Greek History

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"Robin Osborne's guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 1200 B.C.) to the Roman conquest in the second century B.C." The book also includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further.
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Overview

"Robin Osborne's guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 1200 B.C.) to the Roman conquest in the second century B.C." The book also includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further.
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'Immensely lucid ... it offers a very clear guide.' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415317184
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Classical Foundations Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge. His books include Greece in the Making c. 1200-479 BC, Archaic and Classical Greek Art and with P.J.L Rhodes, Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 BC.

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Table of Contents

Map of Greece and the central mediterranean
1 Familiar but exotic : why Greece needs history 7
2 Inventing the Greek polis 23
3 How many Greeks were there and how did any of them survive? 39
4 Law, tyranny and the invention of politics 55
5 Making enemies 70
6 The city of freedom and oppression 85
7 The unity and diversity of the Greek city 102
8 Was Alexander the end of Greek history? 119
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