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1. 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
Green Library
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108419031 20171218
Green Library
2 volumes (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472481801 20171127
Green Library
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415749572 20170919
Green Library
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198810513 20171218
Green Library
xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198787273 20170731
The third century BC was a particularly troubled period of ancient Greek history, when the Aegean sea became the main stage for power struggles between various royal circles and dynasties, including the Antigonids and the Ptolemies. This volume addresses the history of interaction in the Aegean world during this time by focusing on the island of Delos, which housed one of its most important regional sanctuaries. It draws on contemporary network theory and approaches to regionalism, as well as thorough investigation of the Delian epigraphic and material evidence, to explore how and to what degree the islands of the southern Aegean formed active networks of political, religious, and cultural interaction. Four case studies examine different types of networks on and around Delos, covering the federal organisation of islands into the so-called 'Islanders' League', the participation of Delian and other agents in the processes of monumentalisation of the Delian landscape, the network of honours of the Delian community, and the social dynamics of dedication through the record of dedicants in the Delian inventories. They reveal not only that these kinds of regional interaction in the southern Aegean were pervasive, but also that they had a significant impact on the creation of a regional identity; one that persisted despite the political changes of the age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198787273 20170731
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
  • [1] The evidence
  • Introduction / Vili Apostolakou, Thomas M. Brogan, and Philip P. Betancourt
  • Geology and geoarchaeology / Floyd W. McCoy
  • Excavation and stratigraphy / Thomas M. Brogan
  • Pottery / Philip P. Betancourt and Thomas M. Brogan
  • Chipped and ground stone tools / Heidi M.C. Dierckx
  • Textile tools / Thomas M. Brogan and Joanne E. Cutler
  • Marine animals / Dimitra Mylona
  • Archaeobotanical remains / Evi Margaritis
  • Miscellaneous objects / Thomas M. Brogan and Philip P. Betancourt
  • Pottery statistics / Philip P. Betancourt, Thomas M. Brogan, and Susan C. Ferrence
  • Ceramic petrography / Eleni Nodarou
  • [2] Discussion
  • Evidence for chronology / Philip P. Betancourt, Thomas M. Brogan, and Vili Apostolakou
  • Interpretation of the rock shelter / Vili Apostolakou, Thomas M. Brogan, Susan C. Ferrence, and Philip P. Betancourt
  • Concordance A: Hagios Nikolaos Museum numbers and catalog numbers
  • Concordance B: Field and catalog numbers.
"Describes and illustrates the excavation of an artificial rock shelter in Crete, Greece. Pottery and small finds such as stone tools, loomweights, and ecofactual remains were recovered. The ceramics elucidate the style and chronology of East Cretan White-on-Dark Ware, which dates to the end of the Early Bronze Age"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
132 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

13. Ancient Greece [2017]

287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map (some color) ; 19 cm.
Pocket Museum: Ancient Greece presents more than 200 objects currently housed in public collections around the world that offer both context and immediacy to the rich culture of Ancient Greece. From the bifacial hand tools of the Lower Palaeolithic to the Hellenistic Great Altar of Pergamon, the artifacts presented here reveal a complex sociocultural history of shifting priorities, spiritual beliefs, and cultural traditions; the influence on material culture of isolation and internationalism, of technological advance and decline, and of prosperity and adversity. They also reflect the transmission of shared social-cultural ideals across vast distances through relationships maintained for centuries at a time - objects from across the Greek world, valued in life and in death. Pocket Museum: Ancient Greece also offers an insight into the history of collecting and methods of interpretation, examining how the perception of objects has changed over time. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of each featured artifact, this is an absorbing introduction to a culture that has exerted an unparalleled influence on Western civilization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519585 20170829
Green Library
xvi, 165 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
"The relationship between the Homeric epics and archaeology has long suffered mixed fortunes, swinging between 'fundamentalist' attempts to use archaeology in order to demonstrate the essential historicity of the epics and their background, and outright rejection of the idea that archaeology is capable of contributing anything at all to our understanding and appreciation of the epics. Archaeology and the Homeric Epic concentrates less on historicity in favour of exploring a variety of other, perhaps sometimes more oblique, ways in which we can use a multi-disciplinary approach ? archaeology, philology, anthropology and social history ? to help offer insights into the epics, the contexts of their possibly prolonged creation, aspects of their 'prehistory', and what they may have stood for at various times in their long oral and written history. 0 0The effects of the Homeric epics on the history and popular reception of archaeology, especially in the particular context of modern Germany, is also a theme that is explored here. Contributors explore a variety of issues including the relationships between visual and verbal imagery, the social contexts of epic (or sub-epic) creation or re-creation, the roles of bards and their relationships to different types of patrons and audiences, the construction and uses of 'history' as traceable through both epic and archaeology and the relationship between 'prehistoric' (oral) and 'historical' (recorded in writing) periods. Throughout, the emphasis is on context and its relevance to the creation, transmission, re-creation and manipulation of epic in the present (or near-present) as well as in the ancient Greek past."--Back cover.
Green Library
xxvii, 370 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements Foreword: Archaeology Behind the Battle Lines Michael Llewellyn-Smith Introduction Andrew Shapland and Evangelia Stefani * A Most Cosmopolitan Front: Defining Features of the Salonika Campaign 1915-1918 Alan Wakefield * National Ideology and the Management of Antiquities in Macedonia (Late Nineteenth - Early Twentieth Century) Evangelia Stefani * Foreign Archaeologists in Greece in Time of War Richard Clogg * Trenches, Borders and Boundaries. Prehistoric Research in Greek Macedonia Kostas Kotsakis * The Excavations Conducted by the Service Archeologique de l'Armee d'Orient in Northern Greece: New Information from the Archives Kept in France Sophie Descamps-Lequime * The British Salonika Force Collection at the British Museum Andrew Shapland, with an Appendix by Amelia Dowler * The British Salonika Force, the British School at Athens, and the Archaic-Hellenistic Archaeology of Macedonia Catherine Morgan, with Appendices by Aude Mongiatti and Eleanor Blakelock, and Joanne Cutler, Margarita Gleba and Caroline Cartwright *"Spy-Hunter" as Antiquary: Major A.G. Wade, Cultural Politics and the British Salonika Force collection at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford Yannis Galanakis * Chauchitza at National Museums Scotland Margaret Maitland * Write Home Salonica Diana Wardle * The Formation of The Collection of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Exhibition "Archaeology Behind Battle Lines": A Dialogue Angeliki Koukouvou *"In the Trenches": Old Sites, New Finds and the Early Neolithic Period in Macedonia, Greece Anastasia Dimoula 13. Guvesne Revisited: A Century of British Engagement K.A. Wardle * Archaeology in Macedonia: Then and Now Polyxeni Adam-Veleni Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138285255 20171009
This volume focuses on a formative period in the history and archaeology of northern Greece. The decade following 1912, when Thessaloniki became part of Greece, was a period marked by an extraordinary internationalism as a result of the population movements caused by the shifting of national borders and the troop movements which accompanied the First World War. The papers collected here look primarily at the impact of the discoveries of the Army of the Orient on the archaeological study of the region of Macedonia. Resulting collections of antiquities are now held in Thessaloniki, London, Paris, Edinburgh and Oxford. Various specialists examine each of these collections, bringing the archaeological legacy of the Macedonian Campaign together in one volume for the first time. A key theme of the volume is the emerging dialogue between the archaeological remains of Macedonia and the politics of Hellenism. A number of authors consider how archaeological interpretation was shaped by the incorporation of Macedonia into Greece. Other authors describe how the politics of the Campaign, in which Greece was initially a neutral partner, had implications both for the administration of archaeological finds and their subsequent dispersal. A particular focus is the historical personalities who were involved and the sites they discovered. The role of the Greek Archaeological Service, particularly in the protection of antiquities, as well as promoting excavation in the aftermath of the 1917 Great Fire of Thessaloniki, is also considered.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138285255 20171009
Green Library
384 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of IllustrationsPrologueI The Origins II The EvacuationIII The First BurningIV The Second BurningV The Post-War PeriodEpilogueAfterlifeA Note on the SourcesChronologyAcknowledgmentsNotesSuggested Further Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421421964 20170306
Between June 480 and August 479 BC, tens of thousands of Athenians evacuated, following King Xerxes' victory at the Battle of Thermopylae. Abandoning their homes and ancestral tombs in the wake of the invading Persian army, they sought refuge abroad. Women and children were sent to one safe haven, the elderly to another, while all men of military age were conscripted into the fleet. During this difficult year of exile, the city of Athens was set on fire not once, but twice. In Athens Burning, Robert Garland explores the reasons behind the decision to abandon Attica, the peninsular region of Greece that includes Athens, while analyzing the consequences, both material and psychological, of the resulting invasion. Garland introduces readers to the contextual background of the Greco-Persian wars, which include the famous Battle of Marathon. He describes the various stages of the invasion from both the Persian and Greek point of view and explores the siege of the Acropolis, the defeat of the Persians first by the allied Greek navy and later by the army, and, finally, the return of the Athenians to their land. Taking its inspiration from the sufferings of civilians, Athens Burning also works to dispel the image of the Persians as ruthless barbarians. Addressing questions that are largely ignored in other accounts of the conflict, including how the evacuation was organized and what kind of facilities were available to the refugees along the way, Garland demonstrates the relevance of ancient history to the contemporary world. This compelling story is especially resonant in a time when the news is filled with the suffering of nearly 5 million people driven by civil war from their homes in Syria. Aimed at students and scholars of ancient history, this highly accessible book will also fascinate anyone interested in the burgeoning fields of refugee and diaspora studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421421964 20170306
Green Library
95 pages : color illustrations, color maps, color plans ; 25 cm.
  • Les ressources et les hommes -- Les matières premières et les ressources halieutiques -- L'agriculture -- L'habitat et le peuplement -- La communication entre les hommes -- Les circuits économiques -- La Grèce balkanique et son évolution politique au Ve siècle -- Le Péloponnèse et l'emprise de Sparte au début du Ve siècle -- La Laconie centrale -- Sparte et son organisation politique -- La Corinthie et l'Argolide -- L'Attique -- La réforme clisthénienne et les institutions politiques athéniennes -- L'Acropole, le fleuron d'un ambitieux programme -- Le Parthénon, hommage des Athéniens à Athéna -- La Béotie aux Ve et IVe siècles -- La Thessalie aux Ve et IVe siècles -- La Crète aux Ve et IVe siècles -- La situation des Grecs de l'Est au début du Ve siècle -- Les guerres médiques -- Les grandes batailles des guerres médiques -- La Ligue de Délos et les tensions entre Grecs (479-431) -- La guerre du Péloponnèse (431-404) -- Les Grecs d'Occident au Ve et IVe siècles -- Les cités de Grande Grèce -- Les Grecs de Sicile -- Syracuse -- L'affirmation de nouvelles puissances au IVe siècle et les pratiques de la guerre -- Les équilibres instables de la première moitié du IVe siècle -- La réorganisation du Péloponnèse au début du IVe siècle -- De grandes batailles terrestres -- Villes fortifiées et forteresses -- L'importance des ports et la construction de longs murs -- La mer Noire et le Bosphore Cimmérien -- Chypre -- Le renforcement de la Macédoine -- L'intérêt des Grecs pour l'Empire perse -- L'évolution culturelle et les grands sanctuaires -- L'affirmation d'un urbanisme nouveau -- Les principaux écrivains, savants et artistes grecs -- Dieux, sanctuaires, oracles et concours : le cas d'Olympie -- Les sanctuaires de Delphes et d'Épidaure.
"90 cartes et schémas inédits pour comprendre les deux siècles considérés comme l'apogée de la Grèce antique. Ressources, population, productions et échanges, dans un espace insulaire et semi-aride. Une multitude de cités indépendantes et singulières : Athènes et la démocratie, Sparte et l'oligarchie, Corinthe, Thèbes, Cnossos, Métaponte, Syracuse... Puissance, rivalités et conflits : de la victoire athénienne sur les Perses à Marathon (490) aux conquêtes d'Alexandre le Grand. Un âge d'or des arts, des sciences et de la culture, dans les cités et les sanctuaires. Au-delà de la rivalité entre Athènes et Sparte, l'auteur présente la diversité et la richesse du monde grec à l'époque classique et explique en quoi cette civilisation fut fondatrice."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xxviii, 202 pages, 132 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Tomb 1 / Evangelia Pappi and Sevasti Triantaphyllou
  • Tombs 2-6 / Mary K. Dabney, Panagiotis Karkanas, R. Angus K. Smith, Sevasti Triantaphyllou, and James C. Wright
  • Geoarchaeological study / Panagiotis Karkanas
  • Human remains / Sevasti Triantaphyllou
  • Archaeobotanical remains / Georgia Kotzamani and Alexandra Livarda
  • Wood charcoal macro-remains / Maria Ntinou
  • Phytolith analysis / Georgia Tsartsidou
  • Organic residue analysis / Maria Roumpou
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Medieval pottery and coins / Camilla MacKay and Alan M. Stahl.
This volume is the final publication of the results of excavation of six Mycenaean chamber tombs in the Late Bronze Age cemetery of Ayia Sotira within the Nemea Valley of the Argolid region of Greece. The work presented includes artifactual and ecofactual remains such as pottery, jewelry, figurines, metal objects, human skeletons, and botanical remains.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 603 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The present volume contains a series of critical studies devoted to the political, institutional and ideological construction of the Seleukid empire, with particular focus on the complex interplay between the Seleukids' Graeco-Macedonian background and their Achaimenid heritage. In order to explore to what extent the Seleukids can be considered heirs to the Achaimenids and precursors of the Parthians, and to what extent they simply 'imported' cultural and political behavioural patterns developed in Greece and Macedonia, the studies collected here adopt a decidedly interdisciplinary and diachronic approach. They investigate diverse fields, including the construction of the Seleukid royal court; the title of 'Great King'; the prosopography of early Seleukid Iran; the integration of the 'Upper Satrapies' into the new Seleukid empire; the continued importance of the Iranian religions under the early Seleukids; the reign of the Persian Frataraka; the 'feudalisation' of the Seleukid empire under Antiochos III; the construction of a Hellenistic gymnasion in Seleukid Jerusalem; the importance of the Seleukid kingdom as model for Eunous' Sicilian slave-state; the evolution of the Syrian civic elite; and the potential influence of Seleukos' royal propaganda on the religious self-legitimation of Augustus. Finally, a general comparison is proposed between the Seleukid empire and 19th century European colonialism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789042933279 20171009
Green Library