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Scott, Michael 1981-

Works: 13 works in 76 publications in 6 languages and 2,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DF261.D35, 618.2
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Delphi : a history of the center of the ancient world by Michael Scott( Book )
20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 685 libraries worldwide
The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the "omphalos"--The "center" or "navel"--of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi's oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble, and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. This book provides the first comprehensive narrative history of this extraordinary sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery, to show more clearly than ever before why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world for so long. In this richly illustrated account, Michael Scott covers the whole history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surrounding the site, to its rise as a center of worship with a wide variety of religious practices, to the constant appeal of the oracle despite her cryptic prophecies. He describes how Delphi became a contested sacred site for Greeks and Romans and a storehouse for the treasures of rival city-states and foreign kings. He also examines the eventual decline of the site and how its meaning and importance have continued to be reshaped right up to the present. Finally, for the modern visitor to Delphi, he includes a brief guide that highlights key things to see and little-known treasures. A unique window into the center of the ancient world, this book will appeal to general readers, tourists, students, and specialists
From democrats to kings : the brutal dawn of a new world from the downfall of Athens to the rise of Alexander the Great by Michael Scott( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Explores how ancient Greece went from a democratic city-state to an monarchical empire, in a book that also looks on parallel issues in the twenty-first century, when war-time and peace-time have become indistinguishable
Delphi and Olympia : the spatial politics of panhellenism in the archaic and classical periods by Michael Scott( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"Most people think about the sanctuary of Delphi as the seat of the famous oracle and of Olympia as the site of the Olympic games. The oracle and the games, however, were but two of the many activities ongoing at both sites. This book investigates the physical remains of both sanctuaries to show how different visitors interacted with the sacred spaces of Delphi and Olympia in an important variety of ways during the archaic and classical periods. It highlights how this fluid usage impacted upon, and was itself affected by, the development of the sanctuary space and how such usage influenced the place and relationship of these two sites in the wider landscape. As a result, it argues for the re-evaluation of the roles of Delphi and Olympia in the Greek world and for a re-thinking of the usefulness of the term 'panhellenism' in Greek politics, religion and culture"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Space and society in the Greek and Roman worlds by Michael Scott( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
"We cannot properly understand history without a full appreciation of the spaces through which its actors moved, whether in the home or in the public sphere, and the ways in which they thought about and represented the spaces of their worlds. In this book Michael Scott employs the full range of literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence in order to demonstrate the many different ways in which spatial analysis can illuminate our understanding of Greek and Roman society and the ways in which these societies thought of, and interacted with, the spaces they occupied and created. Through a series of innovative case studies of texts, physical spaces and cultural constructs, ranging geographically across North Africa, Greece and Roman Italy, as well as an up-to-date introduction on spatial scholarship, this book provides an ideal starting point for students and non-specialists"--
Risk ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
"Recent events from the economic downturn to climate change mean that there has never been a better time to be thinking about and trying to better understand the concept of risk. In this book, prominent and eminent speakers from fields as diverse as statistics to classics, neuroscience to criminology, politics to astronomy, as well as speakers embedded in the media and in government have put their ideas down on paper in a series of essays"--Back cover
Delfos : historia del centro del mundo antiguo by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
From democrats to kings the brutal dawn of a new world from the downfall of Athens to the rise of Alexander the Great by Michael Scott( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Athens, 404 BC. The democratic city-state has been ravaged by a long and bloody war with neighbouring Sparta.Less than 100 years later, Athens and the rest of Greece, not to mention a large part of the known world, has come under the control of an absolute monarch, a master of self-publicity anda model for despots for millennia to come, Alexander the Great - container
The joy of pregnancy : the complete, candid, and reassuring companion for parents-to-be by Tori Kropp( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive guide to pregnancy and birth provides a chapter for each month of gestation and another for the postpartum period, covering such topics as fetal development, the effects of pregnancy on the mother's body, and how to prepare for the newborn baby as well as for the delivery
Delphoi : to kentro tou archaiou kosmou by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Congress proceedings : Congress 2000 urban development from 2000 into the next millennium : 12-16 March 2000, Sydney, Australia by National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Der Hersfelder Frauenberg by Günter Bezzenberger( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Wachet und betet : Gebete f.d. junge Gemeinde by Günter Bezzenberger( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Nothing is impossible : a supporter's view of Swindon Town's championship season, 1985\6 by Chris G Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Scott, Michael C. 1981-
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