Events That Changed Ancient Greece

Events That Changed Ancient Greece

by Bella Vivante
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313316392

ISBN-13: 9780313316395

Pub. Date: 12/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This one-stop resource for information and examination of the ten most important topics and events in Ancient Greek history is an ideal student companion to a study of Greek civilization. Each chapter focuses on one topic or event and contains two essays: a clear, concise introduction to the event that presents complex, factual material in an easily

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This one-stop resource for information and examination of the ten most important topics and events in Ancient Greek history is an ideal student companion to a study of Greek civilization. Each chapter focuses on one topic or event and contains two essays: a clear, concise introduction to the event that presents complex, factual material in an easily understandable way, followed by an insightful interpretive essay by a recognized authority that explores the short-term and far-reaching ramifications of the event and encourages critical thinking. Chapters cover: Early Greek civilization; political revolutions and the development of ethnic Greek identity; the Olympic games and the rise of Greek religious institutions; Sparta and Athens; the Persian Wars; Athenian imperialism; the Peloponnesian War; the development of Greek philosophy; Makedonian conquests; and Hellenistic empires.

Each chapter features a full-page illustration of the event and an annotated bibliography that identifies the most important and recent scholarship about the event. Useful appendixes include a timeline of important events in Ancient Greece, a glossary of terms, and a list of Greek gods and goddesses. This resource is an ideal addition to the school and public library reference shelf and is also excellent for supplementary reading in courses on ancient history and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313316395
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

The First Greeks (18th-12th c. B.C.E.)

The Mycenaeans: Early Greek Civilization

The Archaic Age (8th-6th c. B.C.E.)

Epic Poetry, Polis and Tyranny: Political Revolutions and Development of Ethnic Greek Identity

The Olympic Games and the Rise of Greek Religious Institutions

Sparta and Athens: Political Conservatism and Political Experimentation

The Rise of Political and Cultural Imperialism (5th c. B.C.E.)

The Persian Wars

Athenian Imperialism and Cultural Expansion: The Delian League, the Parthenon, and Drama

The Peloponnesian War: The Challenge to Athens and Triumph of Sparta

Transition and Expansion of Empire (4th-1st c. B.C.E.)

The Death of Sokrates and Development of Greek Philosophy

Makedonian Conquests: Philip of Makedon and Alexander the Great

Hellenistic Empires: Spread of Greek Culture and Rule to the Death of Kleopatra

Appendix: Glossary of Terms

Appendix: Timeline of Events

Appendix: Greek Gods and Goddesses

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