Greece in the Making 1200-479 BC / Edition 2

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Overview

No Greek writer ever attempted to describe or analyse the events of his own lifetime or of the immediate past until Herodotos and Thucydides in the fifth century. Our knowledge of Greece before 479 BC is dependent on the stories which the later Greeks told about their past and the indirect testimony of the material and poetic monuments of the archaic age. Greece in the Making shows how we can write the history of this period, and the insights which can be gained by doing so for our understanding of later periods of history. It goes beyond tradition and exploits the literature, art, and archaeology of the period. Richly illustrated, this book makes much new information readily accessible and puts the reader in touch with the latest scholarship on the subject.
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'The present second edition...is perhaps the most up-dated and the most systematic of all such syntheses currently available in English.' - Palamedes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415469920
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/2009
  • Series: Routledge History of the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,447,764
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of texts
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 The Traditions of History 1
2 The Problem of Beginnings 19
3 Setting the Stage 53
4 Forming Communities: The Eighth Century BC 70
5 The World of Hesiod and of Homer 137
6 Reforming Communities: The Seventh Century 161
7 The Greek World in 600 BC 215
8 Inter-Relating Cities: The Short Sixth Century (600-520 BC) 243
9 The Transformation of Archaic Greece 520-479 BC 792
Epilogue 351
Bibliographical notes 356
Index 379
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