Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander / Edition 2

Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander / Edition 2

by Matthew Dillon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415217547

ISBN-13: 9780415217545

Pub. Date: 01/24/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this revised and updated edition of a definitive collection of source material, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland present a wide range of documents on Greek social and political history from 800 to 399 BC, from all over the Greek World. Ancient Greece includes:

• source material on political developments in Greece, including colonization in the

Overview

In this revised and updated edition of a definitive collection of source material, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland present a wide range of documents on Greek social and political history from 800 to 399 BC, from all over the Greek World. Ancient Greece includes:

• source material on political developments in Greece, including colonization in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Athenian democracy, the constitution of Sparta and the Peloponnesian war
• detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Greek religion, slavery and labour, the family and the role of women
• clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, graffiti, law codes, epitaphs, decress, drama and poetry, many of which have not previously been translated into English
• concise, up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and each section.

An ideal course text for all students of ancient history and classical studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415217545
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/24/2000
Series:
Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
1.25(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
List of Tables and Mapsxiii
Glossaryxiv
Some Useful Definitionsxvi
1.Colonization1
The Delphic Oracle3
The Oikistes4
Mother-cities and their Colonies5
The Colonization of the West: Italy and Sicily7
The Black Sea and Propontis12
Spartan Colonization15
The Colonization of Thasos by Paros18
The Greeks at Cyrene20
The Greeks in Egypt: Traders and Mercenaries25
Greeks and Native Populations28
2.Tyrants and Tyranny31
Tyranny at Sicyon: the Orthagorids 656/5?-556/5?34
Tyranny at Corinth: the Kypselids c. 658-c. 58537
Theagenes and Tyranny in Megara, c. 64042
Kylon's Attempted Tyranny at Athens43
Tyranny at Mytilene45
Polykrates of Samos48
Polykrates' Patronage of the Arts51
The Sicilian Tyrants53
Tyrants and the Panhellenic Games55
Tyrants and Public Works56
The Spartan Opposition to Tyranny57
Thucydides and Aristotle on Tyranny58
3.The Law-Givers: Drakon and Solon61
Drakon the Law-Giver63
Poverty and Inequality in Attica before Solon66
Solon and his Background69
The Seisachtheia71
Solon's Constitutional Reforms74
Solon's Social Legislation80
Solon on Trade and Agriculture82
Solon's 'Apodemia' and the Dating of his Reforms85
Reactions to Solon's Legislation87
Solon and Tyranny89
4.Peisistratos and His Sons91
The Three Parties93
Peisistratos' First Tyranny94
Peisistratos' Second Tyranny96
Peisistratos in Exile98
Peisistratos Returns to Power for the Third Time99
Peisistratos as Tyrant102
Peisistratos' Religious Policy104
Peisistratos' Family104
The Reign of the Peisistratidai107
The Tyrants and Public Works111
The Assassination of Hipparchos112
The Tyranny becomes Harsher114
The Overthrow of the Tyranny by the Spartans116
The Cult of the Tyrannicides119
Drinking Songs in Praise of the Tyrannicides121
5.Kleisthenes the Reformer123
Kleisthenes, Isagoras and Kleomenes125
Tribes, Boule and Strategia129
Ostracism132
Demes140
6.Sparta147
Lykourgos 'the Law-Giver'149
The Spartan Ethos151
The Spartan Constitution157
Spartan Kingship159
Aristotle's Criticisms of the Constitution164
Community Life in Sparta166
Spartan Foreign Affairs169
The Spartan Economy and View of Money171
Kleomenes: the 'Mad' Spartan King173
Later Views of the Spartans179
7.The Persian Wars181
The Ionian Revolt184
Marathon, 490187
Xerxes' Campaigns194
Greece Prepares for the Attack195
Thermopylai and Artemision199
Salamis202
Plataea210
8.The Delian League and the Pentekontaetia219
The Origins of the Delian League222
The Aftermath of the Persian Wars228
Constitutional Change in Athens231
Athenian Military Campaigns233
The First Peloponnesian War236
Perikles 'the Olympian'240
The Tribute245
Athens and her Allies246
9.The Peloponnesian War and its Aftermath251
The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War253
The Archidamian War, 431-21254
The Tribute in the Peloponnesian War264
The Sicilian Expedition and its Aftermath272
The Fall of Athens281
The Rule of the Thirty Tyrants283
Socrates and the 'New Education'284
10.The Polis: the Greek City-State294
Athens: 'the Violet-Crowned City'296
The Workings of Athenian Democracy301
Citizenship308
City-States and their Laws311
Leagues, Unions and Federations315
Trade and Commerce317
11.Labour: Slaves, Serfs and Citizens325
Enslavement and the Slave Trade327
Slaves: their Occupations and Training330
Slave Prices332
Slaves in War333
The Legal Position of Slaves335
Metics338
Helots, Perioikoi and Serfs343
Citizen Labour346
The Dramatic Slave350
12.Religion in the Greek World354
The Eleusinian Mysteries356
Asklepios the Healer361
The Olympian Religion and its Critics363
Heroes365
Divination: Omens and Oracles367
Festivals370
Sanctuaries and Cult Regulations372
Death & Funeral Customs373
Women and their Religious Role376
Myrrhine, Priestess of Athena Nike377
Personal Piety380
The Greeks and their Identity382
13.Women. Sexuality, and the Family383
Sappho of Lesbos385
Early Moralizers and Misogynists387
Spartan Women and Families391
The 'Historical' Woman397
Inscriptional Evidence401
The Legal Status of Women405
The Working Woman: at Home and Abroad413
Women in Greek Drama417
Homosexuality and Pederasty423
Prostitution433
Epilogue440
14.The Ancient Sources441
Logographers and Historians446
Biography455
Geography456
Drama457
Lyric and Elegiac458
Political Philosophy460
Orators460
Chronological Table462
Bibliography464
Index of Ancient Sources520
General Index526
Genealogical Tables536
Maps540

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