An Introduction to the Ancient World

Author: Lukas De Blois
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134047924
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

Einf hrung in die Alte Welt

Author: Lukas de Blois
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 9783515063135
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Aus dem Niederländischen uebersetzt von A. Vervelde, Durchsicht des Textes: Johannes Hahn "Beschreibt in gedrängter Darstellung die Geschichte der Alten Welt und der Entstehung der europäischen Kultur und wendet sich zugleich auch an Interessierte auáerhalb des akademischen Betriebs. Klar herausgestellt werden namentlich di" allgemeinen Entwicklungslinien, ohne daá der Leser durch eine duerre Aufzählung von historischen Fakten ermuedet wird.ô Aus Empfehlungen fuer den Verband der niederländischen Volksbibliotheken "Es ist geradezu verblueffend, daá in so gedrängter Form so viel Information geboten, so viel erläutert und erhellt werden kann, ohne daá die Lektuere trocken, langweilig oder ermuedend wird - im Gegenteil: sie ist ein reiner Genuá. Das Hauptinteresse der Autoren gilt historisch allgemein wichtigen Erscheinungen der verschiedenen Epochen, wie gesellschaftlichen Strukturen, Machtverhältnissen, politischen Theorien, Erscheinungsformen der Kultur und der Religion. - Fazit: Ein aufs wärmste zu empfehlendes Lehrbuch, nicht nur fuer Studenten!" Trouw .

Philosophy in the Ancient World

Author: James A. Arieti
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742533288
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Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction an intellectual history of the ancient world from the eighth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E., from Homer to Boethius describes and evaluates ancient thought in its cultural setting, showing how it affected and was affected by that setting. The greatest philosophers (Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine) and cultural figures (Homer, Euripides, Thucydides, Archimedes) and a number of lesser ones (Hesiod, Posidonius, Basil) receive careful description and evaluation. Philosophy in the Ancient World is ideally suited as a supplement for undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy and the History of Philosophy in the West."

The World of Rome

Author: Peter V. Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386005
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Rome with many illustrations.

Reading Epic

Author: Peter Toohey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113495218X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and of the interface between the epic and the novel.

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Author: Shona Grimbly
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579582814
Format: PDF, Docs
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Profiles various cultures of the ancient world and discusses how those cultures helped lay the foundations for the modern world.