A Brief History of Ancient Greece

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 20mm | 721.21g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • numerous halftones, maps and line drawings
  • 0195156811
  • 9780195156812
  • 373,215

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; 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; EPILOGUEshow more

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... the span of history is once again extremely generous, from the Stone Age to the Battle of Actium. Few histories of Greece have such a beginning and such an end, and even fewer incorporate the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history. Scholia Reviews ... this more concise version introduces the history and civilisation of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety and steers us away from monolithic, Grotean interpretations towards multiple authorship stressing social and cultural history. Scholia Reviewsshow more