A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture / Edition 1

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A Brief History of Ancient Greece, Second Edition, is concise enough to be used alongside other books in courses in Greek Civilization, Greek and Roman Civilization, Ancient Greece, or Western Civilization. It is enhanced by text boxes featuring excerpts from ancient documents, an extensive glossary, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history.
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"Authoritative, clear, and coherent. The authors' prose is mercifully free of jargon, engaging, and moves steadily forward. An excellent textbook for a one-semester survey of Greek history."--Lawrence Okamura, University of Missouri-Columbia

"An excellent and affordable textbook."--Andrew Nichols, University of Florida

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195156812
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Early Greece and the Bronze Age 15

Ch. 2 The "dark age" of Greece and the eighth-century "renaissance" (c. 1100-700 BC) 41

Ch. 3 Archaic Greece (c. 700-480 BC) 70

Ch. 4 Sparta 102

Ch. 5 The growth of Athens and the Persian Wars 124

Ch. 6 The rivalries of the Greek city-states and the growth of Athenian democracy 156

Ch. 7 Greek life and culture in the fifth century 188

Ch. 8 The Peloponnesian War 224

Ch. 9 The fourth century : changing ideas, continuing warfare 254

Ch. 10 Philip II and the rise of Macedon 288

Ch. 11 Alexander the Great 306

Ch. 12 The new world of the Hellenistic period 331

Epilogue 364

Glossary 369

Art and illustration credits 377

Index 385

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