Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

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ABC-CLIO
Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life, including food and drink, religious practices, housing, literacy, warfare, and attitudes toward marriage and sexuality. This revised edition features a multitude of resources for student researchers, including primary source material, ideas for research assignments, and a concluding chapter on the impact of the classical world on modern culture. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume is an indispensable source for students and interested readers alike.Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life. Discover why it was more desirable to be a slave than a day laborer. Examine cooking methods and rules of ancient warfare. Uncover Greek mythology. Learn how Greeks foretold the future. Understand what life was like for women, and what prevailing attitudes were toward sexuality, marriage, and divorce. This volume brings ancient Greek life home to readers through a variety of anecdotes and primary source passages from contemporary authors, allowing comparison between the ancient world and modern life.A multitude of resources will engage students and interested readers, including a Making Connections feature which offers interactive and fun ideas for research assignments. The concluding chapter places the ancient world in the present, covering new interpretations like the movie 300, the founding of modern Greece, and the ways in which classical culture still affects our own. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume offers a unique and descriptive look at one of the most influential eras in human history.

Greenwood Pub Group
A vivid and colorful description of everyday life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people
Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life, including food and drink, religious practices, housing, literacy, warfare, and attitudes toward marriage and sexuality. This revised edition features a multitude of resources for student researchers, including primary source material, ideas for research assignments, and a concluding chapter on the impact of the classical world on modern culture. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume is an indispensable source for students and interested readers alike.

Book News
Garland (classics, Colgate U.) has written a second edition of his book on life in ancient Greece. While the author notes many of the accomplishments of the ancients, he lays them against a backdrop of the harsh reality of what life was for them: short life spans, early childhood deaths, famine and disease. In addition to discussing the significant periods of Greek culture, the author also examines language and literacy, social organization, slavery, food and drink, religious beliefs and behavior, travel, warfare, leisure activities, and the effect of ancient Greece on modern culture. This is a detailed yet accessible book. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780313358142
0313358141
Branch Call Number: 938 G183d
Characteristics: xxi, 339 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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