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Early Greek Alphabetic Writing

By Natalia Elvira Astoreca
  • ISBN Code: : 1789257468
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : History
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Most scholarship on early Greek alphabetic writing has focused on the questions around the origin of 'the Greek alphabet', instead of acknowledging the diversity of alphabetic systems that emerged in Geometric and Archaic Greece. The research concerning the so-called epichoric scripts was introduced by Kirchhoff in the 19th century and saw its highest point in the 1960s with the works of Jeffery and Guarducci. Nevertheless, recent epigraphical finds and new possibilities offered by digital tools call for a revised, comprehensive study of these alphabets. Unlike previous research, which was mostly concerned with palaeography, this book presents a linguistic analysis of the epichoric alphabets that follows the latest trends in grapholinguistics and the methodology of comparative graphematics. The latter is a branch of writing systems research focused on the relationship between graphemes and the values that they represent and compares them across writing systems. This study compares the different Greek alphabets in their earliest stages, i.e. 8th and 7th centuries BC, also taking into account other contemporaneous alphabets, like those for Phrygian, Eteocretan and the Italic languages. Through the analysis of the data provided by the epigraphic texts dated within the chronological framework of this thesis, it is possible to identify the different notation systems that Greek-speakers devised to represent their dialects in writing. This brings new insights on the innovations created by these communities and the different alphabetic traditions present in Greece and across the Mediterranean. The conclusion of the book emphasizes the need to study these regional alphabets independently, rather than considering them as part of a unified entity - 'the Greek alphabet' - which did not exist at the time, and creates a new line for future research that intends to frame them individually within the ecology of ancient Mediterranean alphabets.

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An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery. The span of topics is broad—ranging from everyday resistance to slavery to philosophical justifications of slavery, and from the process of enslavement to the decline of slavery after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The book uses a wide spectrum of types of evidence, and relies on concrete and vivid examples whenever possible. Introductory chapters provide historical context and a clear and concise discussion of the methodological difficulties of studying ancient slavery. The following chapters are organized around central topics in slave studies: enslavement, economics, politics, culture, sex and family life, manumission and ex-slaves, everyday conflict, revolts, representations, philosophy and law, and decline and legacy. Chapters open with general discussions of important scholarly controversies and the challenges of our ancient evidence, and case studies from the classical Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman periods provide detailed and concrete explorations of the issues. Organized by key themes in slave studies with in-depth classical case studies Emphasizes Greek/Roman comparisons and contrasts Features helpful customized maps Topics range from demography to philosophy, from Linear B through the fall of the empire in the west Features myriad types of evidence: literary, historical, legal and philosophical texts, the bible, papyri, epitaphs, lead letters, curse tablets, art, manumission inscriptions, and more Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery provides a general survey of classical slavery and is particularly appropriate for college courses on Greek and Roman slavery, on comparative slave societies, and on ancient social history. It will also be of great interest to history enthusiasts and scholars, especially those interested in slavery in different periods and societies.

Manuscripts of the Greek Bible

By Bruce M. Metzger
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195365321
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Bibles
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  • Pdf File: manuscripts-of-the-greek-bible.pdf

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After a thorough survey of the fundamentals of Greek palaeograpy, the author discusses many of the distinctive features of biblical manuscripts, such as musical neumes, lectionaries, glosses, commentaries and illuminations.

Hellenistic Bookhands

By Guglielmo Cavallo,Herwig Maehler
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110210193
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: hellenistic-bookhands.pdf

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Hellenistic Bookhands dokumentiert die Entwicklung der für antike griechische Buchrollen verwendeten Schrift. An 94 griechischen Papyrustexten aus Ägypten und aus Herculaneum werden die stilistischen Eigenheiten der verschiedenen Schrifttypen herausgearbeitet, gleichzeitig wird ihre chronologische Abfolge erstmals auf eine verlässliche Grundlage gestellt. Das Handbuch ist gedacht als ein Werkzeug zur Datierung und Klassifizierung der auf Papyrus erhaltenen Reste antiker griechischer Bücher.

The Oracles of Apollo

By John Opsopaus
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738752258
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: the-oracles-of-apollo.pdf

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Throughout history, divination has been an important tool for seeking guidance from the gods. Fortunately, several classical divination systems are available to us again today. The Oracles of Apollo shows how to use two rediscovered divination systems: the Alphabet Oracle, a system that uses the ancient Greek alphabet, and the Counsels of the Seven Sages, a series of 147 short, oracular statements that were inscribed on tablets at Delphi. This book shares divination techniques and rituals—including the use of alphabet stones, dice, staves, beads, and coins—and interpretations of the outcomes to help you integrate the wisdom of the gods and goddesses. These oracles were originally designed thousands of years ago to provide insights into practical matters and deeper issues...and they can be used again today.

Complete Ancient Greek

By Gavin Betts,Alan Henry
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  • Publisher : Teach Yourself
  • Book Code : 1444131745
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: complete-ancient-greek.pdf

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Do you want to be able to read ancient Greek with confidence? Find all the essential tools in this best-selling course from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. The grammar of ancient Greek is explained systematically and carefully, and graded readings from Homer, Aesop, Herodotus, Thucydides and others bring it to life and give a context to the vocabulary. Extra material is provided online at www.teachyourself.com/ancientgreek to enhance your learning experience. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for understanding. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of ancient Greece.

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Greece

By Matt Doeden
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  • Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
  • Book Code : 1512476471
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: tools-and-treasures-of-ancient-greece.pdf

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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! Have you ever watched the Olympic Games? Voted in a class election? Used an alphabet with twenty-six letters? All these things came from ancient Greece. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Greeks lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!

Tools and Treasures of Ancient Greece

By Matt Doeden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Book Code : 1541508017
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: tools-and-treasures-of-ancient-greece.pdf

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Have you ever watched the Olympic Games? Voted in a class election? Used an alphabet with twenty-six letters? All these things came from ancient Greece. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Greeks lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!

The Modes of Ancient Greek Music

By D. B. Monro
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1634
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: the-modes-of-ancient-greek-music.pdf

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"The Modes of Ancient Greek Music" by D. B. Monro. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.