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:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Maps.

List of Timelines.

Foreword: Looking Backward.

1. Greece in the Bronze Age.

2. Iron Age Greece.

3. The Poems of Hesiod and Homer.

4. Poetry and Sculpture of the Archaic Period.

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

6. The Birth of Philosophy and the Persian Wars.

7. Setting the Stage for Democracy.

8. History and Tragedy in the Fifth Century BC.

9. The Peloponnesian War: A Tale of Thucydides.

10. Stage and Lawcourt in Late Fifth-Century BC Athens.

11. The Transformation of the Greek World in the Fourth Century BC.

12. Greek Culture in the Hellenistic Period.

Afterword: Looking Forward.

Glossary.

Index.

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