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    From Polis to Empire - the Ancient World, c.800 B.C. - A.D.500: A Biographical Dictionary (The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World) (Hardback) By (author) Andrew G. Traver

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    DescriptionCovering the very beginnings of Western civilization, this biographical dictionary introduces readers to the great cultural figures of the ancient world, including those who contributed significantly to architecture, astronomy, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, painting, sculpture, and theology. While focusing on great cultural figures of the Mediterranean basin, such as Homer, Sophocles, and Aristophanes, the volume also includes those who impinged on Greco-Roman Civilization such as Hannibal Barca and King Darius of Persia. Showing how the era's intellectual milieu was interwoven with its political agenda, the book also includes entries on major political and military figures, pointing to their cultural as well as their political contributions. With 480 entries, the book is an excellent basic reference for students seeking an understanding of the ancient world. Going from polis to empire, the years from 800 BC to AD 500 include the archaic period of the eastern Mediterranean, the Greek classical period, the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, and Rome's evolution from a republic to an empire dominating the entire Western world. A Jewish carpenter, living at the edge of the Roman Empire, preached a message with profound implications for the Roman State and Western religion. Providing a quick and easy reference to people who lived in this world, this book profiles the men and women who contributed to the development, growth, and culture of Western civilization. Most of the subjects were native to the Mediterranean basin, including Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, southern Gaul, Spain, North Africa, and Phoenicia, but the book also includes important Persians, Celts, Germanic peoples, and Huns. The book provides valuable background information for anyone interested in the birth of Western culture.


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    Title
    From Polis to Empire - the Ancient World, c.800 B.C. - A.D.500
    Subtitle
    A Biographical Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew G. Traver
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313309427
    ISBN 10: 0313309426
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: GBCB
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020, PHI009000, HIS026000, HIS002000
    DC22: 930/.03, 930.03
    DC21: 930.099
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D54 .F76 2002
    Thema V1.0: NHB, GBCB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1FB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    .,."appropriate for high school, public, and undergraduate library collections."-American Reference Books Annual
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Chronology; The Ancient World; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.