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The World of Ancient Greece: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Michael Lovano
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  • ISBN-10: 1440837317
  • ISBN-13: 9781440837319
  • DDC: 938.003
  • 977 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

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. It 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Daily Life Encyclopedias.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Arts.
2: Dance.
3: Gold and Silver.
4: History.
5: Literature, Hellenistic.
6: Mosaics.
7: Music.
8: Painting, Pottery.
9: Painting, Walls/Panels.
10: Philosophy, Aristotle.
11: Philosophy, Cynics.
12: Philosophy, Epicureans.
13: Philosophy, Platonic.
14: Philosophy, Skeptics.
15: Philosophy, Stoics.
16: Poetry, Epic.
17: Poetry, Lyric.
18: Rhetoric.
19: Satyr Plays.
20: Sculpture, Archaic.
21: Sculpture, Hellenistic.
22: Sculpture/Freestanding Statuary, Classical.
23: Sculpture/Reliefs, Mounted Statuary, Classical.
24: Second Sophistic Movement.
25: Sophists.
26: Temple Architecture.
27: Theater, Comedy.
28: Theater, Tragedy.
29: Economics and Work.
30: Actors.
31: Agriculture.
32: Animal Husbandry.
33: Apothecaries/Pharmacology.
34: Banking.
35: Carpentry.
36: Cloth-Making.
37: Cost of Living.
38: Currency.
39: Debt.
40: Fishing.
41: Landownership.
42: Masonry.
43: Merchants and Markets.
44: Metal-Refining.
45: Metalworking.
46: Midwives and Wet Nurses.
47: Mining.
48: Orators and Speechwriters.
49: Piracy and Banditry.
50: Pottery-Making.
51: Retirement.
52: Slavery, Private.
53: Slavery, Public.
54: Social Revolution, Hellenistic Era.
55: Taxation.
56: Trade.
57: Travel.
58: Viticulture.
59: Weights and Measures.
60: Family and Gender.
61: Abandonment and Abortion.
62: Adoption.
63: Adultery.
64: Blended Families.
65: Burial.
66: Childbirth and Infancy.
67: Childhood and Youth.
68: Clans/Genē.
69: Daughters.
70: Death and Dying.
71: Divorce.
72: Extended Family.
73: Fathers.
74: Friendship and Love.
75: Grandparents.
76: Homosexuality.
77: Inheritance.
78: Marriage.
79: Men.
80: Mothers.
81: Mourning/Memorialization.
82: Play.
83: Sexuality.
84: Sons.
85: Weddings.
86: Women.
87: Fashion and Appearance.
88: Bathing/Baths.
89: Body, Attitudes toward.
90: Clothing, Classical Age, Females.
91: Clothing, Classical Age, Males.
92: Cosmetics.
93: Footwear.
94: Foreign Dress.
95: Hairstyles.
96: Headgear.
97: Hygiene.
98: Jewelry.
99: Food and Drink.
100: Bread.
101: Cheese and Other Dairy Products.
102: Condiments and Seasonings.
103: Cooking.
104: Dessert.
105: Drunkenness.
106: Famine and Food Supply.
107: Feasts and Banquets.
108: Fruits and Nuts.
109: Grains.
110: Hospitality.
111: Hunting and Wild Game.
112: Kitchens/Kitchen Utensils.
113: Legumes.
114: Meals.
115: Meat.
116: Nectar and Ambrosia.
117: Nutrition and Malnutrition.
118: Olives and Olive Oil.
119: Poisons and Toxic Foods.
120: Potions.
121: Poultry, Birds, and Eggs.
122: Seafood.
123: Soups and Stews.
124: Vegetables.
125: Vegetarianism.
126: Wine.