Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Socrates

Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Socrates

Paperback Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

By (author) Matthew Dillon, By (author) Lynda Garland

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 43mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 2 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415217555
  • ISBN 13: 9780415217552
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 8 line figures
  • Sales rank: 200,044

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In this revised and updated edition of a definitive collection of source material, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland present a wide range of documents on Greek social and political history from 800 to 399 BC, from all over the Greek World. "Ancient Greece" includes: source material on political developments in Greece, including colonization in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Athenian democracy, the constitution of Sparta and the Peloponnesian war; detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Greek religion, slavery and labour, the family and the role of women; clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, graffiti, law codes, epitaphs, decrees, drama and poetry, many of which have not previously been translated into English; and concise, up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and each section. This is an ideal course text for all students of ancient history and classical studies.

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