Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History Paperback – 16 Aug 2007
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Praise for the previous edition: "Ancient Greece is the best available survey of ancient Greek history. It presents a clear picture of the most significant developments of Greek political and military history (the traditional emphases), and at the same time incorporates the results of recent work that aims for more inclusive coverage. This is without question the finest college textbook to appear in English on the history and civilization of ancient Greece."--Rebecca H. Sinos, Amherst College"This history uniquely captures the life of the ancient Greeks, both the intellectual grandeur of a gifted elite and the mostly forgotten farmers, soldiers, slaves, women, and workers who made their renaissance all possible. The authors have given us an accessible, reliable, and intellectually challenging history of Greece."--Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institute"With its pleasing synthesis of the political, the cultural, and the social--and its many plans, maps, photographs, and
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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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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 13 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