Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History Hardcover – 15 Oct 1998
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"Ancient Greece is an excellent text. The authors' shared opinion that ancient Greece is 'one of the most improbable success stories in all of world history' unfolds in a happy combination of the traditional detail of familiar names and events along with a tale of the nameless many--even slaves, women, children, and non-Greeks." --Carol Thomas, Professor of History, University of Washington and President of the Association of Ancient Historians"My students and I have been waiting for such a clear and fluid reconstruction of Greek history--an unusually smooth blend of political, social, and cultural history. By authors widely recognized for their commitment to teaching as well as scholarship, this work has many strengths and pedagogical virtues." --Donald G. Kyle, Professor of History, University of Texas at Arlington --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Sarah Pomeroy is Professor of Classics at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at California State University, Los Angeles. Walter Donlan is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer Tolbert Roberts is Professor of Classics and History at the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is nearly 600 pages long, and contains a great amount of information, divided into most accessible sections and subsections, well indexed and referenced and with lots of interesting maps, diagrams and photographs. The authors are all Professors of History and/or Classics, and the book that they have created is a most useful one for those new to the subject of Ancient Greece, or for those like me who are looking for more detail, or reference material.
There are twelve chapters in the book, covering:
Early Greece and the Bronze Age
The Dark Age of Greece and the Eighth-Centry Renaissance c.1200-700 BC
Archaic Greece c.700-480 BC
The Growth of Athens and the Persian Wars
The rivalries of the Greek city-states and the growth of Athenian democracy
Greece on the eve of the Peloponnesian War
The Peloponnesian War
The crisis of the polis and the age of shifting hegemonies
Philip II and the rise of Macedon
Alexander the Great
Alexander’s successors and the cosmopolis
This book, and by definition I would imagine you could include the latest edition of the book, is most worthwhile, and highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I already owned this book but, have lost it in a move. I enjoyed and learned so much the first time I read it, I just had to get another copy for my library of books.Published 12 months ago by Lynda M Stretton
This book was very useful when it came to studying in my classics degree.
Would suggest to anyone interested in ancient Greece.
This book will bring you back to those times and how it was wil cristalize in your mind! Have fun!Published on 19 Feb. 2013 by P. J. De Weerd