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    DescriptionThe Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BC. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by H. A. Shapiro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 488 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521529297
    ISBN 10: 0521529298
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    Abridged Dewey: 938
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    DC22: 938
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC classification: DF77 .C317 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    H. A. Shapiro is the W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University. A Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, he is the author of Art and Cult under the Tyrants in Athens, Personifications in Greek Art, Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece, and co-author of Women in the Classical World. He has been a Visiting Professor at Munich University, Princeton University, and the University of Cape Town.
    Review quote
    "With all the questions and debates that this volume presents, it certainly encourages the reader to explore the subjects more deeply." --BMCR
    Table of contents
    Part I. History of Archaic Greece: 1. Tyrants and lawgivers Victor Parker; 2. Polis, community and ethnic identity Jonathan M. Hall; 3. Warfare and hoplites Peter Krentz; 4. The life cycle in archaic Greece Deborah Kamen; Part II. Literature and Philosophy: 5. Homer, Hesiod, and the epic tradition Jonathan Ready; 6. Lyric poetry Leslie V. Kurke; 7. The philosophers in archaic Greek culture Andrea Nightingale; Part III. History and Material Culture: 8. Colonization: Greece on the move, 900-480 Carla M. Antanccio; 9. Delphi, Olympia, and the art of politics Richard Neer; 10. The human figure in early Greek sculpture and vase-painting Jeffrey M. Hurwit.