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The Greek World : Routledge History of the Ancient World - Anton Powell

The Greek World

Routledge History of the Ancient World

By: Anton Powell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th April 1995
ISBN: 9780415170420
Number Of Pages: 640

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Studying from the Mycenean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes new articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy.

With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and the slaves - all traditionally seen as beyond the margins of powerand includes the study of figures who were on the literal margins of the Greek world.

Bringing to the forefront the research into areas previously thought of as marginal, Anton Powell sheds new light on vital topics and authors who are central to the study of Greek culture.

Plato's reforms are illuminated through a consideration of his impatient and revolutionary attitude to women, and Powell also examines how the most potent symbol of central Greek history - the Parthenon - can be understood as a political symbol when viewed with the knowledge of the cosmetic techniques used by classical Athenian women.

The Greek World is a stimulating and enlightening interaction of social and political history, comprehensive, and unique to boot, students will undoubtedly benefit from the insight and knowledge it imparts.

Industry Reviews

`Anton Powell's innovative and ambitious collection of 27 articles.' - Times Higher Eduction

Robin Osborne, University of Oxford
Alan Griffiths, University College, London
Rosalind Thomas, Royal Holloway College
J.R.Morgan, University College, Swansea
Philip de Souza, Strawberry Hill College
Helen King, University of Reading
Anton Powell, University of Cardiff
Kathryn Lomas, University of Newcastle
Andrew Erskine, University College, Dublin
Nigel Spivey, University of Cambridge
A.M.Bowie, University of Oxford
Robert Parker, University of Oxford, Edward Hussey, University of Oxford
T.H.Irwin, Cornell University, NY, T.J.Saunders, University of Newcastle
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ISBN: 9780415170420
ISBN-10: 0415170427
Series: Routledge History of the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 27th April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.49  x 3.73
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1