Author: Manolēs Korres
ISBN: 9781584560913
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Athens from the Author: Manolēs Korres. This impressive volume was written to commemorate the 2004 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Athens. The chapters, by scholars who are affiliated with institutions in Greece, give the history of Athens from the classical period through the present. Architecture, sculpture, philosophy, urban development and planning, and Byzantine art and architecture receive extensive treatment in separate chapters.

Narratives Of Travel And Tourism

Author: Tijana Rakic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317090284
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Narratives Of Travel And Tourism from the Author: Tijana Rakic. Travel and tourism 'stories' have been told and recorded within every culture, in every period of oral and written history, and across the breadth of the fact/fiction continuum. Taking two broad themes as its starting point - travellers and their narratives, and place narratives in travel and tourism - the book has a deliberately wide scope, with different chapters addressing the subject through various relevant 'lenses' and in relation to a number of different contexts. The narratives discussed include both historical and contemporary, as well as 'real-life' and fictional, narratives contained within travel writing, travel and tourism stories and different types of media. In relation to the principal themes of the book, some chapters also explore the importance of collecting memorabilia and image making in the recording, remembering, writing, telling or disseminating of stories about travel and tourism experiences and some examine the ways in which travel and tourism narratives may construct and reinforce personal, collective and place identities. The whole book is marked by an over-arching concern for narrative interpretation as a means of understanding, and providing a new perspective on, travel and tourism.

Athens A History

Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447207173
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Athens A History from the Author: Robin Waterfield. An up-to-date accessible history of the phenomenal rise and fall of the greatest city of antiquity, describing its rise to pre-eminence and rapid demise as the greatest of all Greek tragedies. The first history of the city to continue the story through 1500 years of obscurity to its romantic revival under Byron's influence and up to the present day, is eminently qualified to write this book. A classicist by training, he has translated many of the key texts for Penguin Classics and OUP, is intimate with the latest scholarship and travels to Greece every year.

A Short History Of Writing Instruction

Author: James Jerome Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415897459
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A Short History Of Writing Instruction from the Author: James Jerome Murphy. Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The collection is rich in scholarship and critical perspectives, which is made accessible through the robust list of pedagogical tools included, such as the Key Concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter, and the Glossary of Key Terms and Bibliography for Further Study provided at the end of the text. Further additions include increased attention to orthography, or the physical aspects of the writing process, new material on high school instruction, sections on writing in the electronic age, and increased coverage of women rhetoricians and writing instruction of women. A new chapter on writing instruction in Late Medieval Europe was also added to augment coverage of the Middle Ages, fill the gap in students' knowledge of the period, and present instructional methods that can be easily reproduced in the modern classroom.

Ancient Greek Religion

Author: Jon D. Mikalson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444358197
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Ancient Greek Religion from the Author: Jon D. Mikalson. Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion, and abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece Revised edition includes additional boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page color plate section, a new discussion of the nature of Greek “piety,” and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture

Children And Childhood In Classical Athens

Author: Mark Golden
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421416859
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Children And Childhood In Classical Athens from the Author: Mark Golden. First published in 1990, Children and Childhood in Classical Athens was the first book in English to explore the lives of children in ancient Athens. Drawing on literary, artistic, and archaeological sources as well as on comparative studies of family history, Mark Golden offers a vivid portrait of the public and private lives of children from about 500 to 300 B.C. Golden discusses how the Athenians viewed children and childhood, describes everyday activities of children at home and in the community, and explores the differences in the social lives of boys and girls. He details the complex bonds among children, parents, siblings, and household slaves, and he shows how a growing child’s changing roles often led to conflict between the demands of family and the demands of community. In this thoroughly revised edition, Golden places particular emphasis on the problem of identifying change over time and the relationship of children to adults. He also explores three dominant topics in the recent historiography of childhood: the agency of children, the archaeology of childhood, and representations of children in art. The book includes a completely new final chapter, text and notes rewritten throughout to incorporate evidence and scholarship that has appeared over the past twenty-five years, and an index of ancient sources.

Sport Democracy And War In Classical Athens

Author: David M. Pritchard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110700733X
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Sport Democracy And War In Classical Athens from the Author: David M. Pritchard. Explains why the democracy of classical Athens generously sponsored elite sport and idolised its sporting victors.

A Companion To The Classical Greek World

Author: Konrad H. Kinzl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334123
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A Companion To The Classical Greek World from the Author: Konrad H. Kinzl. "A Companion to the Classical Greek World" provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BCE to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. It ranges over a wide array of topics, including the environment, economy, society, government, warfare, and religion. It also includes a concise narrative overview of the period, and a thorough treatment of the sources, both written and material. The volume guides readers towards a broad understanding of the history of the Classical period. It is vital reading for any student of Greek history.

The First Democracies

Author: Eric W. Robinson
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515069519
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The First Democracies from the Author: Eric W. Robinson. Athens is often considered to have been the birth place of democracy but there were many democracies in Greece during the Classical period and this is a study of the other democratic states. Robinson begins by discussing the meaning of democracy and its ancient meanings, he then examines Greek terminology, investigates the evidence for democratic states and draws conclusions about its emergence.

Lycurgan Athens And The Making Of Classical Tragedy

Author: Johanna Hanink
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107062020
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Lycurgan Athens And The Making Of Classical Tragedy from the Author: Johanna Hanink. The first account of how Athens invented the notion of 'classical' tragedy during the later fourth century BC.