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The Resource Introducing the ancient Greeks : from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind, Edith Hall

Introducing the ancient Greeks : from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind, Edith Hall

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Introducing the ancient Greeks : from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind
Title
Introducing the ancient Greeks
Title remainder
from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind
Statement of responsibility
Edith Hall
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote down the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas<U+2019>s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But understanding these uniquely influential people has been hampered by their diffusion across the entire Mediterranean. Most ancient Greeks did not live in what is now Greece but in settlements scattered across Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, and Ukraine. They never formed a single unified social or political entity. Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall<U+2019>s Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391
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Writing style
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10316980
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Hall, Edith
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF214
LC item number
.H26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
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from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind
Label
Introducing the ancient Greeks : from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind, Edith Hall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ten characteristics of the ancient Greeks -- Seafaring Mycenaeans -- The creation of Greece -- Frogs and dolphins round the pond -- Inquiring Ionians -- The open society of Athens -- Spartan inscrutability -- The rivalrous Macedonians -- God-kings and libraries -- Greek minds and Roman power -- Pagan Greeks and Christians
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780393239980
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 857404679
  • (OCoLC)857404679
Label
Introducing the ancient Greeks : from Bronze Age seafarers to navigators of the Western mind, Edith Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ten characteristics of the ancient Greeks -- Seafaring Mycenaeans -- The creation of Greece -- Frogs and dolphins round the pond -- Inquiring Ionians -- The open society of Athens -- Spartan inscrutability -- The rivalrous Macedonians -- God-kings and libraries -- Greek minds and Roman power -- Pagan Greeks and Christians
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780393239980
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 857404679
  • (OCoLC)857404679

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