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The world of the ancient Greeks

Author: John McK Camp, II; Elizabeth A Fisher
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk edView all editions and formats
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The ancient Greeks set out from their homeland to colonize and settle almost all the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. This book reveals how they developed and adapted from Paleolithic times on,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McK Camp, II; Elizabeth A Fisher
ISBN: 9780500288740 0500288747
OCLC Number: 464580164
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Who were the Greeks? --
The Ancient Greeks Defined --
Historical Outline --
Written Sources and Archaeological Discoveries --
The First Greeks --
Palaeolithic and Neolithic Greece --
The Early Bronze Age --
The Arrival of the Greeks --
The Heroic Age --
The Mycenaean Palace --
The Mycenaean World --
Crete --
History or Myth? --
The End of the Palaces --
The Age of Expanding Horizons --
After the Palaces: The Dark Ages --
Colonization --
Panhellenism --
Eastern Influence --
The Beginnings of Greek Literature --
Polis: The Early Greek City --
The Greek City --
Regional Diversity --
Cities of the Mainland --
East Greek Cities --
Western Greek Cities --
The Fight for Survival. Classical Athens --
The Rise of Athens --
Government and Law --
Commerce and Business --
Religious Life --
The Dionysia and Greek Theatre --
Intellectual Life: Education and Philosophy --
Private Life --
Gods and Heroes --
Sanctuaries, Festivals and Sacrifices --
The Twelve Olympian Gods --
Heroes --
The Panhellenic Festivals --
Medicine and Healing Cults --
Oracular Shrines --
Greek Art and Architecture --
Architecture --
Sculpture --
Pottery --
Painting --
Metalwork --
Alexander and the Hellenistic World --
Historical Background --
The Conquest of Asia --
The Hellenistic Kingdoms --
Romans and Christians --
Roman Philhellenism --
Hadrian and the Greek World --
The Rise of Christianity --
Epilogue: Byzantines, Franks and Ottomans.
Responsibility: John Camp, Elizabeth Fisher.

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