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Scott, Michael 1981-

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Works: 10 works in 48 publications in 4 languages and 1,521 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: DF261.D35, 938.3
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Publications by Michael Scott
Most widely held works by Michael Scott
Delphi : a history of the center of the ancient world by Michael Scott( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 397 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 )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 344 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 )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 280 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"--
Risk by Layla Skinns( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 240 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 that broaden our understanding of the meaning of risk. After twenty-five years, the prestigious Darwin College Lectures are one of the most popular public lecture series at the University of Cambridge. The risk lectures in 2010 were amongst the most popular yet and, in essay form, they make for a lively and engaging read for specialists and non-specialists alike"--
Space and society in the Greek and Roman worlds by Michael Scott( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 237 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"--
Het wrede ontwaken van een nieuwe wereld : ondergang en herrijzenis van het antieke Griekenland by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de Griekse geschiedenis van de derde eeuw voor Christus, de tijd van Alexander de Grote
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 7 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
Un siglo decisivo : del declive de Atenas al auge de Alejandro Magno by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
From democrats to kings : the downfall of Athens to the epic rise of Alexander the Great by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Explores the story of how the ancient world was turned on its head from Democratic Athens to King Alexander the Great. This title gives us a fresh take on the similar challenges we face in the 21st century - a world in which many democracies - old and new - fight for survival, in which war-time and peace-time have become indistinguishable
Dalla democrazia ai re : la caduta di Atene e il trionfo di Alessandro Magno by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Scott, Michael C. 1981-
Languages
English (45)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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