By Leften Stavrianos
Designed for classes in global background and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of global historical past takes an interdisciplinary worldwide (rather than a neighborhood or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, activities, and occasions that experience had a world-wide effect. It stresses connections among the prior, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human heritage with an eye fixed towards the millennium, reflecting in its insurance the top of the chilly warfare and the dawning percentages for a brand new form of worldwide heritage.
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At the games and processions there were choruses, and in every battle the Spartan warriors advanced singing. So the boys, and also the girls, of Sparta, were taught to sing, and the singing was accompanied by the cithara, the lyre, or the flute. The character of the music was in keeping with that of the people. It was severe, and yet had a simple grandeur which inspired the singers as well as the hearers. " asked the singing-master, suddenly, during one of his lessons. He addressed his question to Chartas.
After their breakfast, on the morning of the Assembly, Orestes sent the boys of his company away to get food for their table. "Go where you like outside the city," he said, "but do not return until you can bring something for the common table. Be soldiers now; be men. Stop not for hunger, or pain, or toil, but secure food, and come not back without it. If you do your work awkwardly and are caught, you will be flogged. " It was no new message to the boys. This was a part of their training; a part of their education.
Herakles," replied Brasidas promptly. " Agis continued, nodding at Theognis. "The peace which is preserved between all the states of Greece during the games at Olympia," Theognis answered. " came a third question, and this time it was directed to Theron; but Theron was not paying attention, and did not even know that he had been spoken to. He was so intent upon teasing a smaller boy—when he should have been listening and learning—that he now had his back toward the speaker. "Theron, son of Cinadon," said Agis, and at the tone of his voice Theron started, and turned, "you have shown disrespect to age, and a contempt for knowledge.
A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century by Leften Stavrianos