Readings in Greek History

Readings in Greek History : Sources and Interpretations

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An ideal reader for courses in Greek history, Greek civilization, and Western civilization, this comprehensive collection of more than 180 historical source documents covers major aspects of Greek civilization from the Archaic Age through the end of the Hellenistic Period. Featuring a diverse and extensive array of selections from the works of major authors, Readings in Greek History: Sources and Interpretations, Second Edition, offers balanced coverage of political, social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and technological developments in Greek life. It provides selections drawn from historical, philosophical, and oratorical Greek literary texts and from documentary sources, including inscriptions and papyri. The book is organized chronologically but also addresses various themes throughout, including religion, war, and gender relations. It is enhanced by substantial introductions to each chapter and selection and more than thirty photographs, images, and maps. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * New readings on the Bronze Age, religion in the Archaic and Classical periods, Athenian democracy, and Roman relations with the Greeks * An improved design featuring expanded headnotes and source documentation * A revised illustration program and new maps * A new Introduction and a new Timeline

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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, maps, figures
  • 019997845X
  • 9780199978458
  • 1,225,673

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"Readings in Greek History offers a diverse selection of translated ancient material with clear introductory sections that help students properly contextualize and fully understand the selected ancient texts."--Nikolaos Lazaridis, California State University, Sacramento"This sourcebook has a demonstrated track record of success in providing digestible portions of ancient Greek source material to undergraduates."--Giovanni Ruffini, Fairfield University"Especially in regard to length and price, this reader is without a rival."--Vasiliki Kostopoulou, University of Iowa"A very complete and detailed collection of key primary sources, prefaced in a clear and illuminating manner, drawing attention to the wide variety of ways in which we can know the Ancient Greeks."--Lorraine Attreed, College of the Holy Cross

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