Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence

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Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence

Format:  Paperback,

642 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: May 2011

ISBN-13: 9781405127769

ISBN-10: 1405127767

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With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions and annotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integrated view of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great.New translations of original sources are contextualized by insightful introductions and annotationsIncludes a range of literary, artistic and material evidence from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical AgesFocuses on important developments as well as specific themes to create an integrated perspective on the periodLinks the political and social history of the Greeks to their intellectual accomplishmentsIncludes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarshipAn accompanying website offers additional evidence and explanations, as well as links to useful online resources

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 9781405127769
ISBN-10: 1405127767
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 642
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.75 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 9781405127769

Chapter outline

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Abbreviations
Glossary
Greek Weights, Measures, Coins and the Athenian Calendar
Timeline
Introduction: The Evidence for Greek History and Culture
The World of Homer
The World of Hesiod
The Early Greek Polis (City-State), Ethnos and Federal States
Settlements Across the Sea: Greek Colonization
Aristocratic Power and Attitudes
Archaic Tyranny
Archaic and Classical Sparta
Hoplites and Their Values
Archaic Athens From Draco to Solon
Tyranny in Athens
Cleisthenes and Athenian Democracy (508/7)
Archaic Society and Culture: Gender, Sexuality, Banquet and Competition
Archaic Law
Archaic Greek Religion
The Ionian Revolt: Persians and Greeks
The Battle of Marathon (490)
The Persian War (480-79)
The Athenian Empire
Empowering Athenian Democracy (462/1-451/0)
War and Peace in Greece (461/0-437/6)
The Administration of the Empire and the Athenian Tribute Quota Lists
The City of Athens
The Sophists, Athenian Democracy and Its Critics
The Causes of the Peloponnesian War and the Athenian and Spartan Strategies
The Peloponnesian War: The Archidamian War (431-21)
Finances and Allies During the Archidamian War
The Uneasy Peace and the Sicilian Expedition (421-413)
The Peloponnesian War: the Decelean War (413-404)
The Rule of the Thirty, The Athenian Amnesty and Socrates Trial
Sparta After The Peloponnesian War: Politics, Wealth and Demography
The Spartan Hegemony, the Corinthian War and the Peace of Antalcidas (404/3-388/7)
From the Peace of Antalcidas (387) to the Battle of Leuctra and Its Aftermath (371)
Jason of Pherae (? 370)

Book description

With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions and annotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integrated view of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great.

  • New translations of original sources are contextualized by insightful introductions and annotations
  • Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidence from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages
  • Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes to create an integrated perspective on the period
  • Links the political and social history of the Greeks to their intellectual accomplishments
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship
  • An accompanying website offers additional evidence and explanations, as well as links to useful online resources

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