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This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later.
Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts.
This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.
Introduction, Jasper Griffin
1. Greece: The History of the Archaic Period, George Forrest
2. Homer, Oliver Taplin
3. Greek Myth and Hesiod, Jasper Griffin
4. Lyric and Elegiac Poetry, Ewen Bowie
5. Early Greek Philosophy, Martin West
6. Greece: The History of the Classical Period, Simon Hornblower
7. Greek Drama, Peter Levi
8. Greek Historians, Oswyn Murray
9. Life and Society in Classical Greece, Oswyn Murray
10. Classical Greek Philosophy, Julia Annas
11. Greek Religion, Robert Parker
12. Greek Art and Architecture, John Boardman
13. The History of the Hellenistic Period, Simon Price
14. Hellenistic Culture and Literature, Robin Lane Fox
15. Hellenistic Philosophy and Science, Jonathan Barnes
16. Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art, Roger Ling