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Ancient Greek Civilization / Edition 2
     

Ancient Greek Civilization / Edition 2

by David Sansone
 

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ISBN-10: 1405167327

ISBN-13: 9781405167321

Pub. Date: 01/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Greek civilization has been continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own time. This fully-updated edition provides a concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of representative works of Greek literature, from Homer to Plutarch, highlighting the burst of intellectual creativity in classical Athens.

Ancient Greek Civilization provides a

Overview

Greek civilization has been continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own time. This fully-updated edition provides a concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of representative works of Greek literature, from Homer to Plutarch, highlighting the burst of intellectual creativity in classical Athens.

Ancient Greek Civilization provides a survey of the history, literature, art, and thought of the ancient Greeks. It places special emphasis on the key themes of Greek civilization: the public nature of Greek society, the relationship between the individual and the community, and the tension between myth and reason.

This student-friendly second edition is the perfect introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks and includes additional illustrations, maps, and timelines, a glossary, and updated suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405167321
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
320,313
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Maps xi

List of Timelines xiii

Foreword: Looking Backward xv

1 The Greeks and the Bronze Age 1

2 Iron Age Greece 29

3 The Poems of Hesiod and Homer 49

4 Poetry and Sculpture of the Archaic Period 67

5 Symposia, Seals, and Ceramics in the Archaic Period 87

6 The Birth of Philosophy and the Persian Wars 107

7 Setting the Stage for Democracy 125

8 History and Tragedy in the Fifth Century 147

9 The Peloponnesian War: A Tale of Thucydides 167

10 Stage and Law Court in Late Fifth-century Athens 191

11 The Transformation of the Greek World in the Fourth Century 211

12 Greek Culture in the Hellenistic Period 233

Afterword: Looking Forward 263

Glossary 283

Index 287

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