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The Greek world

Anton Powell


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  • Title:
    The Greek world
  • Author: Anton Powell
  • Description: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Linear B as a source for social history; The economics and politics of slavery at Athens; Hybris, status and slavery; Non-aristocratic elements in archaic poetry; The place of the poet in archaic society; The Greek novel: towards a sociology of production and reception; Politics and the battlefield: ideology in Greek warfare; Greek piracy; Medical texts as a source for women's history; Women and bastardy in ancient Greece and the Hellenistic world
    Athens' pretty face: anti-feminine rhetoric and fifth-century controversy over the ParthenonHerodotus on Egyptian buildings: a test case; Beyond the polis: women and economic opportunity in early Ptolemaic Egypt; Why Philip won; The Greeks in the West and the Hellenization of Italy; Rome in the Greek world: the significance of a name; Diet, diaita and dietetics; Greek engineering: the case of Eupalinos' tunnel; Barbers' shops and perfume shops: 'symposia without wine'; Bionic statues; Greek sacrifice: forms and functions; Early Orphism
    Order, interaction, authority: ways of looking at Greek religionIonian inquiries: on understanding the Presocratic beginnings of science; Law and society in Thucydides; Plato's objections to the sophists; Plato on women in the Laws; Index
    Studying from the Mycenean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes new articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy.With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and the slaves - all traditionally seen as beyond the margins of powerand includes the study of figures who were on the literal margins of the Greek world.Bringing to the forefront the research into areas previously thought of a
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (637 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-134-69864-X;ISBN 1-280-32976-9;ISBN 0-203-04216-6
  • Subjects: Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C; Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C; Mediterranean Region -- Civilization; Greece -- Social conditions -- To 146 B.C; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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