Literacy in Ancient Everyday Life

This volume explores the significance of literacy for everyday life in the ancient world. It focuses on the use of writing and written materials, the circumstances of their use, and different types of users.

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Author: Anne Kolb

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110710129

Category: History

Page: 436

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This volume explores the significance of literacy for everyday life in the ancient world. It focuses on the use of writing and written materials, the circumstances of their use, and different types of users. The broad geographic and chronologic frame of reference includes many kinds of written materials, from Pharaonic Egypt and ancient China through the early middle ages, yet a focus is placed on the Roman Empire.

Everyday Life in the Ancient World

Looks at various aspects of daily life in the ancient world, including home life, work, trade, farming, art, culture, entertainment, and religion.

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Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 1842154338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 649

Looks at various aspects of daily life in the ancient world, including home life, work, trade, farming, art, culture, entertainment, and religion.

Everyday Life in the Ancient World

Presents 30 projects and activities exploring homes and foods from a variety of different cultures throughout the world. Includes recipes.

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Author: Rachel Halstead

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1244720636

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page:

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Presents 30 projects and activities exploring homes and foods from a variety of different cultures throughout the world. Includes recipes.

Secrets of Pompeii

This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time--at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths ...

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Author: Emidio De Albentiis

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015084099095

Category: History

Page: 196

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The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in a.d. 79, have provided invaluable evidence of daily life, not only in Rome's provinces, but in its larger urban centers as well. This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time--at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths and brothels. Illustrated with photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and carved reliefs, the book offers a glimpse into a lost world.

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

—Isaac Asimov LIONEL CASSON is a professor emeritus of classics at New York University and has written many books about life in the ancient world , including Travel in the Ancient World , Everyday Life in Ancient Rome , and Ships and ...

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Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801866014

Category: History

Page: 163

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Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.

Amazing Facts in World History Grades 5 8

Everyday Life in Babylonia and Assyria by H.W. F. Saggs. How Did They Live?: Sumer edited by Raymond Fawcett. Everyday Life in the Ancient World: The Illustrated History Encyclopedia by John Haywood, et al. Everyday Life in the Ancient ...

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Author: Don Blattner

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 9781580372381

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This entertaining classroom supplement provides students with an intimate view of the people and events that have shaped the world! Activities will pique students' interest and serve as a springboard for discussion. Topics covered include ancient Egypt, the early Olympic games, life in Rome, the Mongols, ancient China, Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Titanic, and more! Reading passages are accompanied by fun quizzes, puzzles, logic problems, to reinforce learning. An answer key is also included. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

ANCIENT STUDIES A Johns Hopkins Paperback " This book presents a series of concise sketches of key phases of life in the Roman world during its greatest period , the peaceful and prosperous years of the first and second centuries A.D .

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Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801859921

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 725

In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as Daily Life in Ancient Rome, includes two new chapters as well as full documentation of the sources.

Literacy in Ancient Everyday Life

ROSSI 2004 = P.A. ROSENMEYER, (im Druck) = A.V. ROSSI, Languages and Script, in: B. JACOBS/R. ROLLINGER (Hg.), A Companion to the Achaemenid Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World), Oxford (im Druck).

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Author: Anne Kolb

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110592023

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 785

This volume explores the significance of literacy for everyday life in the ancient world. It focuses on the use of writing and written materials, the circumstances of their use, and different types of users. The broad geographic and chronologic frame of reference includes many kinds of written materials, from Pharaonic Egypt and ancient China through the early middle ages, yet a focus is placed on the Roman Empire.

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman ...

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Author: Rubina Raja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444350005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief • Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious practice • Represents the first time that the concept of “lived religion” is applied to the ancient history of religion and archaeology of religion • Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporary researchers and theorists in the field • Examines a large variety of themes and religious traditions across a wide geographical area and chronological span • Written to appeal equally to archaeologists and historians of religion

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the age.

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Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045972604

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 559

In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the age. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor.

Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life

Divination of various kinds was practised widely in the ancient world, and some forms of it were more popular and more respectable than others. Not surprisingly, perhaps, many philosophers had serious doubts about it.

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Author: Trevor Curnow

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806732

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life is an introduction to Cynicism, Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism. After a general account of the nature of ancient philosophy, it looks at each of these four particular schools in turn, outlining their histories and their doctrines. Special attention is paid to how these philosophies formed the bases for distinctive ways of life in antiquity. It is shown how their founders not only articulated the fundamental ideas of their schools but also embodied them in their own lives. Some of the more colourful characters of ancient philosophy appear here, including Diogenes of Sinope who lived in a wine barrel and Peregrinus Proteus who died by climbing onto his own funeral pyre at the Olympic Games. Consideration is also given to whether it would be possible to live like an authentic Cynic, Stoic, Epicurean or Sceptic today and if so, how. The ideas of the schools are clearly explained with a minimum of technical jargon, making this an ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Everyday Life

Life in Ancient China (Peoples of the Ancient World). New York: Crabtree PC, 2004 Cotterell, Arthur & Buller, Laura. Ancient China (DK Eyewitness Books). New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2005 Hollihan-Elliot, Sheila. Ancient History Of ...

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Author: Anita Croy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317470939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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This monograph introduces the student to the neo-Ricardian paradigm in economics. It restores the core of economic reasoning to its classical roots with a focus on production and class distribution, rather than the optimum allocation of scarce resources.

The Ancient World on the Victorian and Edwardian Stage

imagining episodes from everyday life, staged amid carefully researched costumes, artefacts, settings, rituals and pursuits. Alma-Tadema painted twenty-five Egyptian genre scenes without ever having been there.

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Author: J. Richards

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230250895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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The first study of the depictions of the Ancient World on the Victorian and Edwardian stage, this book analyzes plays set in and dramatising the histories of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Babylon and the Holy Land. In doing so, it seeks to locate theatre within the wider culture, tracing its links and interaction with other cultural forms.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life The ancient world

“ Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Daily Life is an ambitious and timely project . The coverage is admirably comprehensive in terms of major features of daily life , chronology , and geography .... What's additionally impressive is the ...

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Author: Gregory S. Aldrete

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106017181006

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 642

View: 148

Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes

John M. Wilkins and Shaun Hill, Food in the Ancient World (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006), pp. 42–43. Ibid., p. 43. David Freeman Hawke, Daily Life in Early America (New York: HarperCollins, 1988), p. 92. David Carrasco and Scott ...

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Author: Richard D. Hecht

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342790

Category: Religion

Page: 1132

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This intriguing three-volume set explores the ways in which religion is bound to the practice of daily life and how daily life is bound to religion.

Technology

Technology is important in everyday life because it makes everyday tasks easier! How does technology make your life ... The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are examples of those innovative projects. Although nature or people have ...

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Publisher: In the Hands of a Child

ISBN:

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Representing the Passions

Not surprisingly , the display of everyday life in the museum context has had a meager and predictable history . ... Representations of everyday life in the ancient world , whether in museums or in books , often evince a strong gender ...

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Author: Associate Professor of Art History Richard Meyer

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892366761

Category: Art

Page: 300

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Through an interlocking series of texts and images, this work explores how extreme sensations such as wonder, misery, ecstasy and rage have been portrayed at different moments in Western culture. Moving across multiple fields of creative endeavour and intellectual inquiry - from classical artefacts to Chicano art, political protest to operatic performance, Rene Descartes's writings on the soul to the Internet's digitised flesh - it reveals how the passions have elicited, eluded and transformed the act of representation.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

perhaps be getting one of those odd insights into the everyday life of the past that always tickle us. Under the throne and its stool, the marble base ofthe whole affair evidently carried more scenes from Greek mythology that showed ...

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Author: Paul Jordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868859

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders? The Seven Wonders still rival many of the phenomenal products of both nature and mankind in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of them no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by human intervention. From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate down the ages.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

This book, now available in paperback, concerns the everyday private and public lives of the citizens of ancient Rome.

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Author: Florence Dupont

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631193952

Category: History

Page: 328

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This book, now available in paperback, concerns the everyday private and public lives of the citizens of ancient Rome. Drawing on a broad selection of contemporary sources, the author examines the institutions, actions and rituals of day to day life.