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    DescriptionThe fifth century BC was not only the first Classic age of European civilisation. It was the first and last period before the Romans in which great political and military power was located in the same place as cultural importance. This volume therefore is more narrowly focused geographically than its predecessors and successors, and hardly strays beyond Greece. Athens is at the centre of the picture, both politically and culturally, but events and achievements elsewhere are assessed as carefully as the nature of our sources allows. Two series of narrative chapters, one on the growth of the Athenian empire and the development of Athenian democracy, the other on the Peloponnesian War which brought them down, are divided by a series of studies in which the artistic and literary achievements of the fifth century are described. This new edition has been completely replanned and rewritten in order to reflect the advances in scholarship and changes in perspective which have been taking place in the sixty years since the publication of its predecessor.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Ancient History: Fifth Century B.C v.5
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David M. Lewis, Edited by John Boardman, Edited by J.K. Davies, Edited by Martin Ostwald
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 620
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 976 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521233477
    ISBN 10: 052123347X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    DC20: 930
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    40 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 April 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "The distinguished contributors...write authoritatively, with surprisingly few inconsistencies or disagreements... In short: a splendid book, essential for every collection on ancient history..." Classical World "It sums up some of the best scholarship since 1927." The Classical Journal
    Back cover copy
    Two series of narrative chapters, one on the growth of the Athenian Empire and the development of the Athenian Empire and the development of Athenian democracy, the other on the Peloponnesian War which brought them down, are divided by a series of studies in which the artistic and literary achievements of the fifth century are described.
    Table of contents
    List of maps; List of text-figures; Preface; 1. Sources, chronology, method D. M. Lewis; 2. Greece after the Persian Wars J. K. Davies; 3. The Delian League to 449 BC P. J. Rhodes; 4. The Athenian revolution P. J. Rhodes; 5. Mainland Greece, 479-451 BC D. M. Lewis; 6. The thirty years' peace D. M. Lewis; 7. Sicily, 478-431 BC D. Asheri; 8. Greek culture, religion and society in the fifth-century BC a. Art: archaic to classical J. J. Pollitt; b. Classical cities and sanctuaries R. E. Wycherley; c. Rebuilding in Athens and Attica R. E. Wycherley; d. Panhellenic cults and panhellenic poets N. J. Richardson; e. Athenian cults and festivals Walter Burkert; f. Athenian religion and literature B. M. W. Knox; g. Society and economy J. K. Davies; h. Athens as a cultural centre; M. Ostwald; 9. The Archidamian War D. M. Lewis; 10. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition A. Andrews; 11. The Spartan resurgence A. Andrews; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Index.