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A History of Greece to 322 BC - N. G. L. Hammond

A History of Greece to 322 BC

Paperback Published: 24th July 1986
ISBN: 9780198730958
Number Of Pages: 716

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This new edition of a well-known history of ancient Greece presents a modern interpretation of Greek ideas, culture, and history. Although the book's primary focus is on the political and military history of the Greek states, the prehistoric period and the intellectual, social, and economic backgrounds are also covered. N.G.L. Hammond's work thoroughly documents its ancient sources, and directs readers to further studies in the field. Updated and revised, the third edition adds new material on the significance of the spread of tumulus-burial in Albania and the Mycenaean world, the dating of early coinage, the decree of Themistocles, and on aspects of the rule of Alexander the Great. Wide-ranging in scope, yet rich in detail, this work adds a modern perspective to the study of a fascinating ancient culture.

A solidly written text suitable for the reader who may wish to acquaint himself with the intricacies of Greek history to the death of Alexander and for the course intent to expose the student to a scholarly analysis of Greek events through a synthesis of ancient sources and a knowledge of the Greek peninsula. * Elias Kapetanopoulos, Central Connecticut State University *

Introduction: The Geography of the Greek Peninsula and Islands
The Early Civilizations of Greece and the Great Migrations (c. 6000-850)
The Settlement of the Aegean Islands and Minoan Civilization
The Greek Mainland and Mycenaean Civilization
The Great Migration
The Renaissance of Greece (850-546)
A Period of Cultural and Political Revival
The Colonial Expansion of the Greek City-States
The Commercial Development of the Greek States (c. 750-550)
Warfare in the Period 750-550
Constitutional Developments (Excluding Athens)
Constitutional Developments at Athens and the Spartan Alliance
Religion and Culture 850-546
The Triumph of Greece (546-466)
The Advance of Persia and the Growth of Athens
The Spartan Alliance and the Turbulence of the Greek States
The Ionian Revolt and Persia's Expedition against Athens and Eretria
Xerxes' Invasion of Greece
The Growth of the Athenian Alliance
The Western Greeks 490-466
Literature, Thought, and Art (546-466)
The Great Wars Between Athens and Sparta (466-404)
Athens at War with Persia and Sparta
The Fifteen Years of Peace
Art, Literature, and Thought (466-431)
The First Part of the Peloponnesian War (431-421)
The Second Part of the Peloponnesian War (421-404)
The Cultural Crisis in the Peloponnesian War
The Period of Transient Hegemonies (404-386)
The Hegemony of Sparta (404-386)
The Autocratic Methods of Dionysius and of Sparta (386-368)
The Collapse of the Leading Powers
The Social and Economic Background to the Troubles of Greece
The Rise and Expansion of Macedon
Macedon Wins a Place Among the Greek Powers (359-346)
Macedon Gains Control of the Greek States (346-336)
The Intellectual Background of the Fourth Century
Alexander and the Greeks Defeat Persia (336-330)
Alexander's Eastern conquests (330-323)
The Splitting of the Empire and Antipater's Occupation of Greece (323-321)
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ISBN: 9780198730958
ISBN-10: 0198730950
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 716
Published: 24th July 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised