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xxxii, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
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xv, 430 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
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4. Ancient Macedonia [2018]

xviii, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Early Macedonia
  • Macedonia and the Argead monarchy in the fifth century
  • Macedonian succession and survival, 399-360
  • Philip II, 306-336 : consolidation and expansion
  • Macedonian military
  • Alexander III and Macedonia, 356-334
  • Alexander and the Macedonians beyond Macedonia, 334-323
  • Antipater and the early wars of the successors, 334-319
  • Between dynasties, 319-279 : wars of the successors
  • The Antigonids, the Greek Leagues, and Rome, 278-167.
Green Library
199, 8 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • INTRODUCTION. More than a place: Athens in the sixth century PART ONE. The kinship community 1. The Athenian kinsmen The astoi and the gnesioi The functioning of the kinship community 2. Solon's organization of the kinship community The reforms and laws of Solon Solon's reforms: a reappraisal ã PART TWO. The legal community 3. Politeia and politai 1. Grants of politeia "by decree" and ethnics 2. The status of politai 4. Solon and the Athenian politeia 1. Reinterpreting Solon's politeia 2. The legal community and (written) laws PART THREE. The political community 5. Politeia and politics 1. The political use of politeia 2. The diapsephismos of 510 and later diapsephismoi 6. Cleisthenes and the emergence of the political community 1. Status and participation 2. Cleisthenes's reorganization of Attica ã EPILOGUE. Approximating the Athenian community APPENDICES 1. The "citizenship of bastards" 2. Adultery and moicheia in ancient Athens 3. The "Plataean politeia" 4. Politeia and symbola 5. The "ancestral constitution" (patrios politeia) 6. The politeia of the younger Pericles INDICES Index of Inscriptions and Papyri Index of Classical Authors and Texts Index of Names and Subjects Select Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138083516 20171218
The Birth of the Athenian Community elucidates the social and political development of Athens in the sixth century, when, as a result of reforms by Solon and Cleisthenes (at the beginning and end of the sixth century, respectively), Athens turned into the most advanced and famous city, or polis, of the entire ancient Greek civilization. Undermining the current dominant approach, which seeks to explain ancient Athens in modern terms, dividing all Athenians into citizens and non-citizens, this book rationalizes the development of Athens, and other Greek poleis, as a gradually rising complexity, rather than a linear progression. The multidimensional social fabric of Athens was comprised of three major groups: the kinship community of the astoi, whose privileged status was due to their origins; the legal community of the politai, who enjoyed legal and social equality in the polis; and the political community of the demotai, or adult males with political rights. These communities only partially overlapped. Their evolving relationship determined the course of Athenian history, including Cleisthenes' establishment of demokratia, which was originally, and for a long time, a kinship democracy, since it only belonged to qualified male astoi.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138083516 20171218
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xii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • 1. Places of darkness: colonial settlements and the history of classical Greece-- 2. Huts and houses: a question of ideology?-- 3. Tombs: visibility and invisibility in colonial societies-- 4. Fields: colonial definitions of equality-- 5. Farms: the end of equality?-- 6. Mountains: the limits of Greekness and citizenship-- 7. Workshops: Banausoi in the colony-- 8. Classical Greece from a colonial perspective-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108419031 20171218
In this book, Gabriel Zuchtriegel explores and reconstructs the unwritten history of Classical Greece - the experience of nonelite colonial populations. Using postcolonial critical methods to analyze Greek settlements and their hinterlands of the fifth and fourth centuries BC, he reconstructs the social and economic structures in which exploitation, violence, and subjugation were implicit. He mines literary sources and inscriptions, as well as archaeological and data from excavations and field surveys, much of it published here for the first time, that offer new insights into the lives and status of nonelite populations in Greek colonies. Zuchtriegel demonstrates that Greece's colonial experience has far-reaching implications beyond the study of archaeology and ancient history. As reflected in foundational texts such as Plato's 'Laws' and Aristotle's 'Politics', the ideology that sustained Greek colonialism is still felt in many Western societies.
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2 volumes (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors ix Foreword by Paul Cartledge xii Preface xvii PART I Reconstructing Sparta: General 1 1 Sparta: Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth 3Anton Powell 2 Sparta: An Exceptional Domination of State over Society? 29Stephen Hodkinson PART II Origins: From Pre-Classical to Classical Culture 59 3 An Archaeology of Ancient Sparta with Reference to Laconia and Messenia 61William Cavanagh 4 Lykourgos the Spartan Lawgiver : Ancient Beliefs and Modern Scholarship 93Massimo Nafissi 5 Laconian Pottery 124Maria Pipili 6 Laconian Art 154Francise Prost (Translated by James Roy) 7 Pre ]Classical Sparta as Song Culture 177Claude Calame (Translated by James Roy) 8 Luxury, Austerity and Equality in Sparta 202Hans van Wees 9 The Common Messes 236Hans van Wees PART III Political and Military History: The Classical Period and Beyond 269 10 Sparta and the Persian Wars, 499 478 271Marcello Lupi 11 Sparta s Foreign and Internal History 478 403 291Anton Powell 12 The Empire of the Spartans (404 371) 320Francoise Ruze(Translated by Anton Powell) 13 Sparta and the Peloponnese from the Archaic Period to 362 bc 354James Roy 14 From Leuktra to Nabis, 371 192 374Daniel Stewart 15 Sparta in the Roman Period 403Yves Lafond(Translated by Anton Powell) Notes on Contributors ix PART IV Culture, Society and Economy: The Classical Period and Beyond 423 16 Spartan Religion 425Michael A. Flower 17 Kingship: The History, Power, and Prerogatives of the Spartans Divine Dyarchy 452Ellen G. Millender 18 Equality and Distinction within the Spartiate Community 480Philip Davies 19 Spartan Women 500Ellen G. Millender 20 Spartan Education in the Classical Period 525Nicolas Richer (Translated by Anton Powell) 21 Sparta and Athletics 543Paul Christesen 22 Helotage and the Spartan Economy 565Thomas Figueira 23 The Perioikoi 596Jean Ducat(Translated by Anton Powell) 24 Roads and Quarries in Laconia 615Jacqueline Christien (Translated by Christopher Annandale and Anton Powell) 25 Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period 643Nigel M. Kennell PART V Reception of Sparta in Recent Centuries 663 26 The Literary Reception of Sparta in France 665Haydn Mason 27 Reception of Sparta in Germany and German ]Speaking Europe 685Stefan Rebenich 28 Reception of Sparta in North America: Eighteenth to Twenty ]First Centuries 704Sean R. Jensen 29 Sparta and the Imperial Schools of Britain: Comparisons 723Anton Powell Bibliography 760 Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405188692 20180122
The two-volume A Companion to Sparta presents the first comprehensive, multi-authored series of essays to address all aspects of Spartan history and society from its origins in the Greek Dark Ages to the late Roman Empire. Offers a lucid, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Sparta, a community recognised by contemporary cities as the greatest power in classical GreeceFeatures in-depth coverage of Sparta history and culture contributed by an international cast including almost every noted specialist and scholar in the fieldProvides over a dozen images of Spartan art that reveal the evolution of everyday life in SpartaSheds new light on a modern controversy relating to changes in Spartan society from the Archaic to Classical periods.
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250 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword[-]Introduction[-]Chapter 1 Nikephoros the Layman[-]Chapter 2 Short History in the Byzantine Historiographical Tradition[-]Chapter 3 Herakleios - a Model of an Emperor[-]Chapter 4 The Dark Century[-]Chapter 5 Iconoclasts Restoring Order[-]Conclusion[-]Glossary[-]Abbreviations and Bibliography[-]Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462980396 20180312
Emperor, Patriarch, Church, State, Orthodoxy, Byzantine Empire.
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxi, 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Conventions and Abbreviations
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps
  • Chronology and King Lists
  • General Maps
  • Introduction I: Historical Background
  • Introduction II: Environmental Background
  • ACT I: The Archaic Period (c. 750-480): The Formation of States
  • 1. The Emergence of the Greeks in the Mediterranean
  • 2. Aristocracy and the Archaic State
  • 3. The Archaic Greek World
  • 4. Athens in the Seventh and Sixth Centuries
  • 5. The Athenian Democratic Revolution
  • 6. Sparta
  • 7. Greek Religion
  • 8. The Persian Wars
  • 9. The Greeks at War
  • ACT II: The Classical Period (479-323): A Tale, Mainly, of Two Cities
  • 10. The Delian League
  • 11. The Economy of Greece
  • 12. Periclean Athens
  • 13. Women, Sexuality, and Family Life
  • 14. The Peloponnesian War
  • 15. Socrates and the Thirty Tyrants
  • 16. The Futility of War
  • 17. Athens and Macedon
  • 18. Alexander the Great
  • 19. The Instability of Syracuse
  • ACT III: The Hellenistic Period (323-30): Greeks, Macedonians, and Romans
  • 20. The Successor Kingdoms
  • 21. Greeks and Macedonians in the Third Century
  • 22. The Greek Cities in the New World
  • 23. Life and Culture in the Hellenistic World
  • 24. The Roman Conquest
  • 25. A Feat of Imagination
  • Glossary
  • Recommended Reading
  • Index.
"We Greeks are one in blood and one in language; we have temples to the gods and religious rites in common, and a common way of life." So the fifth-century historian Herodotus has some Athenians declare, in explanation of why they would never betray their fellow Greeks to the enemy, the "barbarian" Persians. And he might have added further common features, such as clothing, foodways, and political institutions. But if the Greeks knew that they were kin, why did many of them side with the Persians against fellow Greeks, and why, more generally, is ancient Greek history so often the history of internecine wars and other forms of competition with one another? This is the question acclaimed historian Robin Waterfield sets out to explore in this magisterial history of ancient Greece. With more information, more engagingly presented, than any similar work, this is the best single-volume account of ancient Greece in more than a generation. Waterfield gives a comprehensive narrative of seven hundred years of history, from the emergence of the Greeks around 750 BCE to the Roman conquest of the last of the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms in 30 BCE. Equal weight is given to all phases of Greek history -- the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. But history is not just facts; it is also a matter of how we interpret the evidence. Without compromising the readability of the book, Waterfield incorporates the most recent scholarship by classical historians and archaeologists and asks his readers to think critically about Greek history. A brilliant, up-to-date account of ancient Greece, suitable for history buffs and university students alike, Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens presents a compelling and comprehensive story of this remarkable civilization's disunity, underlying cultural solidarity, and eventual political unification. "-- Provided by publisher.
"A brilliant, up-to-date account of all of ancient Greek history (the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods), suitable for history buffs and university students, enlivened by a strong thesis about the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification"-- Provided by publisher.
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ix, 212 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction The History of Delphi Plutarch and the Duality of Delphi Delphi: Sacred Space and Cultural Memory Theological Oracles for Didyma Theological Oracles from Claros Occult Practices: Astrology Theurgy and Soteriology Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472481801 20171127
Examining the final years of Delphic consultation, this monograph argues that the sanctuary operated on two connected, yet distinct levels: the oracle, which was in decline, and the remaining religious, political and social elements at the site which continued to thrive. In contrast to Delphi, other oracular counterparts in Asia Minor, such as Claros and Didyma, rose in prestige as they engaged with new `theological' issues. Issues such as these were not presented to Apollo at Delphi and this lack of expertise could help to explain why Delphi began to decline in importance. The second and third centuries AD witnessed the development of new ways of access to divine wisdom. Particularly widespread were the practices of astrology and the Neoplatonic divinatory system, theurgy. The monograph examines the correlation between the rise of such practices and the decline of oracular consultation at Delphi, analyzing several examples from the Chaldean Oracles to demonstrate the new interest in a personal, soteriological religion. These cases reveal the transfer of Delphi's sacred space, which further impacted the status of the oracle. Delphi's interaction with Christianity in the final years of oracular operation is also discussed. Oracular utterances with Christian overtones are examined along with archaeological remains which demonstrate a shift in the use of space at Delphi from a 'pagan' Panhellenic center to one in which Christianity is accepted and promoted.
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xi, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Ch. 1 The Land and its People Ch. 2 Communities and Sanctuaries Ch. 3 The Question of Pisa Ch. 4 Archaic Political Events Ch. 5 Synoikism and Democracy Ch. 6 External Relations in the Archaic and Early Classical Periods Ch. 7 Between the Arkhidamian and Dekeleian Wars Ch. 8 The Eleian War Ch. 9 The Early Fourth Century BC Ch. 10 The Middle Fourth Century BC Ch. 11 A New Context, 338-222 BC Ch. 12 Resistance and Subjection, 221-146 BC Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415749572 20170919
Elis examines the city of Elis from its earliest history, through the Archaic period and the Classical period where it reached its zenith, to its decline in the Hellenistic, Roman and later periods. Through examining this prominent city-state, its role in contemporary politics and the place of Olympia in its territory, Graeme Bourke allows the reader to explore broader issues, such as the relationship between the Spartans and their various allies, often collectively referred to as 'the Peloponnesian League', the connection between political structures and Panhellenic sanctuaries, and the network of relationships between various ancient sanctuaries throughout the Greek-speaking world. The volume, which makes available in English for the first time much of the debate about the city, provides a valuable resource for students and academics studying the city of Elis, the Peloponnese and the relationships within it, and pre-Hellenistic Greece as a whole.
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xi, 291 pages ; 23 cm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198810513 20171218
This volume investigates the history and nature of pain in Greek culture under the Roman Empire (50-250 CE). Traditional accounts of pain in this society have focused either on philosophical or medical theories of pain or on Christian notions of 'suffering'; fascination with the pained body has often been assumed to be a characteristic of Christian society, rather than Imperial culture in general. This book employs tools from contemporary cultural and literary theory to examine the treatment of pain in a range of central cultural discourses from the first three centuries of the Empire, including medicine, religious writing, novelistic literature, and rhetorical ekphrasis. It argues instead that pain was approached from an holistic perspective: rather than treating pain as a narrowly defined physiological perception, it was conceived as a type of embodied experience in which ideas about the body's physiology, the representation and articulation of its perceptions, as well as the emotional and cognitive impact of pain were all important facets of what it meant to be in pain. By bringing this conception to light, scholars are able to redefine our understanding of the social and emotional fabric of Imperial society and help to reposition its relationship with the emergence of Christian society in late antiquity.
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368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
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16. Hellenomania [2018]

xvii, 332 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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17. Periclean Athens [2018]

xix, 108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"In the second and third quarters of the fifth century BC, when Athens became both politically and culturally dominant in the Greek world, Pericles became the leading figure in the city's public life. This concise and accessible introduction guides students through the key aspects of this most-studied period of ancient Greek history, focusing on the major developments, political and cultural, that took place under Pericles. Although a member of the group of families which had been most prominent for the past century or more, Pericles was a supporter of the democracy which was brought to completion in the 460s and 450s. At the same time Athens developed an empire of a kind which no Greek city had had before. The resulting political changes inspired religious developments and a new form of secularism, while the sophists revolutionised philosophy. This was also the period when Athenian tragedy became the principal Greek poetic form, when a series of temples and other buildings, on Athens' acropolis and elsewhere, attracted architects, builders and sculptors to Athens, and when Athenian red-figure pottery reached new heights of skill in the scenes painted on it"--Provided by publisher.
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xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Greece's Pre War Economic Development and External Economic RelationsChapter 2: Wartime and Liberation Economic Policy.Chapter 3: The Varvaressos ExperimentChapter 4: Greek External Economic Relations until the end of 1946.Chapter 5: From Liberalization of Foreign Trade To the Exhaustion of ReservesChapter 6: The First Year of American Aid: the Porter Mission, Amag and Initial Setbacks.Chapter 7: Greece's Association with the Recovery and Reconstruction of Europe: The Lessons from 1948.Chapter 8: Defining and Implementing Economic and Political Priorities in Post Civil War Greece.Chapter 9: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137575692 20180213
The book presents the first comprehensive account of how economists, engineers and industrialists mapped out the economic future of Greece in the aftermath of civil war devastation. It documents the policy debate that took place among Greece and its sponsors about the future course of the economy, the required investment and their financing. Through historical narrative, archival sources and oral history, this book offers a better understanding of the achievements proclaimed by many economists as an "economic miracle".
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vii, 109 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1 - A Sibling Rivalry.- Chapter Two - The Two Falls of Rome in Late Antiquity.- Chapter Three - The problem of the Islamic Sources.- Chapter Four - History for Purposes other than History.- Chapter Five - Making `Muslims' on the March.- Chapter Six - From Clients to Conquerors.- Chapter Seven - Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319697956 20180219
This book offers a radical perspective on what are conventionally called the Islamic Conquests of the seventh century. Placing these earthshattering events firmly in the context of Late Antiquity, it argues that many of the men remembered as the fanatical agents of Muhammad probably did not know who the prophet was and had, in fact, previously fought for Rome or Persia. The book applies to the study of the collapse of the Roman Near East techniques taken from the historiography of the fall of the Roman West. Through a comparative analysis of medieval Arabic and European sources combined with insights from frontier studies, it argues that the two falls of Rome involved processes far more similar than traditionally thought. It presents a fresh approach to the century that witnessed the end of the ancient world, appealing to students of Roman and medieval history, Islamic Studies, and advanced scholars alike.
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147 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The puzzle of the History of Niketas Choniates 2. `A history for workers and women': Statements of intent in the Preface 3. The world of Byzantine women 4. Hellenism and Classicism in the History 5. The influence of the Old Testament 6. Niketas on the emperors 7. Conclusion Appendix 1 Appendix 2.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138738683 20180213
Niketas Choniates was in Constantinople when it was burnt and looted by the soldiers of the Fourth Crusade and he wrote a history which has always been the mainstay for anyone wishing to learn about the Comnene dynasty and the Byzantine Empire of the twelfth century. Yet it is a very difficult and puzzling text and, given its significance for the period, is understudied. The author says at the start that he wrote his work hoping that even workers and women would be able to profit from it, yet he wrote those words, and the rest of the history, in a highly convoluted, literary and at times opaque style and language. This examination is an introduction to the history of Niketas, and to the author's views of why this period saw such catastrophe for the Byzantines. It looks at Niketas' thoughts about history-writing, the emperors, and the Comnene dynasty in particular, about the presence of God in man's affairs, and the historian's attitudes to the women of the imperial family.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138738683 20180213
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