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The World of Athens

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 34mm | 614g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1984
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521273897
  • ISBN 13: 9780521273893
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 1,560,344

Product description

The World of Athens is a serious, up-to-date account of the history and culture of fifth century Athens for adults, university students and sixth-formers with an intelligent interest in ancient Greece. The book, which is profusely illustrated, contains chapters on all aspects of the history, culture, values and achievements of Athenian life. Teachers and students of Reading Greek now have a full and instant guide to the cultural and historical topics in which the course is so diverse and rich. The book is essential for all users of Reading Greek.

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Table of contents

Preface; Notes; Further reading; Maps; Introduction: an outline history of Athens to the death of Alexander the Great; 1. The physical environment; 2. The metaphysical environment; 3. Human obligations, values and concerns; 4. Athenian society; 5. Athenian democracy and imperialism; 6. Athens at war; 7. The intellectual world; Postscript: other worlds; Glossary of terms (with Greek alphabet); Appendix: cross-references with Reading Greek; Acknowledgements for photographs and drawings; Index.