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The Greek and Roman historians

The Greek and Roman historians

  • Author: Tim Duff
  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr
  • ISBN: 9781853996016
  • Category: History
  • Page: 136
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This volume traces the development of conceptions of history and its practice from Homer to the writers of the Roman Empire.

Greek and Roman Historians

Greek and Roman Historians

Information and Misinformation

  • Author: Michael Grant
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134828217
  • Category: History
  • Page: 188
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It is today widely accepted that we do not get the whole truth from any historian. Greek and Roman Historians considers the work of ancient historians such as Herotudus, Tacitus and Thucydides in the the light of this attitude. In an enlightening new study, Michael Grant argues that misinformation, even deliberate disinformation, is abundant in their writings. Grant, one of the world's greatest writers of ancient history, suggests new ways of reading and interpreting the ancient historians which maximise their usefulness as source material. He demonstrates how the evidence they provide can be augmented by the use of other, literary and non-literary, sources. Greek and Roman Historians shows us how we can use written history to learn about the ancient world, even if our conclusions are not those its historians intended. The author argues that their work remains our most important source of information, once we have learned to question and incorporate their imperfect regard for the truth. Grant's account is an indispensible guide to the sources and their interpretation for all students of ancient history.

Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds

Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds

  • Author: John Drogo Montagu
  • Publisher: Frontline
  • ISBN: 9781848327900
  • Category: Battles
  • Page: 256
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This comprehensive reference book on the battles of the ancient world covers events from the eighth century BC down to 31BC, when Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium. The author presents, in an exciting and vivid style, complete with battle plans and maps, all of the land and sea battles of the Greek and Roman worlds, based on the accounts by historians of the time.

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

  • Author: Josiah Ober
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400865557
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period—and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans—and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

  • Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0191500623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle, and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts. This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.

The Historians of Ancient Rome

The Historians of Ancient Rome

  • Author: Ronald Mellor
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 041597108X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 617
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"Covering more than a thousand years of Roman history, The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive single volume of ancient sources available in English for the study of Rome."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Birth of Classical Europe

The Birth of Classical Europe

A History from Troy to Augustine

  • Author: Simon Price,Peter Thonemann
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101475799
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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An innovative and intriguing look at the foundations of Western civilization from two leading historians; the first volume in the Penguin History of Europe The influence of ancient Greece and Rome can be seen in every aspect of our lives. From calendars to democracy to the very languages we speak, Western civilization owes a debt to these classical societies. Yet the Greeks and Romans did not emerge fully formed; their culture grew from an active engagement with a deeper past, drawing on ancient myths and figures to shape vibrant civilizations. In The Birth of Classical Europe, the latest entry in the much-acclaimed Penguin History of Europe, historians Simon Price and Peter Thonemann present a fresh perspective on classical culture in a book full of revelations about civilizations we thought we knew. In this impeccably researched and immensely readable history we see the ancient world unfold before us, with its grand cast of characters stretching from the great Greeks of myth to the world-shaping Caesars. A landmark achievement, The Birth of Classical Europe provides insight into an epoch that is both incredibly foreign and surprisingly familiar. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

  • Author: John Marincola
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444393828
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 752
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This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history

Taken at the Flood

Taken at the Flood

The Roman Conquest of Greece

  • Author: Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199916896
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
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Chronicles Rome's policies in the Greek East, which began as self-rule so that the Empire could focus on the Carthaginian menace in the West, but later moved to more direct control several decades later.

Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World

Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World

  • Author: Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521002301
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 357
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This book provides a comprehensive account of mosaics in the ancient world from the early pebble mosaics of Greece to the pavements of Christian churches in the East. Separate chapters in Part I cover the principal regions of the Roman Empire in turn, in order to bring out the distinctive characteristics of their mosaic workshops. Questions of technique and production, of the role of mosaics in architecture, and of their social functions and implications are treated in Part II. The book discusses both well-known works and recent finds, and balances consideration of exceptional masterpieces against standard workshop production. Two main lines of approach are followed throughout: first, the role of mosaics as a significant art form, which over an unbroken span illuminates the evolution of pictorial style better than any comparable surviving medium; and secondly, their character as works of artisan production closely linked to their architectural context.

The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World

The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World

  • Author: Walter Scheidel,Ian Morris,Richard P. Saller
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521780535
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 942
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The first comprehensive survey of the economies of classical antiquity.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

  • Author: Charles Freeman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199651914
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 759
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Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Soldiers & Ghosts

Soldiers & Ghosts

A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

  • Author: J. E. Lendon
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300119794
  • Category: History
  • Page: 468
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What set the successful armies of Sparta, Macedon, and Rome apart from those they defeated? In this major new history of battle from the age of Homer through the decline of the Roman empire, J. E. Lendon surveys a millennium of warfare to discover how militaries change--and don't change--and how an army's greatness depends on its use of the past. Noting this was an age that witnessed few technological advances, J. E. Lendon shows us that the most successful armies were those that made the most effective use of cultural tradition. Ancient combat moved forward by looking backward for inspiration--the Greeks, to Homer; the Romans, to the Greeks and to their own heroic past. The best ancient armies recruited soldiers from societies with strong competitive traditions; and the best ancient leaders, from Alexander to Julius Caesar, called upon those traditions to encourage ferocious competition at every rank. Ranging from the Battle of Champions between Sparta and Argos in 550 B.C. through Julian's invasion of Persia in A.D. 363, Soldiers and Ghosts brings to life the most decisive military contests of ancient Greece and Rome. Lendon places these battles, and the methods by which they were fought, in a sweeping narrative of ancient military history. On every battlefield, living soldiers fought alongside the ghosts of tradition--ghosts that would inspire greatness for almost a millennium before ultimately coming to stifle it.

Women in Ancient Greece

Women in Ancient Greece

  • Author: Sue Blundell
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674954731
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position - and how they were regarded by men.

The Classical World

The Classical World

An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

  • Author: Robin Lane Fox
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465003664
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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The classical civilizations of Greece and Rome once dominated the world, and they continue to fascinate and inspire us. Classical art and architecture, drama and epic, philosophy and politics-these are the foundations of Western civilization. In The Classical World, eminent classicist Robin Lane Fox brilliantly chronicles this vast sweep of history from Homer to the reign of Hadrian. From the Peloponnesian War through the creation of Athenian democracy, from the turbulent empire of Alexander the Great to the creation of the Roman Empire and the emergence of Christianity, Fox serves as our witty and trenchant guide. He introduces us to extraordinary heroes and horrific villains, great thinkers and blood-thirsty tyrants. Throughout this vivid tour of two of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, we remain in the hands of a great master.

Arcana Mundi

Arcana Mundi

Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Collection of Ancient Texts

  • Author: Georg Luck
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801883453
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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Magic, miracles, daemonology, divination, astrology, and alchemy were the arcana mundi, the "secrets of the universe," of the ancient Greeks and Romans. In this path-breaking collection of Greek and Roman writings on magic and the occult, Georg Luck provides a comprehensive sourcebook and introduction to magic as it was practiced by witches and sorcerers, magi and astrologers, in the Greek and Roman worlds. In this new edition, Luck has gathered and translated 130 ancient texts dating from the eighth century BCE through the fourth century CE. Thoroughly revised, this volume offers several new elements: a comprehensive general introduction, an epilogue discussing the persistence of ancient magic into the early Christian and Byzantine eras, and an appendix on the use of mind-altering substances in occult practices. Also added is an extensive glossary of Greek and Latin magical terms. In Arcana Mundi Georg Luck presents a fascinating—and at times startling—alternative vision of the ancient world. "For a long time it was fashionable to ignore the darker and, to us, perhaps, uncomfortable aspects of everyday life in Greece and Rome," Luck has written. "But we can no longer idealize the Greeks with their 'artistic genius' and the Romans with their 'sober realism.' Magic and witchcraft, the fear of daemons and ghosts, the wish to manipulate invisible powers—all of this was very much a part of their lives."

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World

  • Author: Mark Golden,Peter Toohey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9781847888006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
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A Cultural History of Sexuality presents an overarching survey from ancient times to the present. With six volumes covering 2800 years, this is the most authoritative history of sexuality in all its many forms across Western cultures. Volume 1: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World Edited by Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg, and Peter Toohey, University of Calgary Volume 2: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages Edited by Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University Volume 3: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Edited by Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut Volume 4: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Edited by Julie Peakman, Birkbeck College, University of London Volume 5: Sexuality in the Age of Empire Edited by Chiara Beccalossi, University of Queensland, Australia, and Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh Volume 6: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age Gert Hekma, University of Amsterdam Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Heterosexuality; 2. Homosexuality; 3. Sexual Variations; 4. Sex Religion, and the Law; 5. Sex, Medicine and Disease; 6. Sex, Popular Beliefs and Culture; 7. Prostitution; 8. Erotica. This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.

Readings in the Classical Historians

Readings in the Classical Historians

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 686
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A comprehensive anthology of the classical historians--from the early Greeks through the late Romans, right up to the beginnings of the Christian era.

Myths of the Greek and Romans

Myths of the Greek and Romans

  • Author: Michael Grant
  • Publisher: New American Library of Canada
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mythology, Classical
  • Page: 487
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Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

  • Author: Lionel Casson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300097214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 177
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Telling the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets, a renowned classicist takes readers on a lively tour from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East to the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries, explaining what books were acquired and how. Illustrations.