Greek Society / Edition 5

Greek Society / Edition 5

by Frank Frost
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Cengage Learning


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Greek Society / Edition 5

This chronological narrative covers the Bronze Age to the end of the Roman Empire, with a useful epilogue that traces the Greek experience in medieval and modern times. Frost presents a level of detail that requires no prior background in Greek history. Fascinating anecdotes on the lives of ordinary Greek people help bring the past to life.

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ISBN-13: 2900669416953
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/19/1996
Edition description: 5TH
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Mycenaean Prologue The Mycenaean Environment Mycenaean Social Organization The Mycenaean Economy The End of the Mycenaean World Mycenaean Civilization in Retrospect 2. The Dark Age and the Archaic Age Faith and Worship The Farm The Town The Shore The Age of Colonization The Lyric Age: Poets and Philosophers Contributions of the Archaic Age 3. The World of the Greek Polis Historical Background, 550-336 B.C. Sparta: An Experiment in Elitist Communism Ionia: The Greeks of Asia Minor Athens: The Education of Hellas 4. The Economies of the Greek World The Development of Coinage Real Property The Rise of Commercial Economies: Trade Banking and Other Forms of Investment 5. Greek Society in the Age of the Polis Slaves Women Greek Homosexuality Travelers and Resident Aliens Farmer and Burgher: Middle-Class Attitudes The Restless Intellect Classical Epilogue: The Rise of the Individual 6. Some Greek People The Farmer: Hesiod The Demagogue: Cleon of Athens The Doctor: Ctesias of Knidos The Hetairai: Aspasia and Neaira The Explorer: Pytheas of Massalia 7. The Hellenic World The Conquests of Alexander the Great The Political Settlement, 323-272 B.C. Egypt Under Ptolemies Alexandria, the Hellenistic City The Empire of the Seleucids Old Greece: Macedon and the New Federalism 8. The Greek World Under Roman Rule Greece in the Roman Empire: The Economy Greece in the Roman Empire: The Triumphs of Hellenism The Law and the Logos: Christianity and the Greeks The Fall of Rome and the Survival of Greece 9. Some More Greek People The Revolutionary: Cleomenes of Sparta The Bureaucrat: Tiberius of Smyrna The Imposter: Alexander of Abonuteichos The Philosopher: Hypatia of Alexandria Epilogue

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