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The Greeks

Author : Diane Harris Cline
ISBN : 1426210434
Genre : Greece
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The Greeks

Author : Paul Cartledge
ISBN : 9780191577833
Genre : History
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This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many of our modern concepts as we understand them were invented by the Greeks: for example, democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history. Yet despite being our cultural ancestors in many ways, their legacy remains rooted in myth and the mental and material contexts of many of their achievements are deeply alien to our own ways of thinking and acting. The Greeks aims to explore in depth how the dominant group (adult, male, citizen) attempted, with limited success, to define themselves unambiguously in polar opposition to a whole series of 'Others' - non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves and gods. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled 'Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others', and a new afterword.

National Geographic The National Parks

Author : Kim Heacox
ISBN : 1426215592
Genre : History
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An inspired tribute to the astonishing beauty and priceless cultural treasures of America's National Parks, this volume is a lavish celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. "National Geographic The National Parks" collects the very best of National Geographic's photographs, combined with an expertly told history: from the multi-hued layers of the Grand Canyon to the verdigris flame of the Statue of Liberty, this book presents a breathtaking panorama of the National Parks. With the stories behind the first female park ranger, a decidedly amateur scuba expedition that unearthed a submerged Civil War treasure trove, and so much more, Heacox takes readers on a VIP tour of America's rich natural and cultural heritage. The full sweep of wonders--from pristine coral reefs to the Gettysburg battlefield to glaciers and all the glorious diversity in between--offers a breathtaking tour of the very best of America's national treasures.

The Greeks

Author : Terence Clark
ISBN : 0660203081
Genre : History
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Take an extraordinary journey through more than 5,000 years of Greek culture, from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great. Featuring a selection of exquisite artifacts — many that have never been exhibited outside Greece — this is a souvenir of the most comprehensive exhibition on Ancient Greece to tour North America in a generation. Explore unparalleled archeological discoveries that reveal the epic stories of ancient Greek heroes, from Agamemnon’s siege of Troy to Alexander the Great’s conquest of most of the known world. From informative text and iconic images, gain an in-depth understanding of how the ancient Greeks viewed their world and themselves, in life and in death. Enter the passionate world of the Greek gods, including Aphrodite, Athena, Zeus and Poseidon, and be a witness to the birth of Western philosophy, democracy, poetry and theatre.

Greek Mythology

Author : David Stuttard
ISBN : 0500518327
Genre : Gods, Greek
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A hands-on traveler's guide to the enthralling tales of Greek mythology, organized around the cities and landscapes where the events are set

Theories For Everything

Author : John Langone
ISBN : 0792239121
Genre : Science
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Discusses current theories about the natural and physical world and shows how they developed as mankind explored the world around them.

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of Ancient Greece

Author : Paul Cartledge
ISBN : 0521521009
Genre : History
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Sumptuously illustrated in color and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team of contributors ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in "the glory that was Greece." They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history from the bottom up, which lays bare the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that "we are all Greeks." Paul Cartledge is Professor in Greek History in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books about ancient Greece, including Spartan Reflections (California, 2001), Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (Routledge, 2001) and Sparta and Lakonia (Routledge, 2002).

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