Early Athens

Digital Map ΙΙΙ LG. www.dig.ucla.edu/early-athens/III-LG. Mentioned indicatively is a monumental krater decorated in the Dipylon style, with representation ...

Author: Eirini M. Dimitriadou

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781938770883

Category: History

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This volume is one of the most important works on ancient Athens in the last fifty years. The focus is on the early city, from the end of the Bronze Age--ca. 1200 BCE--to the Archaic period, when Athens became the largest city of the Classical period, only to be destroyed by the Persians in 480/479 BCE. From a systematic study of all the excavation reports and surveys in central Athens, the author has synthesized a detailed diachronic overview of the city from the Submycenaean period through the Archaic. It is a treasure trove of information for archaeologists who work in this period. Of great value as well are the detailed maps included, which present features of ancient settlements and cemeteries, the repositories of the human physical record. Over eighty additional large-scale, interactive maps are available online to complement the book.
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Athletics in Ancient Athens

ATHLETICS AND THE AGORA Most discussions of ancient athletics , as well as describing non - Athenian or post - classical examples , normally focus on ...

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004097597

Category: History

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Kinship in Ancient Athens

THOMAS, R. 1989: Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens. Cambridge: CUP. —— 1992: Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: CUP.

Author: S. C. Humphreys

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191092404

Category: History

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The concept of kinship is at the heart of understanding not only the structure and development of a society, but also the day-to-day interactions of its citizens. Kinship in Ancient Athens aims to illuminate both of these issues by providing a comprehensive account of the structures and perceptions of kinship in Athenian society, covering the archaic and classical periods from Drakon and Solon up to Menander. Drawing on decades of research into a wide range of epigraphic, literary, and archaeological sources, and on S. C. Humphreys' expertise in the intersections between ancient history and anthropology, it not only puts a wealth of data at readers' fingertips, but subjects it to rigorous analysis. By utilizing an anthropological approach to reconstruct patterns of behaviour it is able to offer us an ethnographic 'thick description' of ancient Athenians' interaction with their kin that offers insights into a range of social contexts, from family life, rituals, and economic interactions, to legal matters, politics, warfare, and more. The work is arranged into two volumes, both utilizing the same anthropological approach to ancient sources. Volume I explores interactions and conflicts shaped by legal and economic constraints (adoption, guardianship, marriage, inheritance, property), as well as more optional relationships in the field of ritual (naming, rites de passage, funerals and commemoration, dedications, cultic associations) and political relationships, both formal (Assembly, Council) and informal (hetaireiai). Among several important and novel topics discussed are the sociological analysis of names and nicknames, the features of kin structure that advantaged or disadvantaged women in legal disputes, and the economic relations of dependence and independence between fathers and sons. Volume II deals with corporate groups recruited by patrifiliation and explores the role of kinship in these subdivisions of the citizen body: tribes and trittyes (both pre-Kleisthenic and Kleisthenic), phratries, genê, and demes. The section on the demes stresses variety rather than common features, and provides comprehensive information on location and prosopography in a tribally organized catalogue.
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A History of Old Tioga Point and Early Athens Pennsylvania

The Athens Literary and Scientific Association ( which held weekly meetings ] will
be addressed by the following gentlemen : Essay , Early Impressions by H. C.
Baird - Lecture , Perseverance in Literary Efforts by H. W. Patrick - Essay , Anti ...

Author: Louise Welles Murray

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081816153

Category: Athens (Pa.)

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Athens and old Tioga Point lie in Athens Township in Bradford County. Tioga Point is the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chemung rivers. This history describes the valley above Tioga Point.
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Mythology Monuments of Ancient Athens

The introductory essay and archaeological commentary are by far the greater part of the work. The translation appears in small sections, each followed by its own commentary, well provided with illustrations.

Author: Pausanias

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ISBN: UOM:39015008427877

Category: Athens (Greece)

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The introductory essay and archaeological commentary are by far the greater part of the work. The translation appears in small sections, each followed by its own commentary, well provided with illustrations.
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Childhood in Ancient Athens

the ancient social matrix was research into the Classical family: among such work, which was in part catalysed by the rapidly changing social landscape of ...

Author: Lesley A. Beaumont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415248747

Category: History

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Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child's own experience, but also examines the perceptions of children and childhood by Athenian society: these perceptions variously exhibit both similarities and stark contrasts with those of our own 21st century Western society. The study covers the juvenile life course from birth and infancy through early and later childhood, and treats these life stages according to the topics of nurture, play, education, work, cult and ritual, and death. In view of the scant ancient Greek literary evidence pertaining to childhood, Beaumont focuses on the more copious ancient visual representations of children in Athenian pot painting, sculpture, and terracotta modelling. Notably, this is the first full-length monograph in English to address the iconography of childhood in ancient Athens, and it breaks important new ground by rigorously analysing and evaluating classical art to reconstruct childhood's social history. With over 120 illustrations, the book provides a rich visual, as well as narrative, resource for the history of childhood in classical antiquity.
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Childhood in Ancient Athens

Notably, this is the first full-length monograph in English to address the iconography of childhood in ancient Athens, and it breaks important new ground by rigorously analysing and evaluating classical art to reconstruct childhood’s ...

Author: Lesley A. Beaumont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136486692

Category: History

Page: 302

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Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child's own experience, but also examines the perceptions of children and childhood by Athenian society: these perceptions variously exhibit both similarities and stark contrasts with those of our own 21st century Western society. The study covers the juvenile life course from birth and infancy through early and later childhood, and treats these life stages according to the topics of nurture, play, education, work, cult and ritual, and death. In view of the scant ancient Greek literary evidence pertaining to childhood, Beaumont focuses on the more copious ancient visual representations of children in Athenian pot painting, sculpture, and terracotta modelling. Notably, this is the first full-length monograph in English to address the iconography of childhood in ancient Athens, and it breaks important new ground by rigorously analysing and evaluating classical art to reconstruct childhood’s social history. With over 120 illustrations, the book provides a rich visual, as well as narrative, resource for the history of childhood in classical antiquity.
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The Power of Individual and Community in Ancient Athens and Beyond

The pioneering ideas of John Kenyon Davies, one of the most significant Ancient Historians of the past half century, are celebrated in this collection of essays.

Author: Zosia Archibald

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781910589922

Category: History

Page: 300

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The pioneering ideas of John Kenyon Davies, one of the most significant Ancient Historians of the past half century, are celebrated in this collection of essays. A distinguished cast of contributors, who include Alain Bresson, Nick Fisher, Edward Harris, John Prag, Robin Osborne, and Sally Humphreys, focus tightly on the nexus of socio-political and economic problems that have preoccupied Davies since the publication of his defining work Athenian Propertied Families in 1971. The scope of Davies' interest has ranged widely in conceptual, and chronological, as well as geographical terms, and the essays here reflect many of his long-term concerns with the writing of Greek history, its methods and materials.
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Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens

The book explores an extraordinary range of events and topics, and will be an indispensable study for students and scholars studying Athenian religion and politics.

Author: Alexander Rubel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317544807

Category: History

Page: 316

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Athens at the time of the Peloponnesian war was the arena for a dramatic battle between politics and religion in the hearts and minds of the people. Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens, originally published in German but now available for the first time in an expanded and revised English edition, sheds new light on this dramatic period of history and offers a new approach to the study of Greek religion. The book explores an extraordinary range of events and topics, and will be an indispensable study for students and scholars studying Athenian religion and politics.
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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens

Named for a goddess, epicenter of the first democracy, birthplace of tragic and comic theatre, locus of the major philosophical schools, artistically in the vanguard for centuries, ancient Athens looms large in contemporary study of the ...

Author: Jenifer Neils

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108723306

Category: Social Science

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Named for a goddess, epicenter of the first democracy, birthplace of tragic and comic theatre, locus of the major philosophical schools, artistically in the vanguard for centuries, ancient Athens looms large in contemporary study of the ancient world. This Companion is a comprehensive introduction the city, its topography and monuments, inhabitants and cultural institutions, religious rituals and politics. Chapters link the religious, cultural, and political institutions of Athens to the physical locales in which they took place. Discussion of the urban plan, with its streets, gates, walls, and public and private buildings, provides readers with a thorough understanding of how the city operated and what people saw, heard, smelled, and tasted as they flowed through it. Drawing on the latest scholarship, as well as excavation discoveries at the Agora, sanctuaries, and cemeteries, the Companion explores how the city was planned, how it functioned, and how it was transformed from a democratic polis into a Roman city.
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Garden Lore of Ancient Athens

In the spring, the ground of the Agora archaeological park is covered in poppies and daisies while poplars and oaks shade many of the pathways.

Author: Dorothy Burr Thompson

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616082

Category: History

Page: 36

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In the spring, the ground of the Agora archaeological park is covered in poppies and daisies while poplars and oaks shade many of the pathways. Some of these plants are wild and some were deliberately introduced to Athens in classical times. This booklet presents evidence for ancient horticulture in the Agora (for example, structured antique gardens were uncovered around the Temple of Hephaistos). Its color plates also provide a useful guide to identifying modern Greek vegetation.
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Remembering Defeat

Encompassing rhetorical analysis, trauma studies, and recent scholarship on identity, memory, and law, Wolpert's study sheds new light on a pivotal period in Athens' history.

Author: Andrew Wolpert

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801877193

Category: History

Page: 208

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Encompassing rhetorical analysis, trauma studies, and recent scholarship on identity, memory, and law, Wolpert's study sheds new light on a pivotal period in Athens' history.
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24 Hours in Ancient Athens

Spend a day with 24 Athenians to see the city through their eyes as it teeters on the edge of the fateful war that would end its golden age.

Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782439765

Category: History

Page: 272

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During the course of a day we meet 24 Athenians from all strata of society--from the slave to the politician, the fishmonger to the philosopher, the soldier to the vase painter--and get to know what the real Athens was like by spending an hour in their company. We encounter a different one of these characters--all from different walks of life--every chapter, with each chapter forming an hour in a day in the life of the ancient city. We also get to spy on the daily doings of notable Athenians through the eyes of regular people as the city hovers on the brink of the fateful war that will destroy its golden age.
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Ancient Athens

The modern world would be a very different place if it weren’t for the influence of ancient Athens.

Author: Amie Jane Leavitt

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612283500

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Long ago, Greece was a collection of little city–states that would have been very similar to the small countries in existence today. Athens was one of these city–states. At the height of its civilization, Athens was considered a center for the arts, philosophy, and learning. People traveled far distances just to visit its beautiful edifices and discuss important issues of the time with the likes of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. The modern world would be a very different place if it weren’t for the influence of ancient Athens. We can thank this ancient city and its civilization for their impact on western government, architecture, art, literature, mathematics, and science.
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Strolls about Athens During the Early Seventies

The Athens Factory , just below the lower bridge , was under the superintendency
of Mr . R . L . Bloomfield . It was among the several phenomenally prosperous
enterprises of early Athens . One of the best known citizens of Athens , Mr . Peter
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Author: Sylvanus Morris

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ISBN: UVA:X001317395

Category: Athens (Ga.)

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The Business Life of Ancient Athens

Provides an interesting insight into the individuals who conducted business in a great civilization of antiquity.

Author: George M. Calhoun

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1587981181

Category: History

Page: 188

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Provides an interesting insight into the individuals who conducted business in a great civilization of antiquity.
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THE LIFE OF WOMEN IN ANCIENT ATHENS

This image is reproduced here from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, 83.AA.378. See the Museums Handbook of the Antiquities Collection, p. 22. http://www.greekancienthistory.com/

Author: Joseph R. Laurin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477296158

Category: History

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About the Image on the Front Cover: This image is one the most endearing of all the sculptures made during the Classical Period of Athens. It shows a husband and wife whose names, inscribed above their heads, are Philoxenos, dressed in the uniform of a hoplite, one of many foot soldiers fighting in phalanx formation, wearing a metal helmet, breastplate, short tunic called exomis and sandals, and holding a shield on his left arm, and Philoumene, his wife, wearing a long robe, called peplos, flowing down yet attached at the waist, with her hair in a snood and elevated shoes. The pose is classic, standing straight in serene elegance, one knee bent as if they were ready to walk away from each other. They gaze at each other for a tender and sad farewell and shake hands to express their mutual love and loyalty. This scene is carved in relief on a grave stele made of marble, white with a hue of grey, from a quarry on the south side of Mount Pentelikon, about ten miles northeast of Athens. It may have been painted originally, but the paint has disappeared. The dimensions are 102.2 cm (401⁄4 in.) in height, 44.5 cm (17 1⁄2 in.) in width and 16.5 cm (61⁄2 in.) in depth. It is dated of about 400 BCE, during the return to normal life in Athens after the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BCE. The timing may indicate that the tribute was from the wife to her husband killed in action and, for this reason, that the gravestone was paid for by her wealthy family. This image is reproduced here from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, 83.AA.378. See the Museum’s Handbook of the Antiquities Collection, p. 22. http://www.greekancienthistory.com/
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Homosexuality in Ancient Athens

A select Bibliography and Index follow the 173 pages of text, illustrated by two maps and eight reproductions of ancient paintings on vases. This book is an offshoot of Women of Ancient Athens published recently by the same author.

Author: Laurin, Joseph R

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412053266

Category: Athens (Greece)

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Homosexuality in Ancient Athens is a brief, yet comprehensive and thoroughly documented history of the life style of men and women during the Classical period of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE in Athens, Greece. The references to ancient literary and iconographic sources and to modern literature are collected by chapters as follows: Definitions, Mythical Origin of Man, Men's Sexual Life Style, Homosexuality, Pederasty, Effeminacy, Lesbianism, Men's Friendship and Sexual Reality. A select Bibliography and Index follow the 173 pages of text, illustrated by two maps and eight reproductions of ancient paintings on vases. This book is an offshoot of Women of Ancient Athens published recently by the same author. Homosexuality in Ancient Athens is dedicated to all readers who desire to know more about the homosexual life style of the ancient Athenian men and women. Their history is unique in many ways, always intriguing and fascinating. This scholarly book is perfectly suited for libraries for adults and for academic reference centers as well as leading bookstores carrying English titles. Its Print-on-Demand access contributes to a wider distribution at a lower price. A quiz, for no grade or credit, just for fun! 1. Did the playwright Aristophanes and the philosopher Aristotle know each other in Athens? Yes ____ or No ____ 2. Were the terms "homosexual" and "lesbian" created by the Greeks of the Classical period? Yes ____ or No ____ 3. Was Cornelius Celsus of the first century CE first to write a treatise on venereal diseases? Yes ____ or No ____ 4. Was The dialogue "Symposium" written about love by Aristophanes ? Yes ____ or No ____ 5. Was the hero Achilles younger than his friend Patroclus? Yes ____ or No ____ 6. Did Aristotle object to the practice of pederasty when he wrote his Nicomachean Ethics? Yes ____ or No ____ 7. Did Nicomachus succeed his father Aristotle as director of the Lyceum of Athens? Yes ____ or No ____ 8. Did Socrates live before Jesus? time? Yes ____ No ____ If you need some help, please find the answers below in "Excerpts" section.
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The Tyrant Slayers of Ancient Athens

The subject of this book is the remarkable story of this group statue and the ever-changing significance of its tyrant-slaying subjects.

Author: Vincent Azoulay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190663582

Category: Literary Collections

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This investigation relies on a rash bet: to write the biography of two of the most famous statues in Antiquity, the Tyrannicides. Representing the murderers of the tyrant Hipparchus in full action, these statues erected on the Agora of Athens have been in turn worshipped, outraged, and imitated. They have known hours of glory and moments of hardships, which have transformed them into true icons of Athenian democracy. The subject of this book is the remarkable story of this group statue and the ever-changing significance of its tyrant-slaying subjects. The first part of this book, in six chapters, tells the story of the murder of Hipparchus and of the statues of the two tyrannicides from the end of the sixth century to the aftermath of the restoration of democracy in 403. The second part, in three chapters, chronicles the fate and influence of the statues from the fourth century to the end of the Roman Empire. These chapters are followed by an epilogue that reveals new life for the statues in modern art and culture, including how Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union made use of their iconography. By tracing the long trajectory of the tyrannicides-in deed and art-Azoulay provides a rich and fascinating microhistory that will be of interest to readers of classical art and history.
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Life in Ancient Athens

Discusses life in ancient Athens, including the growth of the city-state and its government, religious beliefs, festivals, customs, athletic games and sports, the visual arts, and the involvement of Athens in war on land and sea.

Author: Don Nardo

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ISBN: 1560064943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Discusses life in ancient Athens, including the growth of the city-state and its government, religious beliefs, festivals, customs, athletic games and sports, the visual arts, and the involvement of Athens in war on land and sea.
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