A Short History of the Greeks: from the Earliest Times to BC 146Paperback
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- Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 442 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 200mm x 28mm | 440g
- Publication date: 4 July 2013
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge
- ISBN 10: 1107619351
- ISBN 13: 9781107619357
- Edition: 1
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
Originally published in 1901, this book by Polybius scholar E. S. Shuckburgh was intended not only as a history of the Greeks from the time of the Homeric poems until the Roman conquest in 146 BC, but also as an outline of the continuing influence of ancient Greek culture in the modern world. The text is illustrated with maps and photographs of important statues, coins and ancient ruins. This book will be of value for anyone seeking a simple introduction to ancient Greece and its culture.
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Table of contents
1. The Hellenes in Greece; 2. The Homeric age to the age of colonisation; 3. The Peloponnesus before BC 500; 4. Athens and Attica; 5. Athens (continued). The tyranny of Peisistratus and his sons, and its downfall; 6. The Asiatic Greeks and the Persians; 7. Darius and the Ionian revolt; 8. The Persian wars (first period, BC 492-490); 9. The third Persian invasion; 10. Salamis and Plataea; 11. The confederacy of Delos; 12. The continental and home policy of Pericles to the Thirty Years' Peace (BC 460-445); 13. The new Athens; 14. The intellectual movement before the middle of the fifth century BC; 15. Events leading to the disruption of the confederacy of Delos and to the league of states against Athens, issuing in the Peloponnesian war, BC 445-32; 16. The Peloponnesian war to the peace of Nicias, BC 431-421. The unavowed war, BC 421-415; 17. The Sicilian expedition and the fall of Athens, BC 415-405; 18. The Spartan and Theban supremacies (BC 404-362); 19. The Macedonian period. From BC 361 to the battle of Chaeroneia, BC 338; 20. Alexander the Great; 21. The Greeks after Alexander's death; 22. The Aetolian and Achean leagues; 23. Growth of Roman supremacy in Greece; 24. The Roman conquest of Greece, BC 193-146; 25. Greek literature from the beginning of the fifth century.