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Greek People / Edition 2

Greek People / Edition 2

by Robert B. Kebric


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This supplemental text explains the ancient classical Greek world by focusing on individual personalities—what is known about them and their world view. Each individual becomes a lens through which the student can view the values and characteristics of ancient Greece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559346450
Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 7.39(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceIllustrations Chronology 1. After Homer: A New Age Finds Its Voice—Archilochus of Paros, Poet, Soldier, Illegitimate Son 2. A World of Iron and Tyrants: Hesiod the Bard, Polycrates of Samos, and Eupalinus the Engineer 3. The Panhellenic Games: Phayllus of Croton—An Early Sports Hero 4. Eros Unchained: Bisexuality Among the Greeks—Sappho of Lesbos, Harmodius and Aristogiton of Athens, Theodotus and His Lovers 5. The Problem with Persia: East Against West—Polygnotus, Politics, and Paintbrushes 6. A Gilded Edge for a Golden Age: Aspasia the Courtesan in Periclean Athens 7. Rowdies, Rogues, and Robbers: The Other Side of Law in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Athens—Eratosthenes the Adulterer, Conon the Thug, “Clytemnestra” the Poisoner, Diogeiton the Embezzler, and Phormio the Con-Artist 8. Hellenistic Science, Technology, and Fantasy: Alexander and His Submarine Adventure Appendix People of Atlantis: Plato's Imagination — Or Recycled Minoans? Epilogue (and more...)

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