The Greek World 479-323 Bc / Edition 3

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The Greek World 479-323 BC 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 important new chapters - on Argos, and the Peloponnesian War - and the incorporation of further primary sources. Also new are more than thirty 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415153447
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 5/23/2002
  • Series: Routledge History of the Ancient World Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 0.86 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Hornblower is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He was previously a Fellow of Oriel College and Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include Greek Historiography (2000), A commentary on Thucydides (1997), The Oxford Classical Dictionary\i0 (edited with Antony Spawforth, 1996), and \i The Cambridge Ancient History Vol. VI: The Fourth Century BC\i0 (edited with D. M. Lewis, John Boardman and Martin Ostwald, 1994).

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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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