The Cambridge Ancient History / Edition 2

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Overview

Volume V of the new edition of The Cambridge Ancient History encompasses the first Classic age of European civilization--the fifth century BC. This was the first and last period before the Romans in which great political and military power was located in the same place as cultural importance. This volume, therefore, is more narrowly focused geographically than its predecessors and successors, and hardly strays beyond Greece. Athens is at the center of the picture, both politically and culturally, but events and achievements elsewhere are assessed as carefully as the nature of our sources allows. Two series of narrative chapters, one on the growth of the Athenian empire and the development of Athenian democracy, the other on the Peloponnesian War that brought them down, are divided by a series of studies in which the artistic and literary achievements of the fifth century are described.
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"The distinguished contributors...write authoritatively, with surprisingly few inconsistencies or disagreements.... In short: a splendid book, essential for every collection on ancient history...." Classical World

"It sums up some of the best scholarship since 1927." The Classical Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521233477
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Series: Cambridge Ancient History Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; List of text-figures; Preface; 1. Sources, chronology, method D. M. Lewis; 2. Greece after the Persian Wars J. K. Davies; 3. The Delian League to 449 BC P. J. Rhodes; 4. The Athenian revolution P. J. Rhodes; 5. Mainland Greece, 479–451 BC D. M. Lewis; 6. The thirty years' peace D. M. Lewis; 7. Sicily, 478–431 BC D. Asheri; 8. Greek culture, religion and society in the fifth-century BC a. Art: archaic to classical J. J. Pollitt; b. Classical cities and sanctuaries R. E. Wycherley; c. Rebuilding in Athens and Attica R. E. Wycherley; d. Panhellenic cults and panhellenic poets N. J. Richardson; e. Athenian cults and festivals Walter Burkert; f. Athenian religion and literature B. M. W. Knox; g. Society and economy J. K. Davies; h. Athens as a cultural centre; M. Ostwald; 9. The Archidamian War D. M. Lewis; 10. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition A. Andrews; 11. The Spartan resurgence A. Andrews; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Index.
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