The Rise of Athens

The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

Author: Anthony Everitt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 576

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A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history’s most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world—from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning, through the city’s political and cultural golden age, to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town. Anthony Everitt constructs his history with unforgettable portraits of the talented, tricky, ambitious, and unscrupulous Athenians who fueled the city’s rise: Themistocles, the brilliant naval strategist who led the Greeks to a decisive victory over their Persian enemies; Pericles, arguably the greatest Athenian statesman of them all; and the wily Alcibiades, who changed his political allegiance several times during the course of the Peloponnesian War—and died in a hail of assassins’ arrows. Here also are riveting you-are-there accounts of the milestone battles that defined the Hellenic world: Thermopylae, Marathon, and Salamis among them. An unparalleled storyteller, Everitt combines erudite, thoughtful historical analysis with stirring narrative set pieces that capture the colorful, dramatic, and exciting world of ancient Greece. Although the history of Athens is less well known than that of other world empires, the city-state’s allure would inspire Alexander the Great, the Romans, and even America’s own Founding Fathers. It’s fair to say that the Athenians made possible the world in which we live today. In this peerless new work, Anthony Everitt breathes vivid life into this most ancient story. Praise for The Rise of Athens “[An] invaluable history of a foundational civilization . . . combining impressive scholarship with involving narration.”—Booklist “Compelling . . . a comprehensive and entertaining account of one of the most transformative societies in Western history . . . Everitt recounts the high points of Greek history with flair and aplomb.”—Shelf Awareness “Highly readable . . . Everitt keeps the action moving.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Anthony Everitt’s The Rise of Rome “Rome’s history abounds with remarkable figures. . . . Everitt writes for the informed and the uninformed general reader alike, in a brisk, conversational style, with a modern attitude of skepticism and realism.”—The Dallas Morning News “[A] lively and readable account . . . Roman history has an uncanny ability to resonate with contemporary events.”—Maclean’s “Elegant, swift and faultless as an introduction to his subject.”—The Spectator “An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city’s 500-year rise to empire.”—Kirkus Reviews “Fascinating history and a great read.”—Chicago Sun-Times

تاريخ موجز للمواطنية

Author: ديريك هيتر

Publisher: Dar al Saqi

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 974

إن هذا المسح التمهيدي لتاريخ المواطنية ومبادئها وممارستها، مبنيٌّ على التسليم بأن الأوضاع الراهنة والنقاشات بشأن المواطنية لا يمكن فهمها دون معرفة الخلفيات التاريخية.+++ يزوّدنا المؤلف بذلك، من خلال سرد تحليلي لوظيفة المواطنية وكبار المنظرين، من "إسبرطة" إلى الزمن الحاضر، يحتوي على مقتطفات من نصوص أساسية. كما يسأل القارئ أن يعرض كيف تتميّز المواطنية عن الأشكال الأخرى للهوية المجتمعية ـ السياسية، وذلك باستخدام الإثباتات التاريخية التي يقدمها. ويركز، بصورة خاصة، على الافتراضات الشائعة بأن المواطنية والجنسيّة هما صنوان، متشككاً في هذه المقولة، باعتماده على أسس الخبرات التاريخية والصعوبات التي تثيرها.

جمهورية أفلاطون

Author:

Publisher: Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 882

أجل إننا لسنا نوافق أفلاطون في كل نظرياته, وقد نشرناها على مسؤوليته، ولكننا معجبون وأكثر من معجبين, بنظام تفكيره, ورحابة صدره, وضبطه في الإحكام, وفيض بلاغته وبيانه. ونشاركه في غرض التأليف العام وهو((السعادة)) وفي الوسيلة الخاصة المؤدية إلى ذلك الغرض وهي ((الفضيلة)) ونافقه في أن الفضيلة تراد لذاتها ونتائجها. وفي أن الفرد دولة مصغرة والدولة جسـم كبير, وأن ما يسعد الدولة يسـعد الفرد، وأن الرجل الكـامل – المثـل الأعلى – هو الذي تحكم عقله في شهواته, وانقادت حماسته إلى حكمته, وعاش ومات في خدمة المجموع. body,div,table,thead,tbody,tfoot,tr,th,td,p { font-family:"Calibri"; font-size:x-small } a.comment-indicator:hover + comment { background:#ffd; position:absolute; display:block; border:1px solid black; padding:0.5em; } a.comment-indicator { background:red; display:inline-block; border:1px solid black; width:0.5em; height:0.5em; } comment { display:none; }

The Transformational Decade

Snapshots of a Decade from 9/11 to the Obama Presidency

Author: Herbert I. London

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 389

The Transformational Decade attempts to show the transformation that took place in American life from the attack on the World Trade Center to the emergence of the Obama presidency. It illuminates a decade that challenged the essence of the free market and contested America s role on the world stage. "

Arming the Confederacy

How Virginia’s Minerals Forged the Rebel War Machine

Author: Robert C. Whisonant

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 206

View: 251

This is a fresh look at the American Civil War from the standpoint of the natural resources necessary to keep the armies in the field. This story of the links between minerals, topography, and the war in western Virginia now comes to light in a way that enhances our understanding of America’s greatest trial. Five mineral products – niter, lead, salt, iron, and coal – were absolutely essential to wage war in the 1860s. For the armies of the South, those resources were concentrated in the remote Appalachian highlands of southwestern Virginia. From the beginning of the war, the Union knew that the key to victory was the destruction or occupation of the mines, furnaces, and forges located there, as well as the railroad that moved the resources to where they were desperately needed. To achieve this, Federal forces repeatedly advanced into the treacherous mountainous terrain to fight some of the most savage battles of the War.

A History of the Italian Republics

Being a View of the Rise, Progress, and Fall of Italian Freedom

Author: Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde Sismondi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Italy

Page: 300

View: 778

Religious and Philosophical Topics

Author: Gary Clifford Gibson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 652

Religious and philosophical topics written between 2007 and 2009 form this collection of essays published by Gary C. Gibson in 2009.

The Classical Greeks

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 736

The story of the Athenian Golden Age by one of the world's pre-eminent classical historians. The Golden Age of ancient Greek city-state civilization lasted from 490 to 336 BC, the period between the first wars against Persia and Carthage and the accession of Alexander the Great. Never has there been such a multiplication of talents and genius within so limited a period and Michael Grant captures this astonishing civilization at the height of its powers.

A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World

Author: David Sacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 825

Alphabetically arranged entries provide a detailed look at the history of this ancient culture, covering such topics as art, architecture, technology, and women's roles.