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xi, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
In the modern world, objects and buildings speak eloquently about their creators. Status, gender identity, and cultural affiliations are just a few characteristics we can often infer about such material culture. But can we make similar deductions about the inhabitants of the first millennium BCE Greek world? Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece offers a series of case studies exploring how a theoretical approach to the archaeology of this area provides insight into aspects of ancient society. An introductory section exploring the emergence and growth of theoretical approaches is followed by examinations of the potential insights these approaches provide. The authors probe some of the meanings attached to ancient objects, townscapes, and cemeteries, for those who created, and used, or inhabited them. The range of contexts stretches from the early Greek communities during the 8th and 7th centuries BCE, through Athens between the 8th and 5th centuries BCE, and on into present day Turkey and the Levant during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE. The authors examine a range of practices, from the creation of individual items such as ceramic vessels and figurines, through to the construction of civic buildings, monuments, and cemeteries. At the same time they interrogate a range of spheres, from craft production, through civic and religious practices, to funerary ritual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472130238 20170530
Green Library
xxii, 463 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xvi, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
  • List of Abbreviations for Primary Sources List of Abbreviations for Journals Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: The Social Dimensions of Enmity Chapter 2: The Rhetoric of Enmity as a Legal Strategy Chapter 3: The Flexibility of the Rhetoric of Enmity Chapter 4: Enmity under the Law: The Limits to Vengeance Conclusion: Personal Enmity and Public Policy Notes Works Cited Index Index Locorum.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477302484 20160619
Much has been written about the world's first democracy, but no book so far has been dedicated solely to the study of enmity in ancient Athens. Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens is a long-overdue analysis of the competitive power dynamics of Athenian honor and the potential problems these feuds created for democracies. The citizens of Athens believed that harming one's enemy was an acceptable practice and even the duty of every honorable citizen. They sought public wins over their rivals, making enmity a critical element in struggles for honor and standing, while simultaneously recognizing the threat that personal enmity posed to the community. Andrew Alwine works to understand how Athenians addressed this threat by looking at the extant work of Attic orators. Their speeches served as the intersection between private vengeance and public sanction of illegal behavior, allowing citizens to engage in feuds within established parameters. This mediation helped support Athenian democracy and provided the social underpinning to allow it to function in conjunction with Greek notions of personal honor. Alwine provides a framework for understanding key issues in the history of democracy, such as the relationship between private and public realms, the development of equality and the rule of law, and the establishment of individual political rights. Serving also as a nuanced introduction to the works of the Attic orators, Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens is an indispensable addition to scholarship on Athens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477302484 20160619
Green Library
131 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 16 cm.
Green Library
viii, 393 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The Sanctuary at Agia Paraskevi, Amyklai
  • The Cult Recipients
  • The Terracotta Plaques : Life Cycle and Classification
  • Plaques with Seated Figures : Typological Analysis
  • Plaques with Seated Figures : Iconography
  • Plaques with Standing Figures, Riders, Warriors, Banqueters, and Miscellaneous Subjects
  • Votive Plaques and Hero Cult
  • Conclusion
  • Catalogue
  • Appendix 1: Findspots of Lakonian and Messenian Plaques
  • Appendix 2: Lakonian Stone Reliefs with Seated Figures.
"Heroic Offerings sheds light on the study of religion in Sparta, one of Greece's most powerful city-states and the long-term rival of Athens. Sparta's history is well known, but its archaeology has been much less satisfactorily explored. Through the comprehensive study of a distinctive class of terracotta votive offerings from a specific sanctuary, Gina Salapata explores both coroplastic art and regional religion. By integrating archaeological, historical, literary, and epigraphic sources, she provides important insights into the heroic cults of Lakonia and contributes to an understanding of the political and social functions of local ritual practice.This volume focuses on a large group of decorated terracotta plaques, from the sixth to fourth centuries BCE. These molded plaques were discovered with other offerings in a sanctuary deposit excavated near Sparta more than fifty years ago, but they have remained unpublished until now. They number over 1,500 complete and fragmentary pieces. In technique, style, and iconography they form a homogeneous group unlike any other from mainland Greece. The large number of plaques and variety of types reveal a stable and vigorous coroplastic tradition in Lakonia during the late Archaic and Classical period. Heroic Offerings will be of interest to students and scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology, to those interested in ancient religious practice in the Mediterranean, and to all inspired by Athens' chief political rival, Sparta. This volume received financial support from the Archaeological Institute of America"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xii, 411 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Objectives, Methods, Concepts
  • Objectives
  • What Is Social Memory?
  • chapter 1. Carriers of Athenian Social Memory
  • Festivals and Public Commemorations
  • Different Memory Communities
  • Monuments and Inscriptions
  • Rhetorical Education
  • Assembly and Law Courts
  • chapter 2. Athens? Counterimage : The Theban Medizers
  • Fourth-Century Allusions to Thebes? Medizing Theban Conduct during the Persian War
  • Athenian Disposition toward Thebes in 479
  • Memorialization of Thebes? Treason
  • Remembering Theban Medism throughout the Fifth Century
  • Contexts for the Recollection of Theban Medism in the Fourth Century
  • chapter 3. Mythical Precedent : Athenian Intervention for the Fallen Argives
  • Oratorical Allusions to the Burial of the Seven
  • Constitutive Elements and Formative Influences
  • The Burial of the Seven in Diplomatic and Political Discourse
  • chapter 4. A Precarious Memory : Theban Help for the Athenian Democrats
  • Belated Praise for Theban Aid?
  • The Situation in Thebes in 404/3
  • Theban Support for Thrasybulus in Athenian Social Memory
  • chapter 5. Persistent Memories : The Proposed Eradication of Athens
  • The Debate about Athens? Fate in 405/4
  • Fourth-Century Allusions to the Proposed Destruction of Athens
  • Traumatic Fear of Annihilation
  • Semantic and Visual Conceptualizations : City Razing and Enslavement
  • Imagining the Unimaginable : The Eradication of Athens
  • Plataea, Melos and Troy as Aide Memoire
  • Contexts for the Recollection of the Theban Proposal
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
xiv, 264 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • List of Abbreviations-- Preface-- Map of Alexander's Campaigns Introduction-- 1. Motives and Bias in the History of Hieronymus of Cardia-- 2. Alexander and Discontent: The King and His Army in India and Opis, Mesopotamia-- 3. The Veterans and the Macedonian Internal Strife in Babylon (323)-- 4. The Dissolution of the Royal Army, I: The Veterans of Perdiccas and Craterus-- 5. The Dissolution of the Royal Army, II: The Veterans of Eumenes, Neoptolemus and Alcetas, and the Meeting in Triparadeisus-- 6. The Veterans, Eumenes, and Antigonus in Asia Minor-- 7. Eumenes and the Silver Shields-- 8. The Silver Shields in Battle and Eumenes' Death-- Conclusion Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292735965 20160614
From antiquity until now, most writers who have chronicled the events following the death of Alexander the Great have viewed this history through the careers, ambitions, and perspectives of Alexander's elite successors. Few historians have probed the experiences and attitudes of the ordinary soldiers who followed Alexander on his campaigns and who were divided among his successors as they fought for control of his empire after his death. Yet the veterans played an important role in helping to shape the character and contours of the Hellenistic world. This path-finding book offers the first in-depth investigation of the Macedonian veterans' experience during a crucial turning point in Greek history (323-316 BCE). Joseph Roisman discusses the military, social, and political circumstances that shaped the history of Alexander's veterans, giving special attention to issues such as the soldiers' conduct on and off the battlefield, the army assemblies, the volatile relationship between the troops and their generals, and other related themes, all from the perspective of the rank-and-file. Roisman also re-examines the biases of the ancient sources and how they affected ancient and modern depictions of Alexander's veterans, as well as Alexander's conflicts with his army, the veterans' motives and goals, and their political contributions to Hellenistic history. He pays special attention to the Silver Shields, a group of Macedonian veterans famous for their invincibility and martial prowess, and assesses whether or not they deserved their formidable reputation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292735965 20160614
Green Library
212 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xii, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Son of man, son of God
  • In the footsteps of Herakles
  • The passage to India
  • Symbiosis
  • Amazon queen
  • Post mortem
  • Alexander and the end of days
  • Alexander and Jesus.
Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort has been made to connect the mythic life and career of Alexander to the stories about Jesus and to the earliest theology of the nascent Christian churches. Ory Amitay delves into a wide range of primary texts in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew to trace Alexander as a mythological figure, from his relationship to his ancestor and rival, Herakles, to the idea of his divinity as the son of a god. In compelling detail, Amitay illuminates both Alexander's links to Herakles and to two important and enduring ideas: that of divine sonship and that of reconciliation among peoples.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520266360 20160605
Green Library
xxiii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • List of Passages Translated xi List of Illustrations xv Abbreviations and Primary Sources xvii Preface xxi Introduction A Brief History of Athens in the Fifth Century 1 Chronology 8 The Life of Pericles 14 the primary sources Pericles' Writings 27 The Archaeological Evidence Inscriptions and Ostraca 32 Portrait Busts 35 The Building Program on the Acropolis 40 Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles I: Prelude to War 45 Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles II: The First Campaign and the Funeral Oration 61 Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles III: Plague, Last Speech, and Final Tribute 79 Aristophanes and Old Comedy: Caricature and Personal Attack 96 Herodotus 109 Protagoras 116 Sophocles' Oedipus: In the Image of Pericles Lysias, Xenophon, and Plato Plutarch and the Biographical Tradition Afterword: The Legend of Pericles Appendix: The Dryden Translation of Plutarch's Life of Pericles Recommended Reading Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520256040 20160528
Pericles, Greece's greatest statesman and the leader of its Golden Age, created the Parthenon and championed democracy in Athens and beyond. Centuries of praise have endowed him with the powers of a demigod, but what did his friends, associates, and fellow citizens think of him? In "Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader", Stephen V. Tracy visits the fifth century B.C. to find out. Tracy compiles and translates the scattered, elusive primary sources relating to Pericles. He brings Athens' political atmosphere to life with archaeological evidence and the accounts of those close to Pericles, including Thucydides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Protagoras, Sophocles, Lysias, Xenophon, Plato, and Plutarch. Readers will discover Pericles as a formidable politician, a persuasive and inspiring orator, and a man full of human contradictions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520256040 20160528
Green Library
xxiii, 219 p. : ill., maps.
191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 25 cm.
Green Library
303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xxvi, 279 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Abbreviations Ancient Sources: Texts, Editions, and Translations I. Roman and Greek: State and Subject 1. Introduction: Roman and Greek 2. Imperial Legislation 3. Theodosius's Greek Empire 4. Latin and Greek 5. The Greek City, and Greek Literary Culture 6. Letters and the Rhetoric of Persuasion II. Security and Insecurity 1. Introduction 2. The Military Structure 3. Constantinople and the West 4. Border Wars in Libya and Egypt 5. The Eastern Frontier: Sasanids and Saracens 6. The Danube Frontier and the Huns III. Integration and Diversity 1. Latin in Government 2. Greek as the Lingua Franca 3. Greek and Other Languages at the Church Councils 4. The Public Role and Status of Syriac in the Fifth-Century Church 5. The Empire, the Church, and Paganism 6. Samaritans and Jews IV. State and Church: Civil Administration, Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, and Spiritual Power 1. Religious Conflicts and Spiritual Authority 2. State and Church: Regional Structures of Hierarchy and Authority 3. State and Church: Contested Borders 4. Theodosius and Heresy 5. The Nestorian Controversy and the Two Councils of Ephesus V. State Power and Moral Defiance: Nestorius and Irenaeus 1. Introduction: Sources and Perspectives 2. Episcopal Persuasion and the Imperial Will 3. Nestorius: Return to Monastic Life, Condemnation and Exile 4. Renewed Controversy, Imperial Condemnation, and Popular Reaction VI. Persuasion, Influence, and Power 1. Structures and Persons 2. The Routine of Public Persuasion: The Suggestio 3. Identifying Powerful Intermediaries 4. Approaching the Emperor Appendix A. The Acta of the Fifth-Century Councils: A Brief Guide for Historians Appendix B. Verbatim Reports of Proceedings from the Reign of Theodosius II Illustrations IA. The Theodosian Empire: Civil Government, Northern Half IB. The Theodosian Empire: Civil Government, Southern Half II. The Syriac Codex of 411, written in Edessa III. Autograph Greeting by Theodosius on a Letter to an Official IV. Church Built at Dar Qita, Syria, in 418 V. Statue of the Governor Oecumenius from Aphrodisias VI. Reconstruction of the Statue of the Governor Oecumenius with its Inscribed Base VII. The Structure of the Army of Theodosius's Empire VIII. Legionary Dispositions on the Danube Frontier IX. Legionary Dispositions on the Eastern Frontier X. Cities in the Balkan and Danubian Region whose Bishops attended one or more of the Fifth-Century Church Councils XI. The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy in the Northern Part of the Secular Diocese of Oriens General Index Index of Sources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247031 20160528
In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. But in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern Mediterranean, with its capital at Constantinople, there was a stable and successful system, using Latin as its official language, but communicating with its subjects in Greek. This book takes an inside look at how this system worked in the long reign of the pious Christian Emperor Theodosius II (408-50), and analyzes its largely successful defense of its frontiers, its internal coherence, and its relations with its subjects, with a flow of demands and suggestions traveling up the hierarchy to the Emperor, and a long series of laws, often set out in elaborately self-justificatory detail, addressed by the Emperor, through his officials, to the people. Above all, this book focuses on the Imperial mission to promote the unity of the Church, the State's involvement in intensely-debated doctrinal questions, and the calling by the Emperor of two major Church Councils at Ephesus, in 431 and 449. Between the Law codes and the acts of the Church Councils, the material illustrating the working of government and the involvement of State and church, is incomparably richer, more detailed, and more vivid than for any previous period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520247031 20160528
Green Library
238 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. Home Nursing-- 2. The Ransom of Captives-- 3. Bystander Intervention-- 4. The Transport of Sick and Wounded Soldiers-- 5. The Judicial Torture of Slaves-- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292714168 20160528
Humane ideals were central to the image Athenians had of themselves and their city during the classical period. Tragic plays, which formed a part of civic education, often promoted pity and compassion. But it is less clear to what extent Athenians embraced such ideals in daily life. How were they expected to respond, emotionally and pragmatically, to the suffering of other people? Under what circumstances? At what risk to themselves? In this book, Rachel Hall Sternberg draws on evidence from Greek oratory and historiography of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE to study the moral universe of the ancient Athenians: how citizens may have treated one another in times of adversity, when and how they were expected to help. She develops case studies in five spheres of everyday life: home nursing, the ransom of captives, intervention in street crimes, the long-distance transport of sick and wounded soldiers, and slave torture. Her close reading of selected narratives suggests that Athenians embraced high standards for helping behaviour - at least toward relatives, friends, and some fellow citizens. Meanwhile, a subtle discourse of moral obligation strengthened the bonds that held Athenian society together, encouraging individuals to bring their personal behaviour into line with the ideals of the city-state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292714168 20160528
Classics Library
viii, 204 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
394 p. : ill. ; 21 x 30 cm.
Green Library
xx, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 254 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library

20. About Greece [1999]

530 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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