9780767417051

Greek People

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  • ISBN13:

    9780767417051

  • ISBN10:

    0767417054

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-11
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Illustrations

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

Glossary and Pronunciation Guide

Acknowledgments

Illustration Credits

Index

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