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Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World : The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece - H. A. Shapiro

Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World

The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece

By: H. A. Shapiro (Editor)


Published: 1st March 2007
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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BC. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.

"With all the questions and debates that this volume presents, it certainly encourages the reader to explore the subjects more deeply." --BMCR

List of Illustrations, Maps, and Tablesp. VII
Contributorsp. IX
Prefacep. XI
Abbreviationsp. XIII
Introductionp. 1
History of Archaic Greece
Tyrants and Lawgiversp. 13
Polis, Community, and Ethnic Identityp. 40
Warfare and Hoplitesp. 61
The Life Cycle in Archaic Greecep. 85
Literature and Philosophy
Homer, Hesiod, and the Epic Traditionp. 111
Archaic Greek Poetryp. 141
The Philosophers in Archaic Greek Culturep. 169
History and Material Culture
Colonization: Greece on the Move, 900-480p. 201
Delphi, Olympia, and the Art of Politicsp. 225
The Human Figure in Early Greek Sculpture and Vase Paintingp. 265
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780521822008
ISBN-10: 0521822009
Series: Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.86