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Greek civilization.

Author: John Purkis
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC/Contemporary Pub., 1999.
Series: Teach yourself books (Lincolnwood, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book gives the reader an exciting and fascinating introduction to the lives of the Ancient Greeks, and explores all areas of the culture in Ancient Greece. The legacy of Greek civilization in the modern world is also investigated.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Purkis
ISBN: 0844226769 9780844226767
OCLC Number: 43536113
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 148 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Orientation: Locating the Greeks in space and time --
Your Greek holiday --
first impressions of 'Greekness' --
Who were the Greeks? --
When were the Greeks? --
Where did the Greeks live? --
How do we know about the Greeks? --
Pre-Classical origins --
Mycenae and Pylos --
The lost world of the Mycenaeans --
Homer --
The site of Mycenae --
Homer and his picture of early society --
The site of Nestor's palace --
Hesiod and the world of the eighth century BCE. Cult and religion --
Olympia and Delphi --
Cult and religion --
The site of Olympia --
Mythology and mythological explanations --
Omens and oracles --
Early philosophy --
Ionia --
The intellectual awakening in Ionia --
The Ionian revolt --
The fifth century --
Sparta --
The site of Sparta --
The second Persian War --
Go tell the Spartans --
Imperialism and war --
Athens --
The history of Athens in the fifth century --
Socrates and Plato --
Athens and its monuments. The fourth century --
Epidaurus and its theatre --
The drama --
Healing at Epidaurus --
Hellenistic civilization --
Alexandria --
Alexander and his successors --
Hellenistic culture --
Egypt --
Religion in the Hellenistic period --
The legacy of Greek civilization --
Byzantium --
Historical narrative --
Byzantine sites --
Continuity --
The legacy of Greek civilization in the modern world --
Taking it further --
Tying everything together --
Cross-chronological thinking. Ships and shipwrecks --
The contribution of marine archaeology --
How did they defend their cities and empires? --
Everyday life --
Further study of authors and texts --
Annotated booklist --
Visiting museums --
Web sites.
Series Title: Teach yourself books (Lincolnwood, Ill.)

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The book gives the reader an exciting and fascinating introduction to the lives of the Ancient Greeks, and explores all areas of the culture in Ancient Greece. The legacy of Greek civilization in the modern world is also investigated.

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