Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher: Cambridge, University Press
Outlining the culture, technology and religion of the Rhodians in ancient times, Rhodes in Ancient Times volume features information on the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A massive statue of the Greek Titan Helios, the Colossus of Rhodes was constructed between 292 and 280 BC to celebrate Rhodes' victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus. The Colossus stood over 107 feet (30 meters) high, making it one of the tallest statues in the world. Some believe the statue was positioned in such a way that ships could pass between its legs. While perhaps more dynamic and fanciful, historians and archaeologists have concluded that the statue would be physically unable to be positioned in this way based on the primary sources detailing the Colossus. Instead, the statue is thought to have been positioned much like the Statue of Liberty, standing on a pedestal with one arm extended. The Colossus stood for 56 years, until Rhodes experienced an earthquake in 226 BC. The statue reportedly snapped at the knees and toppled over onto land. Ptolemy III offered to pay for the reconstruction of the statue, but the Rhodians were afraid they had offended Helios and refused to touch the statue. Subsequently, the remains lay on the ground for over 800 years. Even in ruins, they attracted several hundred visitors. About the ruins, Pliny the Elder famously wrote that few people could wrap their arms around the fallen thumb of the statue.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in 1934 as the second edition of a 1933 original, this book looks at the ancient history of the Mediterranean and how its natural geography was conducive to the development of sailing and maritime trade. Holland Rose examines the various civilizations based around the sea until the rise of Rome, and includes an appendix on the use of the sea as a motif in Roman literature. This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in ancient trade.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Indiana University Press
This book examines how siege warfare was able to unleash unrestrained violence. It shows how the methods of siege warfare devalued the skills of traditional warriors, along with the shared values of honor and prowess that limited the violence of traditional field battles.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-14 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
What is known of the expansion of the Roman Empire in Asia and adjacent lands to the East between 133 B.C. and A.D. 285 is presented here in a comprehensive organization of all the existing scholarship. An authority in the field of ancient history and archaeology, Mr. Magie presents a thorough account of political and economic conditions in this period. Volume 2 contains the notes. Originally published in 1950. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts describing Rhodes *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Modern perceptions of Classical Greece are almost invariably based on Athens and Sparta, but there are perhaps few areas as consistently undervalued as the island of Rhodes. Although solidly part of the Greek world for as long as there has been one, Rhodes, located just off the coast of Asia Minor, was also from its earliest times a port opening to the civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean, and Rhodes was involved in every significant moment in ancient Greek history. The island often played a key role in world events which far surpassed its small size, and at one point even stood side-by-side with much larger kingdoms as one of the main powers in the Greek world. Rhodes would reach the zenith of its power in the Hellenistic period following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. Even as the rest of the city-states waned compared to the much larger kingdoms of Alexander's successors in Egypt and Asia, Rhodes would come to the forefront as a main power in the Greek world, standing toe-to-toe with these Hellenistic kingdoms. Rhodes was for a time the foremost naval power in the Eastern Mediterranean, and one of the most powerful and richest cities in the world. It was during this time that the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built on the island to celebrate Rhodes' equally monumental triumph over the armies of Demetrius the Besieger. Rhodes also gained a foothold on other islands, and an extensive presence in Asia Minor. With the rise of Rome, Rhodes, along with the rest of the Greek world, lost power, and it was gradually integrated into the Roman sphere of influence as an ally before finally being annexed into the empire. After the partition and collapse of the ancient Roman Empire, in the Middle Ages Rhodes would share in both the fortunes and vicissitudes of Rome's successor state, the Byzantine Empire. Along with the Byzantines, Rhodes would face off first against the Arabs from the East, and then European Crusaders from the West. As the Byzantine Empire continued to lose power and chaos spread in its former holdings, Rhodes would eventually be occupied by the Knights Hospitaller, an order of Crusading knights who initially arrived on the island while retreating from the Holy Land. These knights would hold on to Rhodes for over 200 years, making it the headquarters of their unique military, economic, and piratical empire. It became a bastion of Christendom and a reminder of the former power of the Crusaders in an Eastern Mediterranean region increasingly dominated by Islam. When the Rhodian castle of the knights, still standing today, finally fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1522, Rhodes entered a long period of Turkish rule that lasted almost 400 years. It was only in 1948, after successive and brief Italian, German and British occupations, that the island was finally united with the modern Greek state, but to this day, thanks to its impressive archaeological sites, Rhodes still bears the indelible marks of its storied past. Rhodes: The History and Legacy of the Greek Island from Ancient Times to Today examines one of the most important Greek powers throughout its long and illustrious history. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Rhodes like never before.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Le Guide Nelles Brésil vous conduit dans la "métropole de la joie de vivre", Rio de Janeiro, et dans la "locomotive" São Paulo en passant par les villes baroques romantiques du Minas Gerais. Mais aussi en visitant le Sud, influencé par les Européens, le Bahia et les plages de rêve du Nord-Est, Brasilia, la cité "planche à dessin" et le plus grand système de forêt tropicale et fluvial de la planète, l'Amazonie.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-06 - Publisher: University of Alberta
"...the proverb says that whoever sees the world from the back of an elephant learns the secrets of the jungle and becomes a seer. I had to be content to become a poet."--Lawrence DurrellBest known for his novels and travel writing, Lawrence Durrell defied easy classification within twentieth-century Modernism. His anti-authoritarian tendencies put him at odds with many contemporaries--aesthetically and politically. However, thanks to a compelling recontextualization by editor James Gifford, these thirty-eight previously unpublished and out-of-print essays and letters reveal that Durrell's maturation as an artist was rich, complex, and subtle. Durrell fans will treasure this selection of rare nonfiction, while scholars of Durrell, Modernist literature, anti-authoritarian artists, and the Personalist movement will also appreciate Gifford's fine editorial work."Gifford's scholarly command of the archives shows--especially his working intimacy with the unpublished archived words of Durrell's editors, publishers, and collaborators. I have no doubt that this collection will serve as a starting point for any number of new critical ventures into the life and writing of Lawrence Durrell."--Charles Sligh, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Books about The Encyclopædia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature ... with Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences, and Other Extensive Improvements and Additions; Including the Late Supplement, a General Index, and Numerous Engravings