Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece / Edition 1

Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece / Edition 1

by Angus Konstam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816052204

ISBN-13: 9780816052202

Pub. Date: 06/15/2003

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

From the days of Homer's Mycenean culture until the final collapse of Ancient Greek civilization, the Greek World has provided an enduring fascination to countless generations. Its language, culture, political systems, philosophy, art and architecture still influence our everyday lives, while the stories of Greek warriors, mighty Gods, and glittering cities have…  See more details below

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From the days of Homer's Mycenean culture until the final collapse of Ancient Greek civilization, the Greek World has provided an enduring fascination to countless generations. Its language, culture, political systems, philosophy, art and architecture still influence our everyday lives, while the stories of Greek warriors, mighty Gods, and glittering cities have captivated our imagination. This book traces the historical, cultural and political development of the Greeks, who created the first democratic society in the world, and whose empire under Alexander the Great spanned most of the known world. While her citizen soldiers safeguarded Greek civilization when it was threatened by the Persians, Greek writers, poets, architects, politicians and philosophers created a cultural legacy that still endures. In this lavishly illustrated book, the history and culture of this remarkable people are traced, allowing readers a clear and concise insight into the Greek World.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816052202
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Series:
Historical Atlas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction - The Glory of Greece6
Ch. 1A Greek Dawn8
Ch. 2Greek Mythology and Religion20
Ch. 3The Age of Heroes: Mycenaean Greece32
Ch. 4The Thinking Process44
Ch. 5The Rise of the City-States56
Ch. 6Politics and the People68
Ch. 7War with Persia80
Ch. 8Society and Everyday Life92
Ch. 9Athens and the Classical Greek Age104
Ch. 10Recreation and Religious Festivals116
Ch. 11The Peloponnesian War128
Ch. 12The Greek Art of War140
Ch. 13Alexander the Great152
Ch. 14Art and Architecture164
Ch. 15The World of Hellas176
Glossary188
Index191

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