Download E-books Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean (Ancient Society and History) PDF

In this dramatically revised and elevated moment variation of the paintings entitled Pan’s Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental historical past of the classical interval and argues that the decline of historic civilizations led to half from their exploitation of the flora and fauna. concentrating on Greece and Rome, in addition to parts topic to their impacts, Hughes deals an in depth examine the effect of people and their applied sciences at the ecology of the Mediterranean basin.

Evidence of deforestation in historical Greece, the continues to be of Roman aqueducts and mines, and work on centuries-old pottery that depict agricultural actions rfile historic activities that ended in hazardous outcomes to the surroundings. Hughes compares the traditional world's environmental difficulties to different continual social difficulties and discusses attitudes towards nature expressed in Greek and Latin literature.

In addition to huge revisions in response to the newest learn, this re-creation comprises photos from Hughes's around the globe tours, a brand new bankruptcy on struggle and the surroundings, and an up to date bibliography.

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Download E-books The Story of the Persian War from Herodotus, Illustrated Edition (Yesterday's Classics) PDF

Stirring account of the Greeks' encounters with the Persians within the fifth century B.C., together with the conflict of Marathon, the safety of Thermopylae, and the conflict of Salamis, all retold from the historical past of Herodotus. Illustrations from sculptures and vases accompany the textual content. better half quantity to the author's tales of the East from Herodotus. appropriate for a long time 12 and up.

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Download E-books China: World Cultures Through Time (Primary Source Readers) PDF

The chinese language tradition has replaced significantly through the years, however the chinese language humans nonetheless have fun the nice alterations of their tradition and kingdom. This attractive publication will train readers in regards to the great heritage of China, the nice Wall, and a few of the dynasties that governed, together with the Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, and Ming. Readers also will notice chinese language philosphies which are nonetheless practiced this day, reminiscent of Confucianism and Taoism. the beautiful pictures, terrific proof, and fascinating sidebars paintings along with the straightforward to learn textual content, worthwhile desk of contents, and accessbile word list and index to supply readers with a interpreting event that's either relaxing and informative.

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Download E-books Explore Ancient Greece!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments (Explore Your World series) [Paperback] [2008] (Author) Carmella Van Vleet PDF

By Carmella Van Vleet

From the Olympics and Sparta to the malicious program and the beginning of democracy, this interactive reference delves into one of many world’s such a lot interesting civilizations—ancient Greece—and illustrates how deeply it keeps to steer sleek existence. using simply available fabrics and requiring scant grownup supervision, 25 hands-on tasks immediately immerse youngsters in historical Greek tradition whereas diagrams, evidence, jokes, and actions teach younger readers on subject matters akin to housing, foodstuff, garments, toys, and technology during this golden Mediterranean society. step by step directions are supplied for every venture, which come with making a Greek vase, an Olympic wreath, and a malicious program, in addition to engaging in a Greek trial.

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Download E-books The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition PDF

By Susan Wise Bauer

This first booklet within the four-volume narrative background sequence for undemanding scholars will rework your research of background. The tale of the World has gained awards from a number of homeschooling magazines and readers' polls―over 150,000 copies of the sequence in print!

What negative mystery used to be buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What occurred to Anansi the Spider within the Village of the Plantains? and the way did a six-year-old turn into the final emperor of Rome?

informed in a simple, enticing sort that has develop into Susan clever Bauer's trademark, The tale of the World sequence covers the sweep of human heritage from precedent days till the current. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what occurred all over the global in long-ago occasions. this primary revised quantity starts with the earliest nomads and ends with the final Roman emperor. Newly revised and up-to-date, The tale of the area, quantity 1 contains maps, a brand new timeline, extra illustrations, and extra parental aids. This read-aloud sequence is designed for fogeys to percentage with elementary-school kids. take pleasure in it jointly and introduce your baby to the amazing tale of the world's civilizations.

each one Story of the World quantity presents a whole yr of historical past research whilst mixed with the task ebook, Audiobook, and Tests―each on hand individually to accompany each one quantity of TheStory of the World textual content publication. Volume 1 Grade suggestion: Grades 1-5. Illustrated all through with black-and-white drawings and maps

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Download E-books Scythians and Sarmatians (Barbarians!) PDF

By Kathryn Hinds

''A historical past of the Scythians and Sarmatians, horse-riding nomads of Eurasia, who lived contemporaneously with the traditional Greeks and Romans''--Provided through publisher.
Title: Scythians and Sarmatians
Author: Hinds, Kathryn
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp
Publication Date: 2009/11/01
Number of Pages: 80
Binding kind: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2009016496

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Download E-books Roman Britain: A New History PDF

By Guy de la Bédoyère

“Lucid and fascinating . . . may still take pleasure of position at the bookshelf of experts and non-specialists drawn to Roman Britain.” —Minerva

This illuminating account of england as a Roman province units the Roman conquest and profession of the island in the greater context of Romano-British society and the way it functioned.

The writer first outlines occasions from the Iron Age interval instantly previous the conquest in advert forty three to the emperor Honorius’s suggestion to the Britons in 410 to fend for themselves. He then tackles the problems dealing with Britons after the absorption in their tradition through an invading military, together with the position of presidency and the army within the province, faith, trade, know-how, and lifestyle. For this revised version, the textual content, illustrations, and bibliography were up to date to mirror the newest discoveries and examine in contemporary years.
The magnificent illustrations function reconstruction drawings, dramatic aerial perspectives of Roman continues to be, and photographs of Roman villas, mosaics, cash, pottery, and sculpture.

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Download E-books Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean: Mobility, Materiality and Identity PDF

Material Connections eschews outmoded idea, tainted by way of colonialist attitudes, and develops a brand new cultural and ancient realizing of ways elements reminiscent of mobility, materiality, clash and co-presence impacted at the formation of id within the old Mediterranean. battling opposed to ‘hyper-specialisation’ in the topic quarter, it explores the a number of ways in which fabric tradition was once used to set up, preserve and change identities, in particular during times of transition, tradition come across and alter. a brand new viewpoint is followed, person who perceives using fabric tradition through prehistoric and historical Mediterranean peoples in formulating and altering their identities. It considers how items and social identities are entangled in numerous cultural encounters and interconnections.

The flow of individuals in addition to items has constantly stood on the middle of makes an attempt to appreciate the classes and technique of human historical past. The Mediterranean deals a wealth of such details and fabric Connections, increasing in this base, deals a dynamic, new topic of enquiry – the social determine of prehistoric and ancient Mediterranean humans – and considers how migration, colonial encounters, and connectivity or insularity impact social identities. the amount features a sequence of leading edge, heavily similar case reports that learn the contacts among a number of Mediterranean islands – Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Crete, Cyprus, the Balearics – and the within sight beaches of Italy, Greece, North Africa, Spain and the Levant to discover the social and cultural impression of migratory, colonial and alternate encounters. Material Connections forges a brand new direction in figuring out the fabric tradition of the Mediterranean and may be crucial for these wishing to increase their knowing of fabric tradition and identification within the Mediterranean.

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Download E-books Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure (Cuneiform Monographs) PDF

By Shalom E. Holtz

Even supposing students have recognized of Neo-Babylonian criminal texts nearly for the reason that Assyriology's very beginnings, no finished research of court docket method has been undertaken. This lack is very obvious in gentle of reports of courtroom technique in past sessions of Mesopotamian background. With those reports as a version, this booklet starts by way of featuring a finished class of the text-types that made up the 'tablet path' of files of the adjudication of felony disputes within the Neo-Babylonian. In providing this text-typology, it considers the texts' criminal functionality in the adjudicatory procedure. in response to this, the e-book describes the adjudicatory strategy because it is attested in inner most documents in addition to in files from the Eanna at Uruk.

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