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    DescriptionThis is a survey of the world of classical Greece, its origins and legacy. The book comprises nineteen chapters, written by leading scholars from around the world. It covers all the major themes of Ancient Greek history, set in the context of both the preceding and following periods. The book is organised into four main sections. It opens with discussions of the natural environment of the Greek peninsula and the surrounding islands. The second section then examines the history of the peoples of Greece up to the end of antiquity. It moves from the prehistoric and protohistoric periods, through the era of Bronze Age palace societies - including those of Knossos and Mycenae - surveying the thousand and more years until the transfer of the Roman imperial court from Rome to Constantinople.The third and longest part of the book deals with different aspects of the classical period, to give a kaleidoscopic picture of the most important elements in Greek life: the country, politics, religion, the spoken and written word, philosophy, art, craftsmanship and social behaviour. Finally, the book surveys the legacy of classical Greece, assessing its impact for western civilisation as a whole. The book is highly illustrated with over 100 plates and maps, and includes a timeline and guides for further reading. It is designed to be an ideal introduction to the subject for students and general readers alike.


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    Title
    Greek Civilization
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian A Sparkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631205593
    ISBN 10: 0631205594
    Classifications

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    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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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS042000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 949.5
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    LC classification: DF77.G793, DF77 .G793 1998
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, JBCC9, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    04 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Brian A. Sparkes received his training in classics and archaeology at Kings College London and at the British School of Archaeology at Athens. He has recently retired from the Chair of Classical Archaeology at the University of Southampton. His previous publications include " Greek Pottery: an Introduction " (1991) and " The Red and the Black: Studies in Greek Pottery " (1996).
    Back cover copy
    This is a survey of the world of classical Greece, its origins and legacy. The book comprises nineteen chapters, written by leading scholars from around the world. It covers all the major themes of Ancient Greek history, set in the context of both the preceding and following periods. The book is organised into four main sections. It opens with discussions of the natural environment of the Greek peninsula and the surrounding islands. The second section then examines the history of the peoples of Greece up to the end of antiquity. It moves from the prehistoric and protohistoric periods, through the era of Bronze Age palace societies - including those of Knossos and Mycenae - surveying the thousand and more years until the transfer of the Roman imperial court from Rome to Constantinople. The third and longest part of the book deals with different aspects of the classical period, to give a kaleidoscopic picture of the most important elements in Greek life: the country, politics, religion, the spoken and written word, philosophy, art, craftsmanship and social behavior. Finally, the book surveys the legacy of classical Greece, assessing its impact for western civilisation as a whole. The book is highly illustrated with over 100 plates and maps, and includes a timeline and guides for further reading. It is designed to be an ideal introduction to the subject for students and general readers alike.
    Table of contents
    List of Plates. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Preface. Illustration Acknowledgements. Part I: Landscape, Seascape: 1. The Physical Background: Friedrich Sauerwein (Modautal, Germany). Part II: The March of the Past: 2. The Human Foreground: Robin Barber (University of Edinburgh). 3. The Bronze Age Palace Societies: Oliver Dickinson (University of Durham). 4. Archaic into Classical: Graham Shipley (University of Leicester). 5. Greek Kings and Roman Emperors: Helen Parkins and Graham Shipley (Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge and University of Leicester). Part III: Classical Mosaic: 6. The Greek Countryside: Lin Foxhall (University of Leicester). 7. Politics and Public Life: the Urban Scene: Nick Fisher (University of Wales, Cardiff). 8. Greek Religious Practices: Robert Parker (New College, University of Oxford). 9. The Spoken and the Written Word: Kenneth Dover (University of St Andrews). 10. Examining Life: Edward Hussey (All Souls, University of Oxford). 11. Trades and Crafts: Alison Burford. 12. Architecture and Sculpture: Olga Palagia (University of Athens). 13. Crafts in the Private Sphere: Brian Sparkes (University of Southampton). 14. Women in Classical Athens: Sue Blundell (Birkbeck College, University of London). 15. Sex in Classical Athens: Brian Sparkes (University of Southampton).Part IV: Continuity and Change: 16. The Christian Millennium: Averil Cameron (Keble College, University of Oxford). 17. The Ottoman Centuries: Malcom Wagstaff (University of Southampton). 18. After Independence: Richard Clogg (St Antony's College, University of Oxford). 19. The Greek Legacy: Michael Greenhalgh (The Australian National University). Timeline. Index.