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Ancient Greece : A Political, Social, and Cultural History - Sarah B. Pomeroy

Paperback Published: 2nd February 2018
ISBN: 9780190686918
Number Of Pages: 608

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Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by six leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.


* Uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside

* Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history

* Two sets of color plates that provide ample evidence from material culture

* Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary

Industry Reviews

"Ancient Greece is a sweeping, accessible historical narrative, punctuated by social and economic insights of one of the most complex and intriguing cultures of antiquity." -- David Graf, University of Miami"This text is an excellent choice for those seeking a comprehensive treatment of ancient Greek history. Its chronological reach is long, and it devotes a great deal of attention to social and cultural topics along with the standard political and military ones." -- Eric Wild Robinson, Indiana University"Ancient Greece is a very clear, comprehensive overview of Greek history, in its political, social, cultural, and intellectual dimensions, with particularly good coverage of the Archaic and Classical Periods, written by some of the top scholars in the field." -- Philip Kaplan, University of North Florida

Maps and Battle PlansPrefaceNew to the Fourth EditionTranslations Used by PermissionTimelineINTRODUCTION A Bird's-Eye View of Greek HistorySources: How We Know About the GreeksRetrieving the Past: The Material RecordRetrieving the Past: The Written RecordPeriodizationFrogs Around a PondCity-StatesGreek City-StatesI. EARLY GREECE AND THE BRONZE AGE DomesticationSources for Early Greek HistoryThe Land of GreeceGreece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000-1600 BC)Minoan CivilizationGreece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)The Years of Glory (c. 1400-1200 BC)The End of the Mycenaean CivilizationII. THE EARLY IRON AGE(C. 1200-750/700 BC) Sources for the Early Iron AgeDecline and Recovery, Early Iron Age I (c. 1200-900 BC)The New Society of Early Iron Age II (900-750/700 BC)Revival (c. 900-750 BC)Homer and Oral PoetryHomeric SocietyCommunity, Household, and Economy in the Early Iron Age II* The End of Early Iron Age II (c. 750-700 BC)III. ARCHAIC GREECE (750/700-480 BC) Sources for the Seventh and Sixth CenturiesThe Formation of the City-State (Polis)Government in the Early City-StatesEmigration and Expansion: The Colonizing MovementEconomic and Social Divisions in the Early PoleisHesiod: The View from OutsideThe Hoplite ArmyThe Archaic Age TyrantsArt and ArchitectureLyric PoetryPhilosophy and SciencePanhellenic Religious InstitutionsRelations Among StatesIV. SPARTA Sources for Spartan History and InstitutionsThe Early Iron Age and the Archaic PeriodThe Spartan SystemDemography and the Spartan EconomySpartan GovernmentSparta and GreeceHistorical Change in SpartaThe Spartan Mirage in Western ThoughtV. THE GROWTH OF ATHENS AND THE PERSIAN WARS Sources for Early AthensAthens from the Bronze Age to the Early Archaic AgeThe Reforms of SolonPisistratus and His SonsThe Reforms of CleisthenesThe Rise of PersiaThe Wars Between Greece and PersiaThe Other War: Carthage and the Greek Cities of SicilyVI. THE RIVALRIES OF THE GREEK CITY-STATES AND THEGROWTH OF ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY Sources for the Decades After the Persian WarsThe Aftermath of the Persian Wars and the Foundation of the Delian LeagueThe "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460-445 BC)Pericles and the Growth of Athenian DemocracyLiterature and ArtOikos and PolisThe Greek EconomyVII. GREECE ON THE EVE OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR Sources for Greece on the Eve of the WarGreece After the Thirty Years' PeaceThe Breakdown of the PeaceResources for WarIntellectual Life in Fifth-Century GreeceHistorical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth CenturyCurrents in Greek Thought and EducationThe Physical Space of the Polis: Athens on the Eve of WarVIII. THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR Sources for Greece During the Peloponnesian WarThe Archidamian War (431-421 BC)The Rise of ComedyBetween Peace and WarThe Invasion of Sicily (415-413 BC)The War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413-411 BC)Fallout from the Long WarThe War in RetrospectIX. THE GREEK WORLD OF THE EARLY FOURTH CENTURY Sources for Fourth-Century GreeceSocial and Economic Strains in Postwar GreeceLaw and Democracy in AthensThe Fourth-Century PolisPhilosophy and the PolisX. PHILIP II AND MACEDONIAN SUPREMACY Sources for Macedonian HistoryEarly MacedoniaMacedonian Society and KingshipThe Reign of Philip IIMacedonian Domination of GreeceXI. ALEXANDER THE GREAT Sources for the Reign of AlexanderConsolidating PowerFrom Issus to Egypt: Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean (332-331 BC)From Alexandria to Persepolis: The King of Asia (331-330 BC)The High Road to India: Alexander in Central AsiaIndia and the End of the DreamReturn to the WestXII. ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS AND THE COSMOPOLIS A New WorldSources for the Hellenistic PeriodThe Struggle for the SuccessionThe Regency of PerdiccasThe Primacy of Antigonus the One-EyedBirth Pangs of the New Order (301-276 BC)The Place of the Polis in the CosmopolisThe Macedonian KingdomsHellenistic SocietyAlexandria and Hellenistic CultureSocial Relations in the Hellenistic WorldEPILOGUE The Arrival of the RomansA Greco-Roman WorldGlossaryArt and Illustration CreditsIndex

ISBN: 9780190686918
ISBN-10: 019068691X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 2nd February 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 4

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