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    DescriptionVolume VI of the new edition of The Cambridge Ancient History begins with Sparta attempting to consolidate its leadership of mainland Greece and ends with the death of Alexander the Great after he had conquered the Persian Empire and marched far into India. It is correspondingly wide-ranging in its treatment of the politics and economy, not only of old Greece, but of the Near East and the western Mediterranean. The century also saw the continued development of Classical Greek art and the moulding of Greek prose as an uniquely flexible means of expression. The formation of the great philosophical schools assured to Athens in her political decline a long future as a cultural centre, and established patterns of thought which dominated western civilization for two thousand years.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Ancient History: Fourth Century BC v.6
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by D.M. Lewis, Edited by John Boardman, Edited by Simon Hornblower, Edited by Martin Ostwald
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1094
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 61 mm
    Weight: 1,610 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521233484
    ISBN 10: 0521233488
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    Libri: I-HP
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    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    DC22: 930
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    DC20: 930
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB, 1QDAG, 1QSM
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, NHG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    39 b/w illus. 24 maps 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    25 November 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...it is a rich refernece work...This is a wonderful volume..." Classical World
    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
    1. Sources and their uses Simon Hornblower; 2. Sparta as victor D. M. Lewis; 3. Persia Simon Hornblower; 4. The Corinthian war Robin Seager; 5. Sicily, 413-368 BC D. M. Lewis; 6. The King's Peace and the Second Athenian Confederacy Robin Seager; 7. Thebes in the 360s BC J. Roy; 8a. Asia Minor Simon Hornblower; 8b. Mesopotamia, 482-330 BC Matthew W. Stolper; 8c. Judah Hayim Tadmor; 8d. Cyprus and Phoenicia F. G. Maier; 8e. Egypt, 404-337 BC Alan B. Lloyd; 9a. Carthage from the battle at Himera to Agathocles' invasion, 480-308 BC G. Ch. Picard; 9b. South Italy in the fourth century BC Nicholas Purcell; 9c. Celtic Europe D. W. Harding; 9d. Illyrians and North-west Greeks N. G. L. Hammond; 9e. Thracians and Scythians Zofia H. Archibald; 9f. The Bosporan kingdom John Hind; 9g. Communications L. Casson; 10. Society and economy M. M. Austin; 11. The polis and the alternatives P. J. Rhodes; 12a. The growth of schools and the advance of knowledge M. Ostwald and John P. Lynch; 12b. Medicine G. E. R. Lloyd; 12c. Greek art: Classical to Hellenistic J. J. Pollitt; 12d. Greek agriculture in the Classical period Alison Burford; 12e. Warfare Y. Garlan; 13. Dion and Timoleon H. D. Westlake; 14. Macedon and North-west Greece J. R. Ellis; 15. Macedonian hegemony created J. R. Ellis; 16. Alexander the Great: part 1 the events of the reign A. B. Bosworth; 17. Alexander the Great: part 2 Greece and the conquered territories A. B. Bosworth; Epilogue Simon Hornblower; Chronological table; Bibliography.