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

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


By (author) Sarah B. Pomeroy, By (author) Stanley M. Burstein, By (author) Walter Donlan, By (author) Jennifer Tolbert Roberts

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 244mm x 23mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195156803
  • ISBN 13: 9780195156805
  • Illustrations note: 80 halftones, 17 maps & 15 line illus

Product description

Comprehensive and balanced, this condensed version of the authors' highly successful book (Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, OUP, 1998) introduces the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. It covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history with traditional yet lively coverage of political, military, and diplomatic history. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, this thoughtful and sophisticated volume is accessible to readers with little or no knowledge of Greece.

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Table of contents

Early Greece and the Bronze Age; Archaic Greece (c. 700-500 BC); Sparta; The Growth of Athens and the Persian Wars; The Rivalries of the Greek City-States and the Growth of Athenian Democracy; Greece on the Eve of the Peloponnesian War; The Peloponnesian War; The Crisis of the Polis and the Age of Shifting Hegemonies; Phillip II and the Rise of Macedon; Alexander the Great; Alexander's Successors and the Cosmopolis; Epilogue.