King Croesus Gold

King Croesus  Gold
Author: Andrew Ramage,Paul T. Craddock
Publsiher: British Museum Publications Limited
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King Croesus Gold Book Excerpt:

The continuing Archaeological Exploration of Sardis has excavated the remains of a gold refinery at the site, dating from the sixth century BC at the very inception of bimetallic coinage.".

The Gold of Croesus

The Gold of Croesus
Author: Severance Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 157
Release: 1949
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gold

Gold
Author: Shannon L. Venable
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0313384304
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gold Book Excerpt:

This encyclopedia provides detailed information about the historical, cultural, social, religious, economic, and scientific significance of gold, across the globe and throughout history. * Contains more than 130 A–Z entries on the significance of gold worldwide, from antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as sidebar entries * Provides unique details and remarkable scope of facts in each entry along with direct references to and examples of primary source materials * Photographs and illustrations of the use and significance of gold as varied as Ca' d'Oro in Venice, royal crowns, filigree, Italian florin coin, Hatshepsut, Rumpelstiltskin, Wat Traimit, and modern "bling" * Extensive bibliography including monographs, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, and online resources * Detailed subject index as well as list of entries and guide to related topics

The Olive and the Caper

The Olive and the Caper
Author: Susanna Hoffman
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2004-08-01
ISBN: 0761164545
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Olive and the Caper Book Excerpt:

This is the year "It's Greek to me" becomes the happy answer to what's for dinner. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the upcoming epic Troy, the 2004 Summer Olympics returning to Athens--and now, yet another reason to embrace all things Greek: The Olive and the Caper, Susanna Hoffman's 700-plus-page serendipity of recipes and adventure. In Corfu, Ms. Hoffman and a taverna owner cook shrimp fresh from the trap--and for us she offers the boldly-flavored Shrimp with Fennel, Green Olives, Red Onion, and White Wine. She gathers wild greens and herbs with neighbors, inspiring Big Beans with Thyme and Parsley, and Field Greens and Ouzo Pie. She learns the secret to chewy country bread from the baker on Santorini and translates it for American kitchens. Including 325 recipes developed in collaboration with Victoria Wise (her co-author on The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook, with over 258,000 copies in print), The Olive and the Caper celebrates all things Greek: Chicken Neo-Avgolemeno. Fall-off-the-bone Lamb Shanks seasoned with garlic, thyme, cinnamon and coriander. Siren-like sweets, from world-renowned Baklava to uniquely Greek preserves: Rose Petal, Cherry and Grappa, Apricot and Metaxa. In addition, it opens with a sixteen-page full-color section and has dozens of lively essays throughout the book--about the origins of Greek food, about village life, history, language, customs--making this a lively adventure in reading as well as cooking.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage
Author: William E. Metcalf
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 0199372187
Category: Coins, Greek
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage Book Excerpt:

A large gap exists in the literature of ancient numismatics between general works intended for collectors and highly specialized studies addressed to numismatists. Indeed, there is hardly anything produced by knowledgeable numismatists that is easily accessible to the academic community at large or the interested lay reader. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will fill this gap by providing a systematic overview of the major coinages of the classical world. The Handbook begins with a general introduction by volume editor William E. Metcalf followed by an article establishing the history and role of scientific analysis in ancient numismatics. The subsequent thirty-two chapters, all written by an international group of distinguished scholars, cover a vast geography and chronology, beginning with the first evidence of coins in Western Asia Minor in the seventh century BCE and continuing up to the transformation of coinage at the end of the Roman Empire. In addition to providing the essential background and current research questions of each of the major coinages, the Handbook also includes articles on the application of numismatic evidence to the disciplines of archaeology, economic history, art history, and ancient history. With helpful appendices, a glossary of specialized terms, indices of mints, persons, and general topics, and nearly 900 illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will be an indispensable resource for scholars and students of the classical world, as well as a stimulating reference for collectors and interested lay readers.

Classics in Translation Volume I

Classics in Translation  Volume I
Author: Paul L. MacKendrick,Herbert M. Howe
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1952
ISBN: 9780299808952
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classics in Translation Volume I Book Excerpt:

Here, translated into modern idiom, are many works of the authors whose ideas have constituted the mainstream of classical thought. This volume of new translations was born of necessity, to answer the needs of a course in Greek and Roman culture offered by the Department of Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Since its original publication in 1952, Classics in Translation has been adopted by many different academic institutions to fill similar needs of their undergraduate students. This new printing is further evidence of this collection's general acceptance by teachers, students, and the reviewing critics.

Historic Gold Coins of the World from Croesus to Elizabeth II

Historic Gold Coins of the World  from Croesus to Elizabeth II
Author: Burton Hobson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1971
ISBN: 9780713705447
Category: Gold coins
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cultures Within Ancient Greek Culture

The Cultures Within Ancient Greek Culture
Author: Associate Professor of Classical Studies Carol Dougherty,Carol Dougherty,Leslie Kurke,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2003-10-02
ISBN: 9780521815666
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of Antiquity Vol 1 6

The History of Antiquity  Vol  1 6
Author: Max Duncker
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 2119
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Antiquity Vol 1 6 Book Excerpt:

"The History of Antiquity" in 6 volumes is one of the best-known works by historian Max Duncker. The author's object in regard to the ancient East was not to retrace the beginning of human civilization, but rather to understand and establish the value and extent of those early phases of civilization to which the entire development of the human race goes back. The narrative embraces the independent civilizations of the ancient East which came to exercise a mutual influence on each other. First it follows the realm on the Nile and the kingdoms of Hither Asia as far as the point where the nations of Iran began to influence their destinies, and then it attempts to set forth the peculiar development of the Aryan tribes in the valleys of the Indus and the Ganges, down to the times of Tshandragupta and Asoka. Then follows the history of the Bactrians, the Medes, and the Persians, until the period when the nations of the table-land of Iran were united by Cyrus and Darius with the countries of Western Asia, when Aryan life and Aryan civilization gained the supremacy over the whole region from Ceylon to the Nile and the Hellespont. The forms of life at which the great empires of Asia had arrived are finally brought face to face with the more youthful civilization attained by the Hellenes in their mountain cantons. This new development is followed down to the first great shock when East and West met in conflict, and the Achaemenids sought to crush the Hellenes under the weight of Asia. With the failure of this attempt "The History of Antiquity" concludes. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

The Power of Gold

The Power of Gold
Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-12-13
ISBN: 0470091029
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Gold Book Excerpt:

Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind.

The History of Antiquity

The History of Antiquity
Author: Evelyn Abbott
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-08-01
ISBN: 375238512X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Antiquity Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The History of Antiquity by Evelyn Abbott

The Boys Book of Famous Rulers

The Boys  Book of Famous Rulers
Author: Lydia Hoyt Farmer
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 3752401052
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys Book of Famous Rulers Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Boys' Book of Famous Rulers by Lydia Hoyt Farmer

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars
Author: Jon D. Mikalson
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-07-21
ISBN: 0807862010
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars Book Excerpt:

The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the Histories of Herodotus as well as other historical and archaeological sources, Jon Mikalson shows how the Greeks practiced their religion at this pivotal moment in their history. In the period of the invasions and the years immediately after, the Greeks--internationally, state by state, and sometimes individually--turned to their deities, using religious practices to influence, understand, and commemorate events that were threatening their very existence. Greeks prayed and sacrificed; made and fulfilled vows to the gods; consulted oracles; interpreted omens and dreams; created cults, sanctuaries, and festivals; and offered dozens of dedications to their gods and heroes--all in relation to known historical events. By portraying the human situations and historical circumstances in which Greeks practiced their religion, Mikalson advances our knowledge of the role of religion in fifth-century Greece and reveals a religious dimension of the Persian Wars that has been previously overlooked.

Thales of Miletus

Thales of Miletus
Author: Patricia F. O'Grady
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351895362
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thales of Miletus Book Excerpt:

'What is the basic building block of the universe?' Thales of Miletus was the first to ask this fundamental, yet to be answered, question in the sixth century B.C. This book offers an in-depth account of the answers he gave and of his adventure into many areas of learning: philosophy, science, mathematics and astronomy. Thales proved that the events of nature were comprehensible to man and could be explained without the intervention of mythological beings. Henceforth they became subject to investigation, experiment, questioning and discussion. Presenting for the first time in the English language a comprehensive study of Thales of Miletus, Patricia O'Grady brings Thales out of pre-Socratic shadows into historical illumination and explores why this historical figure has proved to be of lasting significance.

The Complete Works of Herodotus Illustrated

The Complete Works of Herodotus  Illustrated
Author: Herodotus
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works of Herodotus Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Herodotus was a Greek writer and geographer credited with being the first historian. He is referred to as "The Father of History", a title conferred on him by the ancient Roman orator Cicero. His magnum opus is a long account of the Greco-Persian Wars that he called “The Histories.” Before Herodotus, no writer had ever made such a systematic, thorough study of the past or tried to explain the cause-and-effect of its events. Herodotus explained that he reported what he "saw and [what was] told to him." A sizable portion of the Histories has since been confirmed by modern historians and archaeologists. The Histories

Selected Dialogues

Selected Dialogues
Author: Lucian
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-06-08
ISBN: 0191604798
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Dialogues Book Excerpt:

'you'll find another man to harvest, Glycerion: let this one go' The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. His influence was immense, not only in the Greek world, but on later European writers such as Rabelais and Swift. His dialogues puncture the pretensions of pompous philosophers and describe the daily lives of Greek courtesans; they are peopled by politicians, historians and ordinary citizens, as well as by gods and mythic figures. This selection provides a cross-section of Lucian's styles and satirical targets, from serious polemic to lighter squibs and character portrayals. It includes How to Write History and his most famous piece, A True History, a fabulous tale of space travel and a monstrous whale which prefigures the fantasies of Jules Verne. This lively new translation is both accurate and idiomatic, and the introduction highlights Lucian's importance in his own and later times. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Herodotus narrator scientist historian

Herodotus   narrator  scientist  historian
Author: Ewen Bowie
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 3110583550
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herodotus narrator scientist historian Book Excerpt:

Recently the importance for Herodotus' work of contemporary medical and sophistic thought and techniques of argument has been widely recognised, as long had been his dependence on and difference from earlier geographical and ethnographic writing. This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border on myth to the structuring of narrative by highlighting the life of objects, and addresses such fundamental issues as how he chooses between competing explanations and how far he valued truth. The book tackles many of the basic issues that confront any attempt to understand Herodotus' work.

The Life and Legacy of Cyrus the Great

The Life and Legacy of Cyrus the Great
Author: Jacob Abbott
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Legacy of Cyrus the Great Book Excerpt:

"The Life and Legacy of Cyrus the Great" details the life of Cyrus II of Persia (c. 600-530 BC), the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian Empire. Under his rule, which lasted c. 30 years, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Western Asia and much of Central Asia. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen. He respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered, which became a very successful model for centralized administration and establishing a government working to the advantage and profit of its subjects. Cyrus the Great has been known for his innovations in building projects; he further developed the technologies that he found in the conquered cultures and applied them in building the palaces of Pasargadae. He is also well recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy, as well as his influence on both Eastern and Western civilizations.

The Histories

The Histories
Author: Herodotus
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN: 0141393777
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book Excerpt:

The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon and Thermopylae, of Salamis and Plataea, retain to this day a matchless epic quality. More than this, though, The Histories is also the source of much of our knowledge of the ancient world. Herodotus was an endlessly curious man, and gathered information about the world around him from as many people and places as he could investigate. History was only the beginning of his interests. Whether it was the pyramids of Egypt, the cannabis habit of the Scythians, the flora and fauna of Arabia or the table dancing of the Athenian aristocracy, he was fascinated by them all. To this day, phrases derived from The Histories - from 'rich as Croesus' to 'tall poppy syndrome' - are part of the mental furniture even of those who haven't read him. Sometimes he is sceptical, and sometimes credulous, but his love of recounting what he has learned never ceases. Above all, as Tom Holland says in his introduction, "Herodotus is the most entertaining of historians. Indeed he is as entertaining as anyone who has ever written - historian or not." This absorbing new translation, by one of Britain's most admired young historians, allows all the drama and mysteriousness of this great book to be fully appreciated by modern readers. The sources of our information about the world are now more in flux than they have been for generations: there could be few better moments to read and reflect upon the book which first sought to organise knowledge. TOM HOLLAND is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Persian Fire, his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award in 2006. His most recent book, In the Shadow of the Sword, describes the collapse of Roman and Persian power in the Near East, and the emergence of Islam. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC, and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Making History. In 2007, he was the winner of the Classical Association Prize awarded to 'the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome'. He served two years as the Chair of the Society of Authors 2009-11, and is currently on the committee of the Classical Association. PAUL CARTLEDGE is the inaugural A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and President of the Fellowship, Clare College. His numerous books include Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC; The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others; The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (winner of the John D. Criticos Prize); Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World; Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice; and Ancient Greece. A Very Short Introduction. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour (conferred by the President of the Hellenic Republic) and is an Honorary Citizen of Sparti, Greece.

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia
Author: Mary C English,Lee M Fratantuono
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN: 1351694995
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia Book Excerpt:

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia collects together 20 chapters, whose coverage extends from the prehistory of Greece through early Christianity in the Roman Empire to the reception of classical texts by contemporary playwrights and poets. The essays range beyond Greece and Rome to the ancient realms of Persia and China and explore a vast array of ancient authors – Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Euripides, Vergil, Ovid, Livy, and Tacitus. Written by philologists, historians, epigraphers, palaeographers, archaeologists, and art historians, it brings together the best of old and new traditions of classical study, from senior emeritus faculty with established records of scholarly productivity, to the newest generation of classics and archaeology professors. What draws together the disparate strands of academic inquiry found in these pages is a passion for understanding how the lessons of the world of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and their still lamentably understudied neighbors, can offer commentary on the contemporary world.