The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
A Book

by Judith M. Barringer

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-02-09
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139991744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through to the Roman conquest. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of ancient art, this textbook reviews the main objects and monuments of the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the context and function of these artefacts in their particular place and time. Students are led to a rich understanding of how objects were meant to be perceived, what 'messages' they transmitted and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning. The book contains nearly five hundred illustrations (with over four hundred in colour), including specially commissioned photographs, maps, floorplans and reconstructions. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, including marble and bronze sculpture, public and domestic architecture, painted vases, coins, mosaics, terracotta figurines, reliefs, jewellery and wall paintings. Numerous text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, complemented by a detailed glossary, support student learning.

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
A Book

by Josiah Ober

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0691173141
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A major new history of classical Greece—how it rose, how it fell, and what we can learn from it Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period—and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans—and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.

Greece

Greece
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greece

Greece
A Book

by Jilly Hunt

  • Publisher : Raintree
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1406246751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greece offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag.

Greece

Greece
Second Edition

by Jill Dubois,Olga Gratsaniti,Xenia Skoura

  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1608708756
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book introduces the geography, history, economics, culture, and people of the Mediterranean country of Greece. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World� series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

Greece

Greece
Country Study, European Recovery Program

by United States. Economic Cooperation Administration

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1949
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greece

Greece
Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes—Data Module—Update

by International Monetary Fund

  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Release : 2005-02-10
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 1451816227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This update to the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)—Data Module on Greece highlights general recommendations, consumer price index, government finance statistics, and balance-of-payment statistics. The National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG) has been working toward publishing in 2005 detailed government finance statistics, including time series. National accounts press releases include charts and commentaries about recent developments. The NSSG is investigating whether provisional structural surveys could be used to improve the timeliness of the weight revisions.

Greece Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Greece Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments
A Book

by IBP USA

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2012-03-03
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 1438774478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greece Country Study Guide - Strategic Information and Developments Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Greece in Crisis

Greece in Crisis
The Cultural Politics of Austerity

by Dimitris Tziovas

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-08-30
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1786732521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since 2010 Greece has been experiencing the longest period of austerity and economic downturn in its recent history. Economic changes may be happening more rapidly and be more visible than the cultural effects of the crisis which are likely to take longer to become visible, however in recent times, both at home and abroad, the Greek arts scene has been discussed mainly in terms of the crisis. While there is no shortage of accounts of Greece's economic crisis by financial and political analysts, the cultural impact of austerity has yet to be properly addressed. This book analyses hitherto uncharted cultural aspects of the Greek economic crisis by exploring the connections between austerity and culture. Covering literary, artistic and visual representations of the crisis, it includes a range of chapters focusing on different aspects of the cultural politics of austerity such as the uses of history and archaeology, the brain drain and the Greek diaspora, Greek cinema, museums, music festivals, street art and literature as well as manifestations of how the crisis has led Greeks to rethink or question cultural discourses and conceptions of identity.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

by Charles Freeman

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-03
  • Pages : 759
  • ISBN : 0199651922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Greece: A History

Greece: A History

by Alexander Eliot

  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release : 2016-05-21
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 1612309577
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here, from the award-winning writer and historian Alexander Eliot, is the dramatic story of the rise of ancient Greece to the fall of the Greek Empire - from the city-states of Athens and Sparta to the empire of Alexander the Great and the power of Constantine, from myths of gods and goddesses to the foundations of Orthodox Christianity and from Herodotus and Homer to Aristotle and Euclid. The history of Greece - the birthplace of Western civilization, democracy, mathematics, philosophy, and theater - unfolds in vivid detail in these pages.

The IMF and the Crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal

The IMF and the Crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal
A Book

by International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office,International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Release : 2016-09-23
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1475525141
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume book brings together nine background papers prepared for an evaluation by the IMF Independent Evaluation Office of “the IMF and the crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal.” It presents an authoritative work on the evolving relationship between the IMF and the euro area, a common currency area founded in 1999 consisting of advanced, highly integrated economies in Europe. The euro area, or any common currency area for that matter, has posed challenges to the IMF’s operational activities as its Articles of Agreement contain no provision for joint membership. The challenges became intense when a series of crises erupted in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal from 2009 to 2011, and the Fund was called upon to help intervene by offering its financing and crisis management expertise. The IMF found itself in uncharted territory where there was no precedent or established procedure. The chapters, many of which are prepared by prominent academics and former senior IMF officials who are thoroughly familiar with internal procedures, discuss various aspects of the IMF’s engagement with the euro area, including precrisis surveillance, how key decisions were made, how the IMF collaborated with European institutions, and how it designed and implemented its lending programs with the three crisis countries. The book gives prominence to governance-related issues, given the large voting share (of more than 20 percent) within the IMF of euro area members and the subsequent public perception that the IMF treated the euro area more favorably than it does developing and emerging market members. The approaches are both cross-cutting and country-based. Some chapters deal with issues related to the euro area as a whole, while others focus on how the Fund engaged with individual euro area countries. The book contains a statement on the IEO evaluation by the IMF Managing Director and a Summing Up of the Executive Board discussion held in July 2016.

Imagined Communities in Greece and Turkey

Imagined Communities in Greece and Turkey
Trauma and the Population Exchanges under Atat?rk

by Emine Yesim Bedlek

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-12-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0857728008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1923 the Turkish government, under its new leader Kemal Ataturk, signed a renegotiated Balkan Wars treaty with the major powers of the day and Greece. This treaty provided for the forced exchange of 1.3 million Christians from Anatolia to Greece, in return for 30,000 Greek Muslims. The mass migration that ensued was a humanitarian catastrophe - of the 1.3 million Christians relocated it is estimated only 150,000 were successfully integrated into the Greek state. Furthermore, because the treaty was ethnicity-blind, tens of thousands of Muslim Greeks (ethnically and linguistically) were forced into Turkey against their will. Both the Greek and Turkish leadership saw this exchange as crucial to the state-strengthening projects both powers were engaged in after the First World War. Here, Emine Bedlek approaches this enormous shift in national thinking through literary texts - addressing the themes of loss, identity, memory and trauma which both populations experienced. The result is a new understanding of the tensions between religious and ethnic identity in modern Turkey.

Background Papers on The IMF and the Crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal

Background Papers on The IMF and the Crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal
A Book

by Moisés J. Schwartz,Shinji Takagi

  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Release : 2017-06-30
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN : 148430666X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume book brings together nine background papers prepared for an evaluation by the IMF Independent Evaluation Office of “the IMF and the crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal.” It presents an authoritative work on the evolving relationship between the IMF and the euro area, a common currency area founded in 1999 consisting of advanced, highly integrated economies in Europe. The euro area, or any common currency area for that matter, has posed challenges to the IMF’s operational activities as its Articles of Agreement contain no provision for joint membership. The challenges became intense when a series of crises erupted in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal from 2009 to 2011, and the Fund was called upon to help intervene by offering its financing and crisis management expertise. The IMF found itself in uncharted territory where there was no precedent or established procedure. The chapters, many of which are prepared by prominent academics and former senior IMF officials who are thoroughly familiar with internal procedures, discuss various aspects of the IMF’s engagement with the euro area, including precrisis surveillance, how key decisions were made, how the IMF collaborated with European institutions, and how it designed and implemented its lending programs with the three crisis countries. The book gives prominence to governance-related issues, given the large voting share (of more than 20 percent) within the IMF of euro area members and the subsequent public perception that the IMF treated the euro area more favorably than it does developing and emerging market members. The approaches are both cross-cutting and country-based. Some chapters deal with issues related to the euro area as a whole, while others focus on how the Fund engaged with individual euro area countries. The book contains a statement on the IEO evaluation by the IMF Managing Director and a Summing Up of the Executive Board discussion held in July 2016.

Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece

Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece
A Book

by Paula Renee Burzawa

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2018-10-03
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1532056192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece is the third book by award-winning author Paula Renee Burzawa. Join her on the journey to a Mediterranean vacation home in southern Greece, where time stands still. Detailing vacationing in the village of Vassara and delicately balancing life as an American and native, Burzawa’s intertwined essays entertain as she brings readers on the trip of a lifetime, experiencing the ancient marbles of the Acropolis and walking the quiet cobblestone streets hidden away within the mountains of Parnonas. Sharing hilarious and poignant perspectives of her mother’s homeland, Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece chronicles time spent abroad with renewed reflection, including a quest to locate one of Greece’s secret schools and an account of what happens when a town’s water supply suddenly stops. From visiting Burzawa’s grandfather’s World War II memorial, to a day’s excursion in the charming seaside town of Nafplion, to an unforgettable stay at one of the most exquisite, world-famous hotels in Athens, readers are sure to feel they’ve stamped their passports as well, enjoying this modern-day visit to an ancient, magical destination. Told with Burzawa’s funny yet sensitive style, her detailed descriptions are real and true, making Eternal Stones and Other Memories of Greece an easily loved vacation treat!

Academic Libraries in Greece

Academic Libraries in Greece
The Present Situation and Future Prospects

by Dean H. Keller

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781560243656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Academic libraries in Greece are just now beginning the technological revolution that has swept the highly industrial west for the past couple decades. Greek, British, and American contributors with library or education experience in Greece discuss such matters as automation, librarian education, and international cooperation, mostly at specific universities. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Greece

Greece
An Introduction

by E. M. Pantelouris

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander
The Evidence

by Joseph Roisman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-12-19
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1118300955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

Greece

Greece
A Book

by Larousse Harrap Publishers

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 973
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern Greece

Modern Greece
What Everyone Needs to Know

by Stathis Kalyvas

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0199948771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The entire world turned its focus toward the troubled nation, waiting for the possibility of a Greek exit from the European Monetary Union and its potential to unravel the entire Union, with other weaker members heading for the exit as well. The effects of Greece's crisis are also tied up in the global arguments about austerity, with many viewing it as necessary medicine, and still others seeing austerity as an intellectually bankrupt approach to fiscal policy that only further damages weak economies. In Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know, Stathis Kalyvas, an eminent scholar of conflict, Europe, and Greece combines the most up-to-date economic and political-science findings on the current Greek crisis with a discussion of Greece's history.