Download E-books War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens PDF

By G. J. Oliver

G. J. Oliver offers a brand new review of the industrial background of Athens within the Hellenistic period, whilst the town was once not an imperial energy and struggled to keep up its territory, either at domestic in Attica and in another country within the cleruchies. Oliver assesses how political and army switch affected the delicate economies of the Athenian polis. conflict in Attica required the Athenians to guard their family grain provide and search out these past town to supply commodities from out of the country. Oliver stresses the commercial value of benefaction and civic honours, and exhibits how a lot the electorate of Athens contributed to the defence and funds in their city.

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Download E-books Late Antiquity: A.D. 267-700 (Athenian Agora) PDF

By Alison Frantz

This ebook collects for the 1st time the archaeological and old facts for the realm of the Athenian Agora in overdue Antiquity, a interval which spans the final flourishing of the good philosophical faculties, the defeat of classical paganism by way of Christianity, and the cave in of the past due Roman Empire. even supposing the first concentration of this quantity is the fabric exposed by means of the Agora excavations, the research additionally takes under consideration previous and present discoveries in other places within the urban. the writer attracts on archaeological, epigraphical, and literary facts to provide a finished account of the heritage and topography of town within the years prior to A.D. seven hundred. The process Athenian development and destruction is traced from the mid-3rd century, throughout the Herulian invasion, to the interval of restoration within the 3rd and fourth centuries (ending with the invasion of the Visigoth, Alaric, in A.D. 396). The 5th century is defined, which observed the final of the colleges of philosophy by means of Justinian and the 1st Christian church buildings, and the slow decline of town until eventually the Slavic invasion of the 580's, while Athens all started an speeded up slide into oblivion. detailed consciousness is paid to questions surrounding the historical past of the philosophical and rhetorical faculties, the institution of Christianity, and the elimination of artworks from Athens to Constantinople.

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Download E-books Rick Steves Pocket Athens PDF

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks actually are a “tour consultant on your pocket.” This colourful, compact 220-page ebook comprises Rick's suggestion for prioritizing a while, no matter if you are spending 1 or 7 days in a urban. every little thing a hectic tourist wishes is simple to entry: a local review, urban walks and excursions, attractions, convenient nutrition and lodgings charts, an appendix full of details on journey making plans and practicalities, and a fold-out urban map.

Rick Steves Pocket Athens includes the subsequent walks and tours:

  • Athens urban Walk
  • Acropolis Tour
  • historic Agora Tour
  • Acropolis Museum Tour
  • nationwide Archaeological Museum Tour

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Download E-books Hellenic Religion and Christianization c. 370-529, Volume 1 PDF

This paintings discusses the decline of Greek faith and the christianization of city and nation-state within the japanese Roman Empire among the dying of Julian the Apostate and the legislation of Justinian the good opposed to paganism, c. 370-529. It examines such questions because the impression of the legislation opposed to sacrifice and sorcery, temple conversions, the degradation of pagan gods into "daimones," the christianization of ceremony, and the social, political and monetary historical past of conversion to Christianity. a number of neighborhood contexts are tested in nice aspect: Gaza, Athens, Alexandria, Aphrodisias, significant Asia Minor, northern Syria, the Nile basin, and the province of Arabia. It lays specific emphasis at the feedback of epigraphy, criminal proof, and hagiographic texts, and lines the demographic development of Christianity and the chronology of this procedure in pick out neighborhood contexts. It additionally seeks to appreciate the behavioral styles of conversion.

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Download E-books Michelin la Guia Verde Grecia (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Michelin Staff

Este nuevo título de l. a. prestigiosa serie de Guías Verdes Michelin es una guía essential que nos permitirá conocer l. a. belleza cultural y common de Grecia, sus islas, su relieve peninsular, sus cráteres volcánicos y sus numerosas playas. Con ella seguiremos el rastro de las distintas civilizaciones a través de las antiguas ruinas de sus templos y teatros, de las magníficas iglesias ortodoxas y de los extraordinarios vestigios de l. a. ocupación turca. Podremos disfrutar del contraste entre el bullicio abrumador de Atenas y el encanto traditional de las zonas turísticas del inside y del litoral, y el campo abierto hará las delicias de arqueólogos y botánicos, de excursionistas y alpinistas, de los amantes de los deportes náuticos y de los enamorados del sol.

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Download E-books The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons From the Man Who Created an Empire PDF

"Exceptional leaders are those who're capable of research difficulties, optimize assets, encourage loyalty, and execute technique. there's no extra wonderful instance in historical past than Alexander the good, whose management abilities have been so giant that they nonetheless resonate a few 2,000 years later. The knowledge of Alexander the Great unearths 4 management approaches distilled from the lifestyles and awesome accomplishments of Alexander, King of Macedonia. Readers will find out how he: * reframed difficulties which will meet likely insurmountable demanding situations * outfitted alliances by utilizing his power to generate belief and appreciate, not only worry * demonstrated id and ""branded"" himself a unifier, hence protecting the house base safe whereas carrying on with to extend his empire * well-known and assimilated the cultures and emblems of alternative peoples, turning into a robust and relied on determine far and wide he went The knowledge of Alexander the Great relates 34 riveting episodes from Alexander's enlargement via Asia Minor, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the center East, the Persian Empire, and India. every one instance, tied to a modern day counterpart, imparts necessary classes from the undying legend of 1 of the best leaders in history."

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Download E-books Economia y sociedad en la antigua Grecia PDF

Una visión razonada de los aspectos económicos y sociales de los angeles Grecia antigua, desde el mundo homérico hasta los tiempos de Alejandro, este libro plantea una cuestión básica para l. a. historia de los angeles Antigüedad y particularmente atractiva en el campo de las culturas clásicas: ¿existe un punto de contacto entre los modernos conceptos de economía y sociedad, por una parte, y l. a. realidad del mundo antiguo, por otra? Los autores aclaran este tema precisando cuál period l. a. auténtica situación en Grecia, qué espacio concedían los griegos a los problemas económicos y sociales, qué formas revestían entre ellos y cuáles fueron las soluciones que imaginaron o que llegaron a darles en los angeles práctica. Y para ello recurren a un expediente olvidado con demasiada frecuencia, a saber, el contacto directo con las fuentes, ofreciendo una excelente selección de textos literarios y epigráficos, cuidadosamente presentados y anotados para facilitar su comprensión, que se ponen así al alcance no sólo de los especialistas en las lenguas e historia de Grecia, sino también y fundamentalmente de los estudiantes universitarios de Historia y Filología clásicas, de Economía, Sociología y otros temas relacionados con el desarrollo social de los angeles Antigüedad.

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Download E-books Images and Ideologies: Self-definition in the Hellenistic World (Hellenistic Culture and Society) PDF

This quantity captures the distinctiveness, the nationwide and private identification, the cultural alternate, and the self-consciousness that experience lengthy been sensed as in particular effective within the Hellenistic international. The fields of historical past, literature, artwork, philosophy, and faith are each one awarded utilizing the layout of 2 essays by way of a response.

Conveying the course and concentration of Hellenistic studying, eighteen major students speak about problems with liberty as opposed to domination, appropriation as opposed to lodging, the expanding variety of citizen roles and the costume and gesture acceptable to them, and the accompanying spiritual and philosophical ferment. the result's an arresting view of the fantastic and exceptional range of the Hellenistic world.

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Download E-books Neolithic Society in Greece (Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology) PDF

Understanding of early farming societies in Greece has been revolutionized by way of significant box initiatives, through the transforming into program of professional 'scientific' experiences, and by means of new ways to interpretation. This quantity stories the main major fresh box examine, starting from nearby survey, via large-scale excavation of an intensive open cost, to the research of caves. participants severely review or revise present rules at the nature of those early societies at a variety of scales from the person to the region.

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