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    DescriptionThe years covered by this volume saw events and developments of major significance in the Mediterranean world. The first section of the book examines the Persian empire, the regions it comprised and its expansion during the reigns of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. In Greece, Sparta was attending maturity as the leader of a military coalition and Athens passed through a period of enlightened tyranny to a moderate democracy of dynamic energy and clear-sighted intelligence. Given the contrast between Greek ideas and Persian absolutism a clash between Greece and Persia became inevitable, and important chapters deal with the revolt of the Ionian Greeks against the Persians, and the two Persian invasions of Greece including the epic battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. The third part of the volume turns to the Western Mediterranean. Italy now becomes a significant factor in the history of the area and this section covers the Italic peoples and their languages from the Bronze to the Iron age, and examines the Etruscans and their culture. Sicily is the subject of the final chapter. There the Greek city-states under Gelon of Syracuse and Theron ruler of Acragas repelled a Carthaginian onslaught at the battle of Himera. 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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    The Cambridge Ancient History: Persia, Greece and the Western Mediterranean, c.525-479 B.C. Ed.J.Boardman, etc v. 4
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Boardman, Edited by N. G. L. Hammond, Edited by D.M. Lewis, Edited by Martin Ostwald
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 946
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 72 mm
    Weight: 1,547 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521228046
    ISBN 10: 0521228042

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    DC19: 930
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    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
    LC classification: D57 .C252 1988
    DC22: 930.17
    LC classification: D57 1988
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    25 November 1988
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    Review quote
    "CAH IV fulfills its function: it sets forth the state of the questions, clarifies controversies, suggests new approaches. It will be found useful by graduate students reviewing for comprehensive examinations and by professors wishing to update lectures in survey courses." Paul MacKendrick, Classical World
    Table of contents
    List of maps; List of text-figures; List of chronological tables; Preface; Part I. The Persian Empire: 1. The early history of the Medes and the Persians and the Achaemenid empire to the death of Cambyses T. Cuyler Young Jr.; 2. The consolidation of the empire and its limits of growth under Darius and Xerxes T. Cuyler Young Jr.; 3. The major regions of the empire Amelie Kuhrt, I. Eph'al, Henri-Paul Francfort, A. D. H. Bivar, M. Mellink, A. Fol, N. G. L. Hammond and J. D. Ray; Part II. The Greek States: 4. The tyranny of the Pisistratidae D. M. Lewis; 5. The reform of the Athenian state by Cleisthenes Martin Ostwald; 6. Greece before the Persian invasion L. H. Jeffery; 7. Archaic Greek society J. K. Davies, G. S. Kirk, John Boardman, Colin Kraay, C. Roebuck, Oswyn Murray, N. G. L. Hammond and J. P. Barron; Part III. The West: 12. Italy from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age David Ridgway; 13. The Etruscans David Ridgway; 14. The Iron Age: the peoples of Italy Edward Togo Salmon; 15. The languages of Italy J. H. W. Penney; 16. Carthaginians and Greeks David Asheri; Bibliography; Index.