The Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World v. 1

The Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World v. 1

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"The Oxford history of the classical world" aims to present the general reader with a view of the Graeco-Roman world, its history and achievements. This volume is concerned with the period from the 8th to the 1st century BC and deals with the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquered by Alexander the Great. Chapters written by established historians discuss the political and social history and are interspersed with sections on literature, philosophy and the arts. The historical framework is reinforced by maps and chronological charts. The companion text is "The Oxford history of the classical world - Rome".blished as one volume in 1986 by OUP.show more

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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 40.64mm | 1,159.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 9 colour plates, numerous halftones, 6 maps, bibliography
  • 0192821652
  • 9780192821652

Table of contents

Introduction. Greece - the history of the archaic period; Homer; Greek myth and Hesiod; lyric elegaic poetry; early Greek philosophy; Greece - the history of the classical period; Greek drama; Greek historians; life and society in classical Greece; classical Greek philosophy; Greek religion; Greek art and architecture; the history of the Hellenistic period; Hellenistic culture and literature; Hellenistic philosophy and science; Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman art. Table of events. Descriptive list of illustrations. Index.show more

About John Boardman

About the Editors John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. Jasper Griffin is Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of Homer on Life and Death. Oswyn Murray is Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of Early Greece.show more

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