A Brief History of Ancient Greece

A Brief History of Ancient Greece : Politics, Society, and Culture

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Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of A Brief History of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by six leading ancient Greek historians, this captivating study covers Greek history from the Bronze Age into the Roman period.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 760g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0190925302
  • 9780190925307
  • 1,244,115

Table of contents

List of MapsTranslations Used by PermissionPrefaceTimelineIntroductionSources: How We Know About the Ancient GreeksRetrieving the Past: The Material RecordRetrieving the Past: The Written RecordA Synopsis of Written Sources by PeriodsThe Physical Context: The Land of Greece 1. Early Greece and the Bronze Age2. The Early Iron Age (c. 1200-750/700 BC)3. Archaic Greece (c. 750/700-480 BC)4. Sparta5. The Growth of Athens and the Persian Wars6. The Rivalries of the Greek City-States and the Growth of Athenian Democracy7. Greek Life and Culture in the Fifth Century8. The Peloponnesian War9. The Fourth Century: Changing Ideas, Continuing Warfare10. Philip II and Macedonian Supremacy11. Alexander the Great12. The New World of the Hellenistic Period13. A Graeco-Roman WorldGlossaryArt and Illustration CreditsIndex
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"Pomeroy's A Brief History of Ancient Greece continues to be the best and most comprehensive textbook for those interested in ancient Greek history and culture. The new edition stretches from the Bronze Age down through Roman Greece, and makes an effort to include many primary source documents and new archaeological finds. This text is an ideal choice for students and enthusiasts of Greek history (political, social, military, and cultural) and civilization."--Jessica Lamont, Yale University

"A Brief History of Ancient Greece is the standard text that I have relied on since I was an undergraduate, providing the best combination of content coverage, lucid explanation, supplemental materials (including pictures), and price."--Joshua Nuddell, University of Missouri

"This is the best text on the market at acknowledging recent scholarly trends without cutting out the traditional material. The writing is clear and accessible. The maps and color illustrations add a lot of verve."--Andrew Alwine, College of Charleston

"A Brief History of Ancient Greece covers all the major topics in Ancient Greek history via a page-turning chronological narrative. Essentially, this is a finely balanced text, avoiding belaboring topics as well as giving coverage to all the major themes. Its major strengths are its readability, formatting (which fits my course's time frame), cost, and currency."--Montgomery Walker, Yakima Valley College
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About Sarah B. Pomeroy

Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History Emerita at Hunter College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is Professor of History Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles.

The late Walter Donlan was Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine.

Jennifer Tolbert Roberts is Professor of Classics and History at City College and The City University of New York Graduate Center.

David W. Tandy is Research Fellow in Classics at the University of Leeds, UK.

Georgia Tsouvala is Professor of History at Illinois State University.
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