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This introductory textbook is unique in covering the history of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events.
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An Introduction to the Ancient World

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This introductory textbook is unique in covering the history of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203893128
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/24/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 873,804
  • File size: 13 MB
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1

Pt. I The Ancient Near East 7

1 The Origins of the Civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia 9

2 The Third Millennium 14

3 The Second Millennium 20

4 The First Millennium 33

5 Religion 46

6 Economy and Society 53

7 Government 59

Pt. II The Greek World 63

8 The Early Iron Age (c. 1200-c. 750 BC): "The Dark Ages" 65

9 The Archaic Period (c. 750-C. 500 BC) 67

10 The Classical Period (c. 500-c. 330 BC) 89

11 The Hellenistic World (c. 330-c. 30 BC) 119

Pt. III Rome 139

12 Early Roman History (753-265 BC) 141

13 Further expansion and new social tensions (264-133 BC) 168

14 The century of the civil wars (133-30 BC) 185

15 The Early Imperial Age (27 BC-AD 193) 208

16 The Crisis of the Third Century AD and Late Antiquity 265

Epilogue 293

Pt. IV Appendices 297

Select Bibliography 305

Index 328

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