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The Greek world

Author: Anton Powell
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This ground-breaking new collection contains twenty-seven articles by specialists in ancient Greek history. Periods studied range from the Mycenaean to the late Hellenistic; the Greek cultures in question are not only those of mainland Greece, but also include Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. Many of the essays in The Greek World are concerned with social history, especially the history of those who were at or beyond  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greek world.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
(DLC) 94041576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Powell
ISBN: 0203042166 9780203042168 9780415060318 0415060311 0415170427 9780415170420
OCLC Number: 52295939
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 622 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Linear B as a source for social history / J.T. Hooker --
The economics and politics of slavery at Athens / Robin Osborne --
Hybris, status and slavery / Nick Fisher --
Non-aristocratic elements in archaic poetry / Alan Griffiths --
The place of the poet in archaic society / Rosalind Thomas --
The Greek novel: towards a sociology of production and reception / J.R. Morgan --
Politics and the battlefield: ideology in Greek warfare / Hans van Wees --
Greek piracy / Philip de Souza --
Medical texts as a source for women's history / Helen King --
Women and bastardy in ancient Greece and the Hellenistic world / Daniel Ogden --
Athens' pretty face: anti-feminine rhetoric and fifth-century controversy over the Parthenon / Anton Powell --
Herodotus on Egyptian buildings: a test case / Alan B. Lloyd --
Beyond the polis: women and economic opportunity in early Ptolemaic Egypt / Jane Rowlandson --
Why Philip won / Earl McQueen --
The Greeks in the west and the Hellenization of Italy / Kathryn Lomas --
Rome in the Greek world: the significance of a name / Andrew Erskine --
Diet, diaita and dietetics / Elizabeth Craik --
Greek engineering: the case of Eupalinos' tunnel / T.E. Rihll and J.V. Tucker --
Barbers' shops and perfume shops: 'symposia without wine' / Sian Lewis --
Bionic statues / Nigel Spivey --
Greek sacrifice: forms and functions / A.M. Bowie --
Early Orphism / Robert Parker --
Order, interaction, authority: ways of looking at Greek religion / Emily Kearns --
Ionian inquiries: on understanding the Presocratic beginnings of science / Edward Hussey --
Law and society in Thucydides / Simon Swain --
Plato's objections to the sophists / T.H. Irwin --
Plato on women in the Laws / T.J. Saunders.
Responsibility: edited by Anton Powell.


This ground-breaking, work is both a reference collection of 27 new essays by leading specialists in their own fields, and also a collective demonstration of major new directions in the study of  Read more...
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'Anton Powell's innovative and ambitious collection of 27 articles.' - Times Higher Eduction

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