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Megarian Moments. The Local World of an Ancient Greek City-State

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Book Series: Teiresias Supplements Online ISBN: 9781770962231 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 292 Language: English
Publisher: McGill University Library & Archives
Subject: History
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Situated near the main traffic artery in Central Greece and surrounded by poleis that were more powerful, the ancient city-state of Megara was often a punching bag of others. In neighbouring Athens in particular, the Megarians were subject to all sorts of slander and expressions of chauvinism. The people of Megara, by default, had their own assessment of the world and their role in it. A highway to others, the Megarid, was a rich source of meaning and orientation to its inhabitants. This local backdrop, often misunderstood as petty or irrelevant, constituted a unique local discourse environment. Rather than telling a narrative history of Megara – unravelling its local history, as it were –, this volume delves into the local discourse of this ancient city. The various contributions all shed light on the prevailing identity of place, on what it meant to be from Megara. In doing so, the book unpacks the vibrant local life in a Greek city-state. In their endeavour to break the code of a local discourse and recreate its environment, the editors and authors also invite readers to rethink approximations toward the pluriverse of poleis in Greek Antiquity.

Frühe Reisende in Phokis und Lokris - Berichte aus Zentralgriechenland vom 12. bis 19. Jahrhundert

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ISBN: 9783941875005 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2009-507 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Today, detailed reports of travellers, traders and diplomats are interesting and often pleasurable sources for the conditions in Central Greece. This book shows how the landscapes of Phokis and Lokris changed in the medieval age and during the Ottoman regency. It also pictures how Greece changed from the time of the Kingdom to the present-days.

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Ottomans --- Greece --- Phokis --- Lokris --- medieval age --- ancient Greece

Advances in Forest Fire Research 2018

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Book Series: Outros Títulos ISBN: 9789892616490 Year: Pages: 1416 DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-16-506 Language: English
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Apesar de todos os esforços dos governos e das agências operacionais, e da contribuição das comunidades científicas e técnicas, o impacto dos incêndios florestais persiste e, pelo menos em algumas regiões, mesmo com uma tendência crescente. Os trágicos incêndios de Portugal em 2017 e da Grécia em 2018, com um número sem precedentes de vítimas mortais entre a população civil nos tempos modernos, chamam a nossa atenção para o facto de que o que está em jogo nos incêndios florestais não é apenas o ambiente natural, o clima, a paisagem, a economia ou a ecologia. Nestes e noutros episódios dos últimos anos, em todo o mundo, os incêndios florestais ameaçaram a segurança e o bem-estar das pessoas e mostraram como são capazes de destruir o maior valor que temos de proteger, o da vida humana.

Die Kinder des Schweigens

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ISBN: 9783205777724 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437209 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3950
Subject: History
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The original edition "Ta paidia tis siopis" was published by Ekdoseis Parousia Publishing House (ISBN 960-7601-64-5). The author owns the copyright and transferred it to the editor of the German translation for free. The author is one of the most prominent ethnologists of Greece. He investigates the family and kinship structures as well as the marriage practices, the transfer of marriage goods, and the dowry stystem of in the Arvanite villages in Southeastern Attica (Southern Greece) on the basis of fieldwork and archival research. The Arvanites represent the predecessors of the present Albanian population a branch of which migrated to its present settlements in the second half of the 14th century. The main title of the book is related to the fact that due to the adaption processes of th 19th and 20th centuries this ethnic group does not any longer practice its original language in everyday life. The author states that also the original social structure shifted towards the Greek environment, e.g. in form of ambilineal descent calculation instead of the original patrilineal descent calculation. Alexakis work enters scientific newland insofar as the author is the first Greek scholar who treats this topic from a modern historical-anthropological perspective. He, therefore, sheds ligtht on a topic that had been ignored by official Greece until a few years ago. The book is structured into three chapters: 1) Marriage Payments 2) Familiy and Property Transfer 3)Ambilineal Descent Group and Marriage Strategies.

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Greece --- Arvanites --- Family --- Kinship --- Marriage --- Attica

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece

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Book Series: Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ISBN: 9783110227369 9783110200591 Year: Volume: 307 Pages: 475 DOI: 10.1515/9783110227369 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--Provided by publisher.

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history --- greece --- oath --- classical studies --- polis

Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

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ISBN: 9781474410991 9781474411004 9781474411011 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101061
Subject: Philosophy
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From the sixth century BCE onwards there occurred a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as such as that understanding the inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe. This intellectual transformation is sometimes called the beginning of philosophy. And it occurred – independently it seems - in both India and Greece, but not in the vast Persian Empire that divided them. How was this possible? This is a puzzle that has never been solved. This volume brings together Hellenists and Indologists representing a variety of perspectives on the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and on how to explain them. It offers a collaborative contribution to the burgeoning interest in the Axial Age and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the big questions inspired by the ancient world.

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Classics --- History --- Ancient --- Greece --- Indian --- Philosophy

Geschichte als Element antiker Kultur. Die Griechen und ihre Geschichte(n)

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Book Series: Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten ISSN: 2198-9664 ISBN: 9783110350999 9783110377781 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 150 DOI: 10.1515/9783110350999 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The relationship between conceptions of history and forms of political organization has been almost completely neglected in the study of ancient Greek Culture so far. This book shows that an important element of social self-affirmation lays in this very relationship, facilitating a proper assessment of the importance of Greek historiography, and thus casting an entirely new light on a key phenomenon of ancient culture.

Athens and the War on Public Space: Tracing a City in Crisis

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ISBN: 9781947447462 9781947447479 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0199.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Political Science
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Sometimes, the maelstrom of a crisis can be captured in a single image. The image of the mundane, barely noticeable movement of an urban dweller as they go about their everyday life. Athens and the War on Public Space commences from images just like this one, collected over a two-year period of research (2012–2014) in Athens during a time of severe financial and political crisis. For the author-curators of this volume, public space became a light-sensitive surface upon which they could begin to map the material imprints of the most structural and violent characteristics of the crisis, and their research spread in different directions, tracking the role of infrastructure and the shifts the financial crisis brought about upon built environments, the violent manifestations of the official anti-migrant policy, the rise of racism, the imposition of the emergency upon public space, and the phenomenology of mass transit.

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Athens --- protest --- photography --- Greece --- Euro --- urban space --- immigration

Monarchische Herrschaft im Altertum

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 21901392 ISBN: 9783110463859 Year: Volume: 94 Pages: 685 DOI: 10.1515/9783110463859 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
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Monarchical rule was omnipresent in the ancient world, but until now, there has been no comparative study of the phenomenon across epochs and cultures. The volume fills this gap, examining autarchy in the ancient Near East, across Greco-Roman antiquity, and up to the early Middle Ages. It includes a comparison with ancient China, and an essay from the perspective of reception history.

Social Movements and Solidarity Structures in Crisis-Ridden Greece

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ISBN: 9789048551460 Year: Pages: 367 DOI: 10.5117/9789463722438 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Economics
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Social Movements and Solidarity Structures in Crisis-Ridden Greece explores the rich grassroots experience of social movements in Greece between 2008 and 2016. The harsh conditions of austerity triggered the rise of vibrant mobilizations that went hand-in-hand with the emergence of numerous solidarity structures, providing unofficial welfare services to the suffering population. Based on qualitative field research conducted in more than 50 social movement organizations in Greece’s two major cities, the book offers an in-depth analysis of the contentious mechanisms that led to the development of such solidarity initiatives. By analyzing the organizational structure, resources and identity of markets without middlemen, social and collective kitchens, organizations distributing food parcels, social clinics and self-managed cooperatives, this study explains the enlargement of boundaries of collective action in times of crisis.

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