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    DescriptionThe cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art that endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the book traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.


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    Title
    The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Morkot
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 394 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140513356
    ISBN 10: 0140513353
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: RGS
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
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    B&T General Subject: 141
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A19172400
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    DC22: 911/.38
    LC classification: G1033 .M67 1996
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    DC20: 911.38
    LC classification: G1033.M67
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHTP, RGXH
    Illustrations note
    70 colour and b&w illustrations, 60 colour maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    21 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Morkot is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Exeter.
    Back cover copy
    The cradle of western civilization, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art which endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment.
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Crete, Mycenae and the heroic age: origins; King Minos and Knossos; the Mycenaean world; bronze age trade; the seas people controversy; the collaspe of the Mycenae; the Trojan wars; Minoan and Mycenaean art. Part 2 Dark age to Athenian ascendancy: dark age Greece; rise of the city-states; migration and colonization; Egypt and Kyrenaica; the Greeks in Italy; rise of the tyrants; Athens ascendant; the classical myths. Part 3 The Persian rival: Persia and the west; kingdom of Macedonia; Persian campaigns I and II; the continuing rivalry; the rise of Sparta; ancient explorers; Greek literature and thought. Part 4 Perikles to Phillip: Perikles and the Athens empire; Peloponnesian War - the Aegean, Sicily; Sparta and Thebes; Kingdoms of Northern Greece; decline of Athens; Philip and Macedonian expansion; Greek warfare. Part 5 Alexander and after: campaigns of Alexander; Alexander the general; Alexander's spoils; consolidation of the kingdoms; new kingdoms, new rivalries; kingdoms in crises; Roman conquest; architecture of Ancient Greece.