TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3803

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4819

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

Tools of the Ancient Greeks

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Build It Yourself

ISBN: 9780974934464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 156

View: 3501

Using timelines, sidebars, and hands-on activities, introduces the origin of ancient Greek theories in such fields as anatomy, engineering, philosophy, and politics, and the ways they continue to influence modern-day thinking.

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome

A Handbook for Time Travelers

Author: Jonathan W. Stokes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101998083

Category: HISTORY

Page: 144

View: 7197

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Romecontains information vital to the sensible time traveler- - Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? - What do I do if I'm attacked by barbarians? - What are my legal options if I'm fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar's assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. Remember- to make the most of your vacation to the past, be sure to pack a Thrifty Guide from the future!

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Author: Clyde E. Fant,Mitchell G. Reddish

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195139174

Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 442

Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament—including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation—is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive guidebook through these important sites. In A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, two well-known, well-traveled biblical scholars offer a fascinating historical and archaeological guide to these sites. The authors reveal countless new insights into the biblical text while reliably guiding the traveler through every significant location mentioned in the Bible. The book completely traces the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), Greece, Cyprus, and the islands of the Mediterranean. A description of the location and history of each site is given, followed by an intriguing discussion of its biblical significance. Clearly written and in non-technical language, the work links the latest in biblical research with recent archaeological findings. A visit to the site is described, complete with easy-to-follow walking directions, indicating the major items of archaeological interest. Detailed site maps, historical charts, and maps of the regions are integrated into the text, and a glossary of terms is provided. Easy to use and abundantly illustrated, this unique guide will help visitors to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus appreciate the rich history, significance, and great wonder of the ancient world of the Bible.

Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190263563

Category: Orators

Page: 416

View: 9280

In this biography---the first written in English for almost a century---Ian Worthington brings the great orator's career vividly to life. He provides a moving narrative of Demosthenes' humble and difficult beginnings, his fierce rivalries with other Athenian politicians, his victories and defeats in the public Assembly, and finally his posthumous influence as a politician and orator. In doing so, Worthington offers new insights into Demosthenes' motives and how he shaped his policy to achieve political power. Set against the rich backdrop of late classical Athens and Macedonia, this biography will appeal to all readers interested in the history and heritage of ancient Greece. All quotations from Demosthenes' speeches are translated and briefly discussed in order for both professional and non-professional readers to appreciate his rhetorical genius.

In the Light of Science

Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

Author: Demetris Nicolaides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1615922253

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 2789

The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to analyze the natural world in terms of impersonal, rationally understood principles. He argues not only that their conceptual breakthroughs anticipated much of later science but that scientists of the twenty-first century are still grappling with the fundamental problems raised twenty-five hundred years ago. Looking at the vast sweep of human history, the author delves into the factors that led to the birth of science- urbanization, the role of religion, and in Greece a progressive intellectual curiosity that was unafraid to question tradition. Why did the first scientific approach to understanding the world take place in Greece? The author makes a convincing case that, aside from factors of geography and politics, the power of the Greek language and a cultural proclivity for critical thinking played a large role. In the Light of Scienceis a unique approach to the history of science revealing the important links between the ancient past and the present scientific endeavor to understand the universe.

Ancient Transportation Technology

From Oars to Elephants

Author: Mary B. Woods,Michael Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761372679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1743

Transportation technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple transportation tools. They bundled logs together to make rafts. They used long poles and flat boards to carry heavy loads. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about transportation. The ancient Indians trained elephants and horses for travel. The ancient Chinese developed the first compasses. The ancient Greeks built massive battleships. So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did maps of the world improve over time? And how did ancient transportation set the stage for our own modern transportation technology? Learn more in Ancient Transportation Technology.

Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

Author: Jacob Klein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319814

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 4463

Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th–16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. This brought about the crucial change in the concept of number that made possible modern science — in which the symbolic "form" of a mathematical statement is completely inseparable from its "content" of physical meaning. Includes a translation of Vieta's Introduction to the Analytical Art. 1968 edition. Bibliography.

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491402741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3866

Deeply religious, the ancient Greeks honored many gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks believed these gods and goddesses had great power over the weather and the Earth. But they weren t all-powerful, and they had flaws. From Zeus to Athena, read about the family of gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed watched over them."

Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World

Author: Katherine M. D. Dunbabin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002301

Category: Art

Page: 357

View: 7675

This book provides a comprehensive account of mosaics in the ancient world from the early pebble mosaics of Greece to the pavements of Christian churches in the East. Separate chapters in Part I cover the principal regions of the Roman Empire in turn, in order to bring out the distinctive characteristics of their mosaic workshops. Questions of technique and production, of the role of mosaics in architecture, and of their social functions and implications are treated in Part II. The book discusses both well-known works and recent finds, and balances consideration of exceptional masterpieces against standard workshop production. Two main lines of approach are followed throughout: first, the role of mosaics as a significant art form, which over an unbroken span illuminates the evolution of pictorial style better than any comparable surviving medium; and secondly, their character as works of artisan production closely linked to their architectural context.

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,John Morley,Frederick Arnold,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3521

The Theater of War

What Ancient Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

Author: Bryan Doerries

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307949729

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 5628

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition in order to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society. The Theater of War is a humane, knowledgeable, and accessible book that will both inspire and enlighten. Tracing a path that links the personal to the artistic to the social and back again, Doerries shows us how suffering and healing are part of a timeless process in which dialogue and empathy are inextricably linked.20

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Author: Michael S. Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062043161

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4141

The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

The Griffin and the Dinosaur

How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science

Author: Marc Aronson,Adrienne Mayor

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 1426311087

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3115

Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

View: 2300

Mythic Oracle

Wisdom of the Ancient Greek Pantheon

Author: Carisa Mellado

Publisher: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words

ISBN: 9781582703251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1646

The mythic figures of ancient Greece offer wisdom and guidance for the future in this illustrated collection of forty-five oracle cards and an in-depth guidebook. As exciting as they are insightful, the Greek gods, Titans, heroes, and magical beings of the Mythic Oracle deck reflect the many aspects of human nature, and it is through their stories that we can better understand ourselves. The bold fantasy styling of the Mythic Oracle goes beyond traditional serious tarot cards to offer fascinating entertainment and real guidance in matters of love, creativity, family, and fulfillment through the ancient, eternal wisdom of Greek mythology. Now, you can gain deeper understanding into what is happening in your life, what is needed, and what comes next. Author Carisa Mellado leads you on a discovery of the myths and their interpretations and instructs you on how to give accurate and powerful readings for yourself and others. With forty-five beautifully illustrated cards and a straightforward guidebook, you can begin moving through life’s challenges with clarity and confidence. Face the future. Find your courage. And let the Mythic Oracle guide you on your own epic journey.

To Explain the World

The Discovery of Modern Science

Author: Steven Weinberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062346679

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 7375

A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato’s Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world—they did not understand what there is to understand, or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy. An illuminating exploration of the way we consider and analyze the world around us, To Explain the World is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact of this discovery on human knowledge and development.