Kyoto and Bali, they followed suit. Debt national, corporate, and personal was staggering. The Christian Right became deeply entrenched in government, the military, and business. But they needed Democrats and began to court them like a rich old geezer courts a Playboy centerfold. Payment rendered by the Democrats was the gutting of the Constitution and the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The Christian Right was very close to creating their ideal Christian Nation but took one huge misstep. Nuclear missiles were shaken by their political puppets like a stick shaken by an armchair general scolding a poor ally. China and India, considered godless by the Right, were the targets of this saber rattling, even though they held most of this nations debt. When they had had enough, they called in the debt. The United States went financially belly-up and because of the inter-connectedness of the global economy woven between nations, so did other countries. This worldwide governmental bankruptcy, combined with things previously mentioned, brought about total collapse. Governments capitulated and civil order became non-existent, ushering in The Age of Anarchy. The world, now more than ever, needed heroes.

Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition

Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition

  • Author: Kelly Robert DeVries,Robert Douglas Smith
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442604999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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First published in 1992, Medieval Military Technology has become the definitive book in its field, garnering much praise and a large readership. This thorough update of a classic book, regarded as both an excellent overview and an important piece of scholarship, includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and eighteen new illustrations. The four key organizing sections of the book still remain: arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. Throughout, the authors connect these technologies to broader themes and developments in medieval society as well as to current scholarly and curatorial controversies.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Second Edition

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Second Edition

  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1460400399
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 344
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First published in 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating trip in July 1862. The novel follows Alice down a rabbit-hole and into a world of strange and wonderful characters who constantly turn everything upside down with their mind-boggling logic, word play, and fantastic parodies. Like the first, this second edition includes Carroll’s earlier story Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, which allows readers to trace the revisions and to compare Carroll’s own illustrations in the original with the famous John Tenniel illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This edition also includes new appendix material: George MacDonald writing on the fantastic, the eighteenth-century children’s story Goody Two-Shoes, a section on film and television adaptations of Alice, and new illustrations.

Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children, 2nd Edition

Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children, 2nd Edition

Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children, Second Edition

  • Author: Desiree Webber,Dee Ann Corn,Elaine R. Harrod,Sandy Shropshire,Shereen Rasor,Donna Norvell
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610691253
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 265
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This book assists the busy professional with ready-to-use materials to present entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate programs that introduce young learners to countries and cultures around the world.