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Ancient Greece (3 volume set) - Magill's Choice by Thomas J. Sienkewicz

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Key to Pronunciation Many of the names and topics profiled in Ancient Greece may be unfamiliar to students and general readers. For these names and terms, guides to pronunciation have been provided upon first mention in the text. These guidelines do not purport to achieve the subtleties of the languages in question but will offer readers a rough equivalent of how English speakers may approximate the proper pronunciation. E. -c. e. e. , but this league was dissolved after the Macedonian conquest.

The earliest evidence of olives (c. ) comes from Crete. Wild grapes were indigenous over much of northern Greece; however, the history of Greek winemaking is imperfectly understood. By Mycenaean times winemaking was well developed, and trade in wine, in addition to olives, was central to the Mycenaean economy. Two patterns emerged: expansion of agrarian enterprise for the production of trade commodities and small-scale mixed subsistence farming. Kinship-integrated cooperative households were the basic unit of smallscale production and consumption.

Place unknown Died: c. ; Macedonia Category: Theater and drama Life Although none of the works of Agathon (AG-uh-thahn) are extant, he is described by Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes as a tragic playwright. e. Plato portrays Agathon as a gentleman, well versed in the duties of hospitality. In this dialogue, Agathon joins his guests in eulogizing the god Eros. In a speech that Socrates compares to those of the Sophist The politician Alcibiades (left) interrupts the banquet of Agathon (right), as related in Plato’s Symposium.

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