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    DescriptionPolitical activity and political thinking began in the cities and other states of ancient Greece, and terms such as tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and politics itself are Greek words for concepts first discussed in Greece. Rhodes presents in translation a selection of texts illustrating the formal mechanisms and informal workings of the Greek states in all their variety. From the states described by Homer out of which the classical Greeks believed their states had developed, through the archaic period which saw the rise and fall of tyrants and the gradual broadening of citizen bodies, to the classical period of the fifth and fourth centuries, Rhodes also looks beyond that to the Hellenistic and Roman periods in which the Greeks tried to preserve their way of life in a world of great powers. For this second edition the book has been thoroughly revised and three new chapters added.

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    The Greek City States
    A Sourcebook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P. J. Rhodes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521615563
    ISBN 10: 0521615569

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HBJD, HBLA, JHMC, JP
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    BIC subject category V2: JPS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    LC classification: JC71.A1 R46 2007
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    Thema V1.0: JPS, NHTB, NHD, NHC
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    2 maps
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 June 2007
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    Author Information
    P. J. Rhodes is Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Durham. His numerous publications in the field of Greek history include A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia (1981), The Decrees of the Greek States (with D. M. Lewis, 1997), Greek Historical Inscriptions, 404-323 BC (with R. Osborne, 2003) and A History of the Classical Greek World, 478-323 BC (2005).
    Review quote
    ' ... new life to a well respected study and will be appreciated in the expanding field of classical history.' Contemporary Review '... an invaluable tool for quick reference for A Level and undergraduate ancient historians and others with an interest in identifying the political distinctions between the Greek states ...' Journal of Classics Teaching '... an excellent resource for the Greek history instructor. Indeed, it is superior in content, form and design to ... comparable sourcebooks ... It is a welcome addition to any class concerning Greek social history of the Archaic and Classical periods.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The Homeric state; 2. The archaic state; 3. Economic and political development: tyranny and after; 4. Sparta; 5. Athens; 6. Women and children; 7. Economic life; 8. Religion; 9. Other cities; 10. Beyond the single city; 11. The Hellenistic and Roman periods.