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 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. Many of the readings have been newly translated especially for this volume. Readings in Greek History: Sources and Interpretations is organized chronologically but also addresses various themes throughout-including religion, war, and gender relations-motivating students to explore essential historical topics from a variety of perspectives.
Substantial introductions to each chapter and selection offer useful background information, while more than thirty photographs, images, and maps further illustrate key components of Greek culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 195.6 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 703.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 21 halftones, 11 maps
  • 0195178246
  • 9780195178241

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a comprehensive survey of ancient Greek history through a selection of primary sources introduced and placed in historical context by the editors. Stephanie Lynn Budin, The Classical Review
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