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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece
     

The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece

by H. A. Shapiro
 

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ISBN-10: 0521529298

ISBN-13: 9780521529297

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BCE. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the

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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BCE. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Under the rule of strongmen known as "tyrants," individual city-states in Greece rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. The Greeks came together in great sanctuaries like Delphi and Olympia to compete in athletic contests and celebrate their gods with the earliest examples of monumental architecture and sculpture. The book offers a vivid and hilly documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529297
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Maps, and Tables     VII
Contributors     IX
Preface     XI
Abbreviations     XIII
Introduction   H. A. Shapiro     1
History of Archaic Greece
Tyrants and Lawgivers   Victor Parker     13
Polis, Community, and Ethnic Identity   Jonathan M. Hall     40
Warfare and Hoplites   Peter Krentz     61
The Life Cycle in Archaic Greece   Deborah Kamen     85
Literature and Philosophy
Homer, Hesiod, and the Epic Tradition   Jonathan L. Ready     111
Archaic Greek Poetry   Leslie V. Kurke     141
The Philosophers in Archaic Greek Culture   Andrea Wilson Nightingale     169
History and Material Culture
Colonization: Greece on the Move, 900-480   Carla M. Antonaccio     201
Delphi, Olympia, and the Art of Politics   Richard T. Neer     225
The Human Figure in Early Greek Sculpture and Vase Painting   Jeffrey M. Hurwit     265
Index     287

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