Greek Polis / Edition 1

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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history.

Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226069357
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1986
  • Series: Readings in Western Civilization
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,403,538
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword
General Introduction

1. Homer, Odyssey, Book 2: The Assembly at Ithaca
2. Homer, Iliad 18.474-617: The Shield of Achilles

Tyrtaeus, Solon, Theognis
3. Two Poems by Tyrtaeus
Tyrtaeus 10W: Exhortation to the Young Hoplite
Tyrtaeus 11W: The Hoplite's Handbook
4. Two Poems by Solon
Solon 4W: Eunomia and Dusnomia
Solon 13W: Prosperity, Justice, and the Hazards of Life
5. Three Poems by Theognis
Theognis 53-68W: Social Upheaval
Theognis 173-78W: Poverty and the Agathos
Theognis 183-92W: Breeding, Good and Bad

6. Pindar, Sixth Nemean Ode

7. Three Selections from Herodotus' History
Herodotus, History 1.59-63: The Installation of the Pisistratid Tyranny
Herodotus, History 5.62-73: The Overthrow of the Pisistratids and the Oganization of the Cleisthenic Democracy
Herodotus, History 3.80-84: The Debate in Persia about Constitutions

The Old Oligarch
8. The Old Oligarch, The Athenian Constitution

9. Aristophanes, The Wasps

10. Lysias, On the Killing of Eratosthenes

11. Demosthenes, The Oration against Eubulides

12. Plato, The Apology
13. Plato, The Crito
14. Plato, Protagoras 320c-328d: Protagoras' Myth
15. Plato, Republic 5.471c-473e: The Philosopher-Ruler

16. Aristotle, The Constitution of Athens
17. Aristotle, Politics, Book 1.1-2 and Books 7 and 8
18. Aristotle, Economics, Book 1

19. Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus

20. Epictetus, Encheiridion


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2006

    Pick a title that fits the information in the book.

    I use this as a textbook in one of my classes and all I could say is it has absolutely nothing to do with the Greek Polis (City-state). Instead of explaining the history it just has a few poems written by some important figures in Greek history. If it is a history book then it should discuss history not poetry. Researching Ancient Greece should be studied in a variety of ways such as culture, events, etc.

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