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Books and Literacy  

Wolfgang Rösler

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Undeniably, in the course of time, texts and readers became more prominent. Yet, as this article explains, all ancient texts remain part of a larger cultural context that is different from ... More

The Coinage of Athens, Sixth to First Century B.C.  

Peter G. Van Alfen

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
When the Athenians began to strike coins in the sixth century BC, they produced one of the earliest coinages in the Greek mainland, appearing within a generation or two of the first coins ... More

Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear A  

Helena Tomas

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The existence of Bronze Age literacy in the Aegean was first recognized thanks to Arthur Evans's insightful study of seals and other inscribed objects that he saw or purchased while ... More

Cypro-Minoan  

Nicolle Hirschfeld

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This article shows that there are approximately 200 identified Cypro-Minoan inscriptions. They are impressed, incised, or painted on a variety of objects and materials in an assortment of ... More

Ethnic Prejudice and Racism  

Isaac Benjamin

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Slaves are ubiquitous, yet nearly invisible: central to the functioning of the polis, but ‘outsiders’ to it as well. In this sense, there is something else that they symbolize: the ... More

The Exact Sciences  

Reviel Netz

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Euclid reads like a modern mathematician, not just because he explores inevitable, mathematical truths, but because he expresses them in a style which resembles very closely that of modern ... More

The Hellenistic World: The Cities of Mainland Greece and Asia Minor  

Richard Ashton

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
A feature of mainland Greece from the fourth to first centuries BC was the production of silver, bronze, and gold coinage in the names of federations, with uniform types and weight ... More

Maritime Identities  

Kim Ayodeji

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article describes maritime identities. The sea is a standpoint offering a neglected perspective on ancient Greek life, neglected partly because it symbolized for the city dwellers who ... More

Materials and Industries  

Doniert Evely

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Greece is adequately endowed with stones (non-precious), clays, timber, and plant products; metals are somewhat more localized, indeed effectively lacking in Crete. Overseas contacts, ... More

Medicine  

Brooke Holmes

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to characterize a secular tradition of medicine, and focuses on approaches to the body and theories of causation. It seems that, just like the street philosophers, ... More

The Politics of the Sumposion  

Fiona Hobden

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Among other institutions important for displaying and shaping social identity, one thinks particularly of the formalized drinking-party, the sumposion, structured as a microcosm of polis ... More

Sea Transport, Part 1: Ships and Navigation  

Seán McGrail

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article starts by presenting the textual, iconographical, ethnographical, archaeological, experimental archaeology, and environmental evidences of shipbuilding or navigation. The ... More

Sea Transport, Part 2: Harbors  

David J. Blackman

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the harbor design. From the late sixth century bc onward, the main developments in harbor engineering may be attributed to the Greeks and then to the Romans. ... More

Technologies of Calculation  

Andrew Meadows, Karin Tybjerg, and Charlotte Wikander

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article first divides the various categories of measurements (volumes: dry or wet, etc.) over a wide geographical and chronological span. The close connection between the coinage ... More

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