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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

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.

The Past in the Present

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ISBN: 9781909188273 9781909188280 9781909188297 Year: Pages: 180 DOI: 10.5334/bak Language: English
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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The Past in the Present deals with the complexities in the operation and management of living heritage sites. It presents a new interpretation of such sites based on the concept of continuity, and its evolution to the present. It is demonstrated that the current theoretical framework and practice of conservation, as best epitomised in a values-based approach and the World Heritage concept, is based on discontinuity created between the monuments (considered to belong to the past) and the people of the present, thus seemingly unable to embrace living heritage sites. From this position, the study suggests an innovative approach that views communities and sites as an inseparable entity: a Living Heritage Approach. This approach brings a new insight into key concepts such as authenticity and sustainable development. Through the use of the monastic site of Meteora, Greece, as a case study, the discussion generated aims to shift the focus of conservation from ‘preservation’ towards a continual process of ‘creation’ in an ongoing present, attempting to change the way heritage is perceived, protected and, more importantly, further created.

“The Past in the Present is an important and much-needed contribution to the debate about living heritage – and it is particularly significant in the context of the heritage of the past in the modern world. Anyone concerned with how the past is, or should be, integrated within modern lives and identities will need to read this book.” – Leslie Brubaker, Director, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

“This interesting and thoroughly researched book by Ioannis Poulios is a useful tool in promoting the Living Heritage Approach, and provides a sound theoretical basis for future work. Living Heritage Approach is a paradigm shift that suggests a new way of addressing conservation for our heritage. ICCROM is proud to have introduced this approach, also with the contribution of Ioannis.” – Gamini Wijesuriya, Project Manager, ICCROM.
(DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/bak)

Monumenta.

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ISBN: 9783700172642 Year: Pages: 702 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_464190 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 50
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Messenia was one of the core areas of the Middle and Late Helladic culture in Greece. Based on a catalogue of 57 sites, which comprises about 240 tombs, their topographic situation, architectural design and the offerings found in them are analysed. This work provides a contribution to a better understanding of the social hierarchy and political changes in these phases of Greek prehistory.

Graz, Originalsammlung des Instituts für Archäologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität

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ISBN: 9783700175292 Year: Pages: 242 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_512622 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 157
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The volume contains 93 objects originating from workshops of the East Greek Area, the island of Cyprus, the Greek homeland and the Western Mediterranean like South Italy or Etruria.The pieces are shown to a large extent for the first time. Among the geometric pottery a fragment of a monumental crater of the Dipylon workshop is particularly noteworthy, among the Corinthian pottery two large alabastra of the Luxus-group emerge, but the Attic red-figure style is represented as the most prominent by a hydria of the Berlin painter.

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