Athens and Sparta: Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC

Athens and Sparta: Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC

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By (author) Anton Powell

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 215mm x 26mm | 585g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415262801
  • ISBN 13: 9780415262804
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 2 line drawings and 2 b&w photos
  • Sales rank: 226,195

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Athens and Sparta has established itself as a handbook to the main topics of Greek history in the classical period. It deals not only with the established areas of political history, but also with some of the most important aspects of Greek social history and historical methods to the main topics of Greek history in the classical period.

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." . . something of a revolution in ancient history textbook-writing."-"The Classical Review ." . . teaches the reader not only what to think about ancient history but how to think about ancient history."-Barry Strauss, Cornell University "An exciting introduction to Greek history for the new student It is thoroughly to be recommended for its intelligence and openness."-Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature "A major step forward in the teaching of Greek history."- Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge "Fulfils its aim of being accessible to beginners but also taking them beyond the standard outline survey. Professional historians will also find much of interest Powell's perceptive analysis of Spartan life is now the best single-chapter discussion of her social institutions."- Journal of Hellenic Studies