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Athens and Sparta is an essential handbook to the study of fifth century Greek history and society.
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Athens and Sparta

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Overview

Athens and Sparta is an essential handbook to the study of fifth century Greek history and society.
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Editorial Reviews

Paul Cartledge
A major step forward in the teaching of Greek history.
Barry Strauss
. . . teaches the reader not only what to think about ancient history but how to think about ancient history.
Classical Review
. . . something of a revolution in ancient history textbook-writing.
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature
An exciting introduction to Greek history for the new student It is thoroughly to be recommended for its intelligence and openness.
Journal of Hellenic Studies
Fulfills its aim of being accessible to beginners but also taking them beyond the standard outline survey. Professional historians will also find much of interest Powell's perceptive analysis of Spartan life is now the best single-chapter discussion of her social institutions.
Classical Review
. . . something of a revolution in ancient history textbook-writing.
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature
An exciting introduction to Greek history for the new student It is thoroughly to be recommended for its intelligence and openness.
Journal of Hellenic Studies
Fulfils its aim of being accessible to beginners but also taking them beyond the standard outline survey. Professional historians will also find much of interest Powell's perceptive analysis of Spartan life is now the best single-chapter discussion of her social institutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203401637
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/3/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
1 The Delian League: Its Origins and Early History 1
2 From Delian League to Athenian Empire 35
3 The Athenian Empire 60
4 Sparta: Her Problems and Her Ingenuity, 478-431 97
5 The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 138
6 Life within Sparta 218
7 Athenian Demokratia 271
8 Citizen Women of Athens 348
9 Religious Prophecy at Athens 404
App Did Thucydides write "pure fiction"? Ancient history and modern passion 436
Index 449
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Good way to get background info on ancient Greece

    Was interesting and informative. It was a fairly easy read but had a little too much detail at times

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