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A never-ending story of mutual attraction and estrangement
Nikos Frangakis and Antonios D. Papayannides

2444Ch7 3/12/02 7 2:03 pm Page 166 Nikos Frangakis and Antonios D. Papayannides Greece: a never-ending story of mutual attraction and estrangement Introduction: European and Greek identity: an ambivalent relationship and a gateway to modernity When dealing with Greek attitudes towards the process of European integration, one should still bear in mind that in the 1970s and part of the 1980s, Euroscepticism – or even plain anti-European feelings – reigned in a large segment of both the elites and public opinion at large. Communists and radical Socialists

in Fifteen into one?
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Philip M. Taylor

Chapter 2 Ancient Greece In Greece, all non-Greeks were barbarians, by which was meant people who did not speak Greek (‘bar-bar’ was the sound their language made in Greek ears). For the pre-Bronze Age period (before 2000 BC) our sources for ancient Greek society remain scanty, to say the least. We know that between about 1200 BC and 800 BC Greece entered a dark age, following the collapse of Bronze Age society. In the Iliad (probably written in the eighth century BC), Homer wrote of a war between King Priam’s Troy and a confederation of Greek states (the

in Munitions of the Mind
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Britain and the Ionian Islands, 1815–64
Leslie Rogne Schumacher

: The position of the Ionian Islands will be found superior, in a variety of respects, to that of Malta; and of these its contiguity and relations with ancient Greece is not one of the least interesting. It is impossible to preclude feelings of regard for our masters in the arts and sciences, or to be indifferent when we behold the present situation of a

in Imperial expectations and realities
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Steve Chibnall

considered the driving force behind The Guns of Navarone , he inititally required some convincing that Alistair MacLean’s tale of a desperate mission to destroy German cannon on a Greek island was filmable. Foreman, a Hollywood exile since the McCarthy witch-hunts, was encouraged by Mike Frankovich, the head of Columbia Pictures, to think about the book’s adaptation. Frankovich thought it an ideal project for the screenwriter of

in J. Lee Thompson
Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:15 Page 66 3 Globalisation discourse in Greece The study of the materialisation of globalisation discourse in Greece aims to examine the effect that this discourse had in the reproduction of the Greek public discourse and politico-economic system. Some broader contextualisation might be helpful here. It was argued in chapter 2 that 1990 could be considered a turning point for Greek politics. In the same framework it can also be argued that 1996 signified both the consolidation of this turning point and a new

in Producing globalisation
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Tanya Pollard

When Heywood reflects on the theatre, his thoughts turn to the classical tradition, and especially to its Greek roots. Early in his Apology for Actors , he explains that, in response to complaints against plays, ‘I hold it not a misse to lay open some few Antiquities to approve the true use of them.’ 1 Reflecting on the theatre’s beginnings leads him to a catalogue of Greek tragic playwrights, including ‘Euripides: Menander, Sophocles, Eupolis, Eschilus, Aristophanes, Appollodorus, Anaxandrides, Nichomachus, Alexis, Tereus and others’ (sig. B2v). Yet unlike

in Thomas Heywood and the classical tradition
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Louis Rawlings

3033 The ancient Greeks 12/7/07 13:36 Page 19 Chapter 2 Early Greek warfare Greeks in later periods looked back into the past and saw an age of heroes. As early as the beginning of the seventh century BC, the farmer-poet Hesiod described: A god-like race of hero-men who are called demi-gods, the race before our own, throughout the boundless earth. Grim war and dread battle destroyed a part of them, some in the land of Cadmus at seven-gated Thebes when they fought for the flocks of Oedipus, and some, when it had brought them in ships over the great sea gulf

in The ancient Greeks at war
Author: Louis Rawlings

The ancient Greeks experienced war in many forms. By land and by sea, they conducted raids, ambushes, battles and sieges; they embarked on campaigns of intimidation, conquest and annihilation; they fought against fellow Greeks and non-Greeks. Drawing on literary, epigraphic and archaeological material, this wide-ranging synthesis looks at the practicalities of Greek warfare and its wider social ramifications. Alongside discussions of the nature and role of battle, logistics, strategy and equipment are examinations of other fundamentals of war: religious and economic factors, militarism and martial values, and the relationships between the individual and the community, before, during and after wars. The book takes account of the main developments of modern scholarship in the field, engaging with the many theories and interpretations that have been advanced in recent years.

Edward Perry Warren and Lewes House
John Potvin

COMMISSI ONED FROM Greek craftsmen in 1-20 CE by a Roman client, the infamous so-called Warren Cup is a rare silver Roman skyphos (drinking cup) depicting explicit sex acts. Purchased by the British Museum for £1.8 million in 1999, the cup acquired its name from its first modern owner, Bostonian collector, antiquarian and Uranian writer Edward Perry Warren (commonly and affectionately nicknamed Ned) (1860–1928) who likely acquired the crowning glory of his collection around 1911. Included amongst the cup’s five sections are depictions of two different scenes

in Bachelors of a different sort
Costas Simitis

1 Was Greece ready for the euro? 1 The argument widely advanced across Europe was that the cause of the Greek debt crisis lay in the absence of the prerequisites to participate in the singlecurrency project. Greece was not ready. From the mid-1990s Greece had launched an intense effort to satisfy the con­ vergence criteria. All available financial tools were used: fiscal policy, monetary policy, taxation and redistribution, and the privatisation of banks and public sector companies. However calculated, the state deficit was reduced by 10 percentage points, from

in The European debt crisis