A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 390 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 18mm | 720g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0199981558
  • ISBN 13: 9780199981557
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps, figures, colour plates
  • Sales rank: 830,967

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Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, Third Edition, is a shorter version of the authors' highly successful Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, Third Edition (OUP, 2011). It offers a captivating account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era. FEATURES * New! Extensively revised coverage of early Greece by new coauthor David Tandy * New! Expanded discussions of military history and archaeology * New! A revised art program, featuring two eight-page color inserts (one new) * Uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside * Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history * Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary * An updated Companion Website (coming soon) with a wealth of resources for students and instructors

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Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History Emerita at Hunter College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is Professor of History Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles. The late Walter Donlan was Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer Tolbert Roberts is Professor of Classics and History at City College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. David W. Tandy is Research Fellow in Classics at the University of Leeds, UK.

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"Authoritative, clear, and coherent. The authors' prose is mercifully free of jargon, engaging, and moves steadily forward. An excellent textbook for a one-semester survey of Greek history."--Lawrence Okamura, University of Missouri-Columbia"An excellent and affordable textbook."--Andrew Nichols, University of Florida