Everyday Life In Ancient Greece by Cyril Edward Robinson

By Cyril Edward Robinson

Lifestyle IN historical GREECE by means of C. E. ROBINSON PREFACE there's a tale instructed of a undeniable English poet, who, as an undergraduate at Oxford, was once pressured to endure an exam in Divinity. His upbringing had now not incorporated a research of the Bible and his instruction for the exam have been wofully insufficient. while, hence, he was once requested to translate from the Greek testomony the passage describing the send destroy of St. Paul, he learn it for the 1st time. After he had translated a couple of verses with tolerable luck, one of many examiners introduced that that might do. No, sir, it's going to now not do, used to be the miraculous resolution, i need to understand what occurred to the beggar. Its irreverence and impudence aside, not anything might have been extra admirable than that rejoinder. It used to be fully in line with the spirit of the Greeks and it really is to be was hoping that this booklet could be learn, and the studyof Greek civilization additional pursued via those that learn it, withthe similar energetic zest for inquiry. C. E. R. Sept. 1933. CONTENTS checklist OF DATES record OF ILLUSTRATIONS I. existence within the HEROIC AGE II. THE CITYSTATE III. existence AT SPARTA IV. the increase OF ATHENS V. ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY VI. everyday life IN ATHENS VII. ladies AND SLAVES VIII. TRADES AND PROFESSIONS IX. activity X. faith XI. schooling end thesaurus OF GREEK NAMES INDEX

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Had wooden lieams to support the roof. ). It is interesting to note that this way of protecting house- walls seems to be still in use today on Pares: in the week before Easter . the Parians white-wash their houses . The settlement was abandoned "peacefully" at the end of the eighth century. Interesting is that the so-called temple or hall remained in use for at least three decades after the site had been abandoned. This has been conjectured from the late date of the relief amphora sherd, fotgJd in this building.

Letric period of the eighth c~ntury we find strange echoes of Caucasian metal work ... ), such as small attachments to bronze camdrons in the form o~Jiffin . heads· or sirens. 76 These siren attachments on bronze cauldrons, which reached Greece during the seventh century, were copied and adapted to Greek standards , and taste. 7 ):77 the round soft features from the East 'lecome sharp, clear and even stretched and angular in the Greek ver:;,'on, or as expressed by Boardman, they arc ' "geometricized".

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