The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

Paperback Oxford Illustrated Histories

By (author) Jasper Griffin, By (author) Oswyn Murray, Edited by John Boardman, Edited by Jasper Griffin, Edited by Oswyn Murray

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 25mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 24 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192854380
  • ISBN 13: 9780192854384
  • Illustrations note: 8 pp colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 407,490

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The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast - it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This beautifully illustrated study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts.

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Author information

Oswyn Murray is MacGregor Fellow, Jowett Fellow, Jowett Lecturer, and Tutor in Ancient History, Balliol College, Oxford.

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Table of contents

List of Illustrations ; List of Maps ; Introduction ; 1. Greece: The History of the Archaic Period ; 2. Homer ; 3. Greek Myth and Hesiod ; 4. Lyric and Elegaic Poetry ; 5. Early Greek Philosophy ; 6. Greece: The History of the Classical Period ; 7. Greek Drama ; 8. Greek Historians ; 9. Life and Society in Classical Greece ; 10. Classical Greek Philosophy ; 11. Greek Religion ; 12. Greek Art and Architecture ; 13. The History of the Hellenistic Period ; 14. Hellenistic Culture and Literature ; 15. Hellenistic Philosophy and Science ; 16. Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art ; Table of Events ; Index