The Greek World 479-323 BC / Edition 4

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Overview

"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.
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Praise for the fourth edition:

'The Greek World has thus far endured the test of time and remains one of the leading textbooks on Greek History, and I have no doubt that it will continue to do so for many years to come.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Praise for the third edition (2002):

'To write a standard history which contains the essential material and yet is interesting and says things which have not been said before is one of the hardest tasks. Hornblower has performed it excellently.'Times Literary Supplement

'Hornblower's excellence as a historian, and his wide and responsible use of sources, together with attractive packaging, re-establishes the book's position as a benchmark for historians ... It is packed to the brim ... with an abundance of erudite observations.'Scholia Reviews

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Meet the Author

Simon Hornblower is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He was previously Professor of Classics and Grote Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include a Commentary on Thucydides in three volumes (1991-2008). He is now working on commentaries on Herodotus books 5 and 6, and on Lykophron's Alexandra.

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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
1 Introduction 1
2 The beginning of the Delian League 9
3 Empire 19
4 South Italy and Sicily 39
5 Kyrene and Egypt 57
6 The Persian Empire, especially Asia Minor 66
7 Argos 75
8 Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia 89
9 The run-up to the war 103
10 Corinth 111
11 Sparta 116
12 Athens 124
13 The Peloponnesian War 150
14 The effects of the Peloponnesian War 184
15 The Corinthian War 210
16 The King's Peace to Leuktra; the Second Athenian Confederacy 227
17 Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps 246
18 Philip 261
19 Alexander 283
Notes 313
Bibliography 348
Index 371
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    You've GOT to be kidding me...

    I'm sure that this would be an incredible book to read up on for Greek history and culture, but $130 for it? Not happening.

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    Posted November 4, 2011

    130$ that sucks

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