Modern Greek and American English in Contact

Greek records (Q 26): 1. No. “I have no Greek records. But I do like Greek music of all kinds, especially city folk music and popular music.” (C27 [I 9]). 3. Yes. “just Greek musick ssic]” (C88). “|8ískus elimikéss” [“Greek records'.] ...

Author: P. David Seaman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110811766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Greek Latin Philosophical Interaction

Chapter 2 Greek - Latin Philosophical Interaction Introduction ? In antiquity , Europe was divided into a Greek and a Latin zone of influence . The limits of the Greek zone had been established c.300 BC , and in the eastern ...

Author: Sten Ebbesen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754658376

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Sten Ebbesen has contributed many works in the field of ancient and medieval philosophy over many decades of dedicated research. His style is crisp and lucid and his philosophical penetration and exposition of often difficult concepts and issues is both clear and intellectually impressive. Ashgate is proud to present this three volume set of his collected essays, all of them thoroughly revised and updated. Each volume is thematically arranged.Volume One: Greek-Latin Philosophical Interaction explores issues of relevance to the history of logic and semantics, and in particular connections and/or differences between Greek and Latin theory and scholarly procedures, with special emphasis on late antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Greek Science in the Long Run

Greek poetry and philosophy is quoted in Greek and in which–apart from the initial praise of Eustathius for his fluency in Latin (I.5.16.)–everybody seems to be at least functionally bilingual enough to take part in such conversations ...

Author: Paula Olmos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443838412

Category: Science

Page: 335

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Greek traditions relating to both the arts and sciences of life and health and those regarding the systematic development of theories of measurement and quantification enjoyed an incredibly long reputation and showed a kind of versatility that challenges any simplistic, dogmatic or a priori viewpoint about the meaning and social function of systematic knowledge. In this sense, they allow us to focus on very specific traits of the multiple processes of production, textual arrangement and transmission of the sciences. Greek Science in the Long Run: Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th c. BCE–17th c. CE) offers a collection of essays in which renowned international experts in ancient, medieval and early modern history and culture and the history of science, together with young researchers in these same fields, reflect upon different aspects of this long-standing prominence of Greek models and traditions in the changing configuration of the sciences. The main aim of the volume is to revisit the different processes by which such doctrinal traditions originated, were transmitted and received within diverse socio-cultural contexts and frameworks. The specialized scholars and academics contributing to the volume embrace advanced standpoints regarding these issues and ensure a successful and substantial contribution to one of the lines of research that has recently attracted the most attention within the field of humanities: the interdisciplinary project of a historical epistemology seriously informed by an advanced history of epistemology or the sciences.

A History of the Greek and Roman World Routledge Revivals

The Pythagorean asceticism made demands on human nature which even the Greek world could not meet; and yet Plato borrows from it one of the most important features of his ideal of social life. On the question of family life he is a ...

Author: George B. Grundy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317704355

Category: History

Page: 538

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A History of the Greek and Roman World, first published in 1926, presents the story of Graeco-Roman antiquity from its earliest recorded origins to the height of the Roman imperium. It aims to bring into prominence the internal dynamism - political, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic – which animated the ancient peoples at different periods of their history, and to draw attention to the physical, socio-economic and religious conditions under which they lived. Written in a style which will likely be unfamiliar to modern readers, Grundy’s historical portrait is painted with broad brush-strokes, offering not only compelling narrative but also incisive commentary on the individuals and societies which occupy the foreground. A History of the Greek and Roman World will be of interest for the general enthusiast as well as students, who may value such a radically different approach to the interpretation of antiquity compared to the conventions which prevail amongst contemporary scholars.

Interpreting Greek Tragedy

30 The seventy-year period Uust two generations) spanned by extant Greek tragedy, which represents its mature creative ... which the Greeks shaped for the rest of Western culture, and also a new narrative language of myth: tragedy.

Author: Charles Segal

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501746703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

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This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

A Greek Roman Empire

Enough has been said to illustrate the constant dialogue, crossing and re- crossing the boundary between Greek and Latin, which marked the government of Theodosius's Empire. But was Greek the only language in use among the population ...

Author: Fergus Millar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247035

Category: History

Page: 279

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Localism and the Ancient Greek City State

“The Greek Polis and the Tradition of Polis History: Local History, Chronicles and the Patterning of the Past.” In Patterns of the Past: Epitedeumata in the Greek Tradition, ed. A. Moreno and R. Thomas, 145–72. Oxford. Thomas, R. 2014b.

Author: Hans Beck

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226711515

Category: History

Page: 304

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Much like our own time, the ancient Greek world was constantly expanding and becoming more connected to global networks. The landscape was shaped by an ecology of city-states, local formations that were stitched into the wider Mediterranean world. While the local is often seen as less significant than the global stage of politics, religion, and culture, localism, argues historian Hans Beck has had a pervasive influence on communal experience in a world of fast-paced change. Far from existing as outliers, citizens in these communities were deeply concerned with maintaining local identity, commercial freedom, distinct religious cults, and much more. Beyond these cultural identifiers, there lay a deeper concept of the local that guided polis societies in their contact with a rapidly expanding world. Drawing on a staggering range of materials—including texts by both known and obscure writers, numismatics, pottery analysis, and archeological records—Beck develops fine-grained case studies that illustrate the significance of the local experience. Localism and the Ancient Greek City-State builds bridges across disciplines and ideas within the humanities and shows how looking back at the history of Greek localism is important not only in the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean, but also in today’s conversations about globalism, networks, and migration.

A Bestiary of Monsters in Greek Mythology

Gantz, Timothy, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996 (Vol. 1). Goldhill, S. & Osborne, R. (eds), Art and Text in Ancient Greek Culture. (Cambridge Studies in New Art History ...

Author: Spyros Syropoulos

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784919511

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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The aim of this book is to explore the realm of the imaginary world of Greek mythology and present the reader with a categorization of monstrosity, referring to some of the most noted examples in each category.

Ancient and Medieval Greek Etymology

This name itself apparently derives from a causal etymology in Greek (the Axine sea is so called because it is inhospitable), but it could well be secondary considering the Iranian origin it has usually received in the literature.

Author: Arnaud Zucker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110714913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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This volume on Greek synchronic etymology offers a set of papers evidencing the cultural significance of etymological commitment in ancient and medieval literature. The four sections illustrate the variety of approaches of the same object, which for Greek writers was much more than a technical way of studying language. Contributions focus on the functions of etymology as they were intended by the authors according to their own aims. (1) “Philosophical issues” addresses the theory of etymology and its explanatory power, especially in Plato and in Neoplatonism. (2) “Linguistic issues” discusses various etymologizing techniques and the status of etymology, which was criticized and openly rejected by some authors. (3) “Poetical practices of etymology” investigates the ubiquitous presence of etymological reflections in learned poetry, whatever the genre, didactic, aetiological or epic. (4) “Etymology and word-plays” addresses the vexed question of the limit between a mere pun and a real etymological explanation, which is more than once difficult to establish. The wide range of genres and authors and the interplay between theoretical reflection and applied practice shows clearly the importance of etymology in Greek thought.

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

continuing for years afterward), in which a diverse group of Greek polities banded together to ward off invasions by the king of Persia, who controlled a vast territory across the Aegean Sea from the Greek mainland.

Author: Melissa Lane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141976167

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.

An Introduction to Greek Art

This was the result of the Greeks' ability to combine representation with abstract design and their desire that a statue should be not only the image of a human being but also a thing of beauty. The Greeks' interestin only representing ...

Author: Susan Woodford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472526397

Category: History

Page: 224

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The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time has taken its toll; damaged statues have lost their colour and wall paintings have been totally destroyed. And yet sympathetic study of surviving sculpture and of drawing on vases can give extraordinary insight into and appreciation of these once brilliant works This book, designed originally for students, introduces the reader to Greek sculpture and vase painting in the critical period from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC. The works discussed are generously illustrated and lucidly analysed to give a vivid picture of the splendor of Greek art. The up-dated second edition includes a new chapter examining art in Greek society, a timeline to help relate artistic development to historical events, an explanation of how dates BC are arrived at, a brief overview of Greek temple plans and a further reading list of recent books. This clear, approachable and rigorous introduction makes the beauty of Greek art more readily accessible and comprehensible, balancing description with interpretation and illustration, and is an invaluable tool to help develop insight, appreciation and comprehension.

Greek Religious Terminology Telete Orgia

He is inclined to identify numerous Egyptian gods with Greek ones and in certain religious festivals he sees the prototypes of some Greek ones. For example, in 2.171, he speaks about a lake in the vicinity of the kings' graves at Sais.

Author: Feyo Schuddeboom

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047440499

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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This volume collects and contextualizes ancient sources containing the terms τελετή and ὄργια for students of Greek religion. All the original texts, both literary and epigraphical, are accompanied by English translations.

A Greek grammar and Greek and English scripture lexicon

The Greeks also use three marks called accents : the acute accent ( ' ) marks elevation of the voice ; the grave ... The Greek punctuation consists of four marks ; the full stop and comma as in English ; a dot placed towards the upper ...

Author: Greville Ewing


ISBN: OXFORD:590349017



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An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution

one with a corvette ; the whole took fire , and were destroyed ; and the panic struck Turks fled with their fleet , and were pursued by the Greeks , who captured several transports . A subsequent attempt to draw off the Greek vessels ...

Author: Samuel Gridley Howe


ISBN: HARVARD:32044012698833

Category: Greece

Page: 452

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The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales Legends and Myths

Although the Greeks themselves did not give this set of traditions the name “mythology” or any other special appellation (cf. Detienne 1986), they appear to have regarded these stories as belonging together and, as discussed below, ...


Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400884674

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 584

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The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

The Greek Discovery of Politics

The Greeks , then , eventually arrived at isonomy by way of what was for much of the time a " blind process . " Disregarding whatever special traits the early Greeks may have possessed , we can say that the process began when the Greeks ...

Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674362322

Category: History

Page: 305

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Why the Greeks? How did it happen that these people--out of all Mediterranean societies--developed democratic systems of government? The outstanding German historian of the ancient world, Christian Meier, reconstructs the process of political thinking in Greek culture that led to democracy. He demonstrates that the civic identity of the Athenians was a direct precondition for the practical reality of this form of government. Meier shows how the structure of Greek communal life gave individuals a civic role and discusses a crucial reform that institutionalized the idea of equality before the law. In Greek drama--specifically Aeschylus' Oresteia--he finds reflections of the ascendancy of civil law and of a politicizing of life in the city-state. He examines the role of the leader as well as citizen participation in Athenian democracy and describes an ancient equivalent of the idea of social progress. He also contrasts the fifth-century Greek political world with today's world, drawing revealing comparisons. The Greek Discovery of Politics is important reading for ancient historians, classicists, political scientists, and anyone interested in the history of political thought or in the culture of ancient Greece.

Greek Lyric of the Archaic and Classical Periods

... This is the basis of our enjoyment and continuing fascination with what the experience of ancient Greek lyric amounts to, ... as marked by what the Greeks called pothos ... often translated as 'yearning,' or 'longing,' or 'regret.

Author: David Fearn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004424371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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What is distinctive about Greek lyric? How should we conceptualize it in relation to literature, song, music, rhetoric, history? This discussion investigates such questions, analysing a range of influential methodologies that have shaped the recent history of the field.

The Greek and Persian Wars 499 386 BC

away underthe cover of night, so, after the king's fleet had assembled at Aphetai, they held off from attacking the Greeks untila squadron of200 ships, which had been dispatched southwards tocircumnavigate Euboia and preventthe Greeks ...

Author: Philip de Souza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135882082

Category: History

Page: 96

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Greek Turkish Relationship and NATO

During the late1970sand 1980s, therewas little evidence that Greeks were concerned about anydanger of direct attack by Warsaw Pact forceson Greece's narrow and difficult todefend land stripinThrace and Macedonia', Thanos Dokos,'Greek ...

Author: Dr Fotios Moustakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135760281

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This publication shows that the Eastern Mediterranean, having been transformed from a region of secondary importance during the Cold War to one of greater importance for the western interests in the post-Cold War era, is in a state of flux. Despite sporadic periods of rapprochement, tensions between Greece and Turkey still exist. Therefore, one must question the grounds behind the lack of normal relations that exist between these two NATO members and its effects on the NATO organisation as a whole. Hence, this volume has two purposes first, to examine Greek and Turkish foreign, security and defence policies during and after the post-Cold War period and second, to investigate why these policies have been formulated.