Ancient Civilization; A Textbook for Secondary Schools

Ancient Civilization; A Textbook for Secondary Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...and Thrace soon being destroyed by invasions of Celts from the north. Centres Of Hellenistic Culture 212. The Hellenistic Cities of the iEgean. Athens.--Wealth, If we glance for a moment at the cities of this Hellenistic befuty. culture anc period, we shall see that they are not to be despised, commerce First, there is Athens, larger and far more attractive than of Athensin the time of Pericles. To the public buildings of the Golden Age have been added theatres, porticos and innumerable statues. The streets are cleaner and the houses are more beautiful, for wealth has poured in from the East, and the citizens no longer spend their entire time discussing public affairs. The Piraeus is full of ships from every quarter of the Mediterranean, the shops of this seaport being scarcely less busy than in the palmy days of the Altar of Zeus. Pergamum. Athenian empire. As the Athenian schools are the most famous in the world, no man considers his education complete until he has visited Athens, and, if possible, studied under her teachers. 213. Pergamum.--Across the Egean and south of The ornate the site of ancient Troy there has arisen a little kingdom called Per'ga-mum. In the city of the same name there was considerable interest in art and in literature. The peo art of Pergamum. Rhodes' leadership in commercial regulation and in colossal art. pie were famous for the preparation of skins, to be used in writing. We use such skins now chiefly for graduation diplomas, but we still call the sheets of skin parchment, after Pergamum. At Pergamum there was a famous art school and the city was distinguished for its rather ornate art. On the height above the market place was a huge altar of Zeus surrounded by a colonnade of giants nine feet high. 214. more

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  • English
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  • 9781236511676