A Companion to the Classical Greek World

A Companion to the Classical Greek World

Edited by Konrad H. Kinzl

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This Companion provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Topics covered range from the political and institutional structures of Greek society, to literature, art, economics, society, warfare, geography and the environment Discusses the problems of interpreting the various sources for the period Guides the reader towards a broadly-based understanding of the history of the Classical Age

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  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 36mm | 1,102.22g
  • 19 Jan 2010
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1444334123
  • 9781444334128
  • 778,734

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Konrad H. Kinzl is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Trent University, Canada. He is editor of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean (1977), Die altere Tyrannis (1979), Problems and Method in Greek History (1988) and Demokratia (1995), as well as author of Miltiades-Forschungen (1968) and articles on archaic and classical Greek history and the sources.

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"This collection of material is especially valuable for the holistic approach it takes in assessing the world of the fifth and fourth centuries. The focus is not narrow or purely literary and artistic. Thus, chapters on the Aegean world, the natural habitat, and the geological basis of the Greek environment place Greek society, farming, and settlement in a context far more deeply rooted than any purely literary study." (Pheonix, 2009)

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"A Companion to the Classical Greek World" provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BCE to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. It ranges over a wide array of topics, including the environment, economy, society, government, warfare, and religion. It also includes a concise narrative overview of the period, and a thorough treatment of the sources, both written and material. The volume guides readers towards a broad understanding of the history of the Classical period. It is vital reading for any student of Greek history.

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