Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean / Edition 2

Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean / Edition 2

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by Charles Freeman, Oswyn Murray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199263647

ISBN-13: 9780199263646

Pub. Date: 04/29/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this unique and comprehensive introduction to the region's three major civilizations, Egypt, Greece, and Rome draws a fascinating picture of the deep links between the cultures across the Mediterranean and explores the ways in which these civilizations continue their influence to this day. Beginning with the emergence of the earliest Egyptian civilization around

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In this unique and comprehensive introduction to the region's three major civilizations, Egypt, Greece, and Rome draws a fascinating picture of the deep links between the cultures across the Mediterranean and explores the ways in which these civilizations continue their influence to this day. Beginning with the emergence of the earliest Egyptian civilization around 3500 BC, noted scholar Charles Freeman follows the history of the Mediterranean over a span of four millennia to AD 600, beyond the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the emergence of the Byzantine empire in the east. Generously illustrated in both color and black and white, and drawing on the most up to date scholarship, Egypt, Greece and Rome is a superb introduction for anyone seeking a better understanding of the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and their legacy to the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199263646
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/29/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

List of Colour Platesxv
List of Mapsxvi
1.Rediscovering the Ancient World1
2.Egypt, the Gift of the Nile, 3200-1500 BC14
3.Egypt as an Imperial Power, 1500-1000 BC33
4.Daily Life in New Kingdom Egypt46
5.The Ancient Near East, 3500-500 BC58
6.The Early Greeks, 2000-700 BC76
7.The Greeks in a Wider World, 800-600 BC96
8.Hoplites and Tyrants: The Emergence of the City State115
9.Cultural Change in the Archaic Age134
10.The Persian Wars150
Interlude 1Herodotus and Fgypt166
11.Everyday Life in Classical Greece169
12.Religion and Culture in the Greek World186
13.Athens: Democracy and Empire197
14.From Aeschylus to Aristotle218
15.The Struggle for Power, 431-338 BC240
16.Alexander of Macedon and the Expansion of the Greek World257
17.The Hellenistic World274
Interlude 2Celts and Parthians294
18.The Etruscans and Early Rome299
19.Rome becomes a Mediterranean Power319
20.From the Gracchi to Caesar, 133-55 BC337
Interlude 3Voices from the Republic358
21.The Fall of the Roman Republic, 55-31 BC362
Interlude 4Women in the Roman Republic377
22.Augustus and the Founding of Empire381
23.Consolidating the Empire, AD 14-138396
24.Adminstering and Defending the Empire422
Interlude 5The Romans as Builders440
25.Social and Economic Life in the Empire447
26.Transformations: The Roman Empire, 138-313463
27.The Foundations of Christianity483
28.The Empire in the Fourth Century499
29.The Creation of a New Europe, 395-600518
30.The Emergence of the Byzantine Empire536
Epilogue: Legacies555
Suggestions for Further Reading564
Date Chart and List of Events584
Acknowledgements of Sources613
Index618

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