Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History / Edition 3

Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History / Edition 3

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by Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
     
 


Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.See more details below

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Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.

FEATURES

* New! Extensively revised coverage of early Greece by new coauthor David Tandy

* New! A revised art program that includes two eight-page color inserts (one new to this edition), 180 black-and-white photos and line drawings, and eighteen maps

* Uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside

* Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history

* Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary

* New! A Companion Website featuring chapter summaries, self-quizzes, discussion questions, flashcards of key terms, maps, a pronunciation guide, links to useful websites, and a film and television guide

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199846047
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
169,320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Pomeroy is Professor of Classics at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at California State University, Los Angeles. Walter Donlan is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer Tolbert Roberts is Professor of Classics and History at the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center.

Table of Contents

Maps and Battle Plans
Preface
New to the Third Edition
Translations Used
Timeline
INTRODUCTION
A Bird's-Eye View of Greek History
Sources: How We Know About the Greeks
Retrieving the Past: The Material Record
Retrieving the Past: The Written Record
Periodization
Frogs Around a Pond
City-States
Greek City-States
I. EARLY GREECE AND THE BRONZE AGE
Domestication
Sources for Early Greek History
The Land of Greece
Greece and the Near East in the "Final Neolithic" Period (c. 4000-3000 BC)
Greece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000-1600 BC)
Minoan Civilization
Greece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)
The Years of Glory (c. 1400-1200 BC)
The End of the Mycenaean Civilization
II. THE "DARK AGE" OF GREECE AND THE EIGHTH-CENTURY "RENAISSANCE" (C. 1200-750/700 BC)
Sources for the Dark Age
Decline and Recovery (c. 1200-900 BC)
The New Society of the Dark Age
Revival (c. 900-750 BC)
Homer and Oral Poetry
Late Dark Age (Homeric) Society
Community, Household, and Economy in the Late Dark Age
The End of the Dark Age (c. 750-700 BC)
III. ARCHAIC GREECE (C. 750/700-480 BC)
Sources for the Seventh and Sixth Centuries
The Formation of the City-State (Polis)
The Ethnos
Government in the Early City-States
The Colonizing Movement
Economic and Social Divisions in the Early Poleis
Hesiod: The View from Below
The Hoplite Army
The Archaic Age Tyrants
Art and Architecture
Lyric Poetry
Philosophy and Science
Panhellenic Institutions
Relations Among States
IV. SPARTA
Sources for Spartan History and Institutions
The Dark Age and the Archaic Period
The Spartan System
Demography and the Spartan Economy
Spartan Government
Sparta and Greece
Historical Change in Sparta
The Spartan Mirage in Western Thought
V. THE GROWTH OF ATHENS AND THE PERSIAN WARS
Sources for Early Athens
Athens from the Bronze Age to the Early Archaic Age
The Reforms of Solon
Pisistratus and His Sons
The Reforms of Cleisthenes
The Rise of Persia
The Wars Between Greece and Persia
The Other War: Carthage and the Greek Cities of Sicily
VI. THE RIVALRIES OF THE GREEK CITY-STATES AND THE GROWTH OF ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY
Sources for the Decades After the Persian Wars
The Aftermath of the Persian Wars and the Foundation of the Delian League
The "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460-445 BC)
Pericles and the Growth of Athenian Democracy
Literature and Art
Oikos and Polis
The Greek Economy
VII. GREECE ON THE EVE OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
Sources for Greece on the Eve of the War
Greece After the Thirty Years' Peace
The Breakdown of the Peace
Resources for War
Intellectual Life in Fifth-Century Greece
Historical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth Century
Currents in Greek Thought and Education
The Physical Space of the Polis: Athens on the Eve of War
VIII. THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
Sources for Greece During the Peloponnesian War
The Archidamian War (431-421 BC)
The Rise of Comedy
Between Peace and War 340
The Invasion of Sicily (415-413 BC)
The War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413-411 BC)
Fallout from the Long War
The War in Retrospect
IX. THE CRISIS OF THE POLIS AND THE AGE OF SHIFTING HEGEMONIES
Sources for Fourth-Century Greece
Postwar Greece and the Struggle for Hegemony
Law and Democracy in Athens
The Fourth-Century Polis
Philosophy and the Polis
X. PHILIP II AND THE RISE OF MACEDON
Sources for Macedonian History
Early Macedonia
Macedonian Society and Kingship
The Reign of Philip II
Macedonian Domination of Greece
XI. ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Sources for the Reign of Alexander
Consolidating Power
From Issus to Egypt: Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean (332-331 BC)
From Alexandria to Persepolis: The King of Asia (331-330 BC)
The High Road to India: Alexander in Central Asia
India and the End of the Dream
Return to the West
XII. ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS AND THE COSMOPOLIS
A New World
Sources for the Hellenistic Period
The Struggle for the Succession
The Regency of Perdiccas
The Primacy of Antigonus the One-Eyed
Birth Pangs of the New Order (301-276 BC)
The Place of the Polis in the Cosmopolis
The Macedonian Kingdoms
Hellenistic Society
Alexandria and Hellenistic Culture
Social Relations in the Hellenistic World
Epilogue
Glossary
Art and Illustration Credits
Index
Color plates follow pp. XXX and XXX

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