Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization

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Index
Abas, 96
Achaians, 98, 119
Acharnians (Aristophanes), 104-5, I72-73
Achilles, 43, 96-98, III, 119, 163
Adams, John, 137
Admetus, 52
Adrastus, 101, 102
Aegisthus, 45
Aelian, 171
Aeschines, 25, 26, 67, 185
Aeschylus, 31, 44, 114, 129, 147, I57-58, 168, 170; at Marathon, 93; Persians, 100-I, 115, 129
Africa, 37
Afrocentrism, 5
Agamemnon, 44, 45, 98, 104, 112, I63
Agathon, 23
agriculture: festivals, 31-32; as metaphor, 29-32; modern, 30, 161; and politics, III-12
Airs, Waters, Places (Hippocrates), 155
Ajax, 147
Ajax (Sophocles), 94
Alcaeus, 44, 88, 99-100
Alcestis (Euripides), 52
Alcibiades, 28-29, 93, 127, 132
Alcidamas, 61, 81
Alcmaeon of Croton, 143
Alexander the Great, 81, 91, 92
Alexandria, library of, 148
Alexis, 145
alphabet, 6
American Revolution, 14
Amphipolis, battle of, 93, 105
Anacreon, 88, 116
Anaxagoras, 145, 146, 147, 150, 151
Anaxandrides, 65-66
Anaximander, 147
Anaximines, 151
Ancient Medicine, The (Hippocrates), I55
Andromache, 63, 75, 96, 103, 163
Andromache (Euripides), 75
Antigone, 57-58, 117-18
Antigone (Sophocles), 57-58, 117-18, I58
Antinoös, 56
Antiphon, 8 I
anti-rationalism, 160-61
Antisthenes, 22, 189
anti-Westernism, 5, 10, II, 14, 38
Aphrodite, 18, 19, 27, 41, 43, 147
Apollo, 31, 191
Apollo 13, 139-40
Apollonius of Rhodes, 15, 18
Apology (Plato), 192
appetites, 22, 33-36, 44-46, 158, I59, 176-79, 198. See also passions, sex
Archilochus, 17-18, 99-100, 119
Archimedes, 142
areopagites, 185
Ares, 93, 107
Arginusae, battle of, 64, 128
Argos, 67, 101
Ariadne, 52
Aristippus, 68
aristocracy: distrust of, 118-21; mar- tial glory, III, 119; natural superi- ority of, 118-21; privileges of, 114
Aristophanes, 20-21, 170-73; Clouds, 22-25, 28, 171; Frogs, 64, 72-73; on homosexuality, 21, 27; Lysistrata (on women), 52-53, 58-59; on war, 104-6; Wasps, 33; Women at Assembly, 66, 135; Women at the Thesmophoria, 23, 53, 170

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