The World of Ancient Greece: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

by
Michael Lovanoauthor

Michael Lovano, PhD, is associate professor of history at St. Norbert College. His previous books include All Things Julius Caesar: An Encyclopedia of Caesar's World and Legacy andThe Age of Cinna.

The World of Ancient Greece: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

20191231

Greenwood

Pages 1024
Topics Blended Families;Carpentry;Feasts and Banquets;Festivals;Hairstyles;Leagues/Alliances;Marketplaces;Mourning/Memorialization;Painting-Pottery;Physical Fitness;Prophecy and Divination;Ships and Ship Building;Social Revolution, Hellenistic;World History

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The World of Ancient Greece: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author(s): Lovano, Michael;
Contributors: Lovano, Michael;
Abstract:

This book opens the world of the ancient Greeks to all readers through easily accessible entries on topics essential to understanding Greek high culture and daily life.

The ancient Greeks provided the foundation for Western civilization. They made significant advances in science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and government. While many readers might have heard of Plato and Aristotle, however, or be familiar with the classic works of Greek tragedy, most people know significantly less about daily life in the ancient Greek world. This encyclopedia opens the world of the ancient Greeks, spanning Greek history from the Bronze Age through Roman times, with an emphasis on the Classical and Hellenistic Eras.

The encyclopedia provides roughly 270 easily accessible entries on topics essential to understanding everything from Greek high culture to daily life. These entries are grouped in topical sections on the arts, science and technology, politics and government, domestic life, and other subjects. Sidebars on particularly noteworthy people, places, and concepts provide related information, while primary documents allow readers to delve into the mindset and feelings of the ancient Greeks themselves. Extensive bibliographic references give curious readers direction for further research.


• Includes reference entries with objective, essential information about topics related to daily life in ancient Greece

• Offers sidebars with related, nuanced information that will interest readers in Greek history

• Cites works for further reading in entries

• Gives readers first-hand accounts of life in ancient Greece in primary source documents

SortTitle: world of ancient greece: a daily life encyclopedia [2 volumes]
Keyword(s): Blended Families; Carpentry; Feasts and Banquets; Festivals; Hairstyles; Leagues/Alliances; Marketplaces; Mourning/Memorialization; Painting-Pottery; Physical Fitness; Prophecy and Divination; Ships and Ship Building; Social Revolution, Hellenistic; World History
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Michael Lovanoauthor

Michael Lovano, PhD, is associate professor of history at St. Norbert College. His previous books include All Things Julius Caesar: An Encyclopedia of Caesar's World and Legacy andThe Age of Cinna.

eISBN-13: 9781440837319
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440837302
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 1024
Publication Date: 20191231
Series: Daily Life Encyclopedias

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