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    DescriptionThis handy reference provides comprehensive access to over three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology, from the beginning of the Minoan civilization to the fall of the Greek states to the Romans by 30 BC. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece provides an engaging look at a civilization that once stretched from what is now modern Greece, to Spain, India, and beyond; a civilization that has had an enormous and lasting influence on the development of myriad aspects of Western culture, from philosophy and medicine to democracy and town planning. The thematically arranged chapters cover an exhaustive range of topics: armies and weapons, rulers from Alexander the Great to Xerxes, the rise and fall of numerous city-states, notably Sparta and Athens, agriculture, architectural styles, craft industries, religious festivals, deities, travel and transport, mythological figures, even Greek concepts of the afterlife. The guide includes a wide-ranging bibliography for each chapter, as well as over 180 maps, photographs, and line drawings. Combining both archaeological and historical evidence, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece is essential reading for anyone interested in Greek history, the classics, or an overview of the Greek period.


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    Title
    Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lesley Adkins, By (author) Roy A. Adkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 871 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195124910
    ISBN 10: 019512491X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF77 .A35 1998
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    OXFORD UNIV PR
    Imprint name
    OXFORD UNIV PR
    Publication date
    01 December 1998