Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - 234 pagina's
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Ancient Greece comes alive in this recreation of the daily lives of ordinary people--men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Taking account of the most up-to-date discoveries, the author provides a wealth of information on such varied facets of Greek life as food and drink, dress, housing, literacy, juvenile delinquency, the plight of the elderly, the treatment of slaves, and much more.

Readers can gain an in-depth understanding of what it was like to live in one of the greatest eras of human history. Garland provides answers to such questions as: What were the Ancient Greeks' attitudes toward foreigners? What was their life expectancy? How were women treated? Passages from ancient authors enhance the text of this indispensable reference work.

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Pagina 212 - The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently.
Pagina 60 - Oedipus was ritually wounded in the foot (hence his name, which means "swollen foot") and exposed on Mount Cithaeron, because of a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.
Pagina 107 - ... oath, but to nobody else. I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course.
Pagina 101 - When this is drunk up wise guests go home. The fourth bowl is ours no longer, but belongs to violence ; the fifth to uproar, the sixth to drunken revel, the seventh to black eyes. The eighth is the policeman's, the ninth belongs to biliousness, and the tenth to madness and hurling the furniture.
Pagina 58 - ... months from Pharmouthi of the current 17th year of Caesar, the foundling infant slave child ... called ... which Isidora has given out to her, receiving from her, Isidora, as wages for milk and nursing ten silver drachmas and two cotyls of oil every month.
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Pagina 105 - A man with the knowledge of how to produce by means of a regimen dryness and moisture, cold and heat in the human body, could cure this disease too provided that he could distinguish the right moment for the application of the remedies.
Pagina 78 - ... fatherland. That lesson the legislator laid to heart, and in Sparta he enforced, as a matter of public duty, the practice of every virtue by every citizen. And so it is that, just as man differs from man in some excellence, according as he cultivates or neglects to cultivate it, this city of Sparta, with good reason, outshines all other states in virtue; since she, and she alone, has made the attainment of a high standard of noble living a public duty. And was not this a noble enactment, that...

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ROBERT GARLAND is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of Classics at Colgate University. He is the author of a number of books on the ancient world, including The Greek Way of Death (1985), The Piralus (1988), The Greek Way of Life (1990), Religion and the Greeks (1994), and The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (1995).

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