The Greek World 479-323 BC / Edition 4

The Greek World 479-323 BC / Edition 4

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by Simon Hornblower
     
 

"The Greek World 479-323 B.C. has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for a new generation of readers." "The extensive changes made include the addition of two new chapters - on Argos, and a replacement chapter on the… See more details below

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"The Greek World 479-323 B.C. has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for a new generation of readers." "The extensive changes made include the addition of two new chapters - on Argos, and a replacement chapter on the Peloponnesian War - and the fuller quotation of primary sources. Also new are thirty-six illustrations, the insertion of user-friendly subheadings, and a completely updated bibliography." With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this third edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415602914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Series:
Routledge History of the Ancient World Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of maps
Preface and acknowledgements to the first edition
Preface to the third edition
Abbreviations and brief glossary of Greek terms
1Introduction1
2The beginning of the Delian League9
3Empire19
4South Italy and Sicily39
5Kyrene and Egypt57
6The Persian Empire, especially Asia Minor66
7Argos75
8Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia89
9The run-up to the war103
10Corinth111
11Sparta116
12Athens124
13The Peloponnesian War150
14The effects of the Peloponnesian War184
15The Corinthian War210
16The King's Peace to Leuktra; the Second Athenian Confederacy227
17Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps246
18Philip261
19Alexander283
Notes313
Bibliography348
Index371

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