Greek Achievement The Foundation of the Western World

ISBN-10: 014029323X
ISBN-13: 9780140293234
Edition: 2000
Authors: Charles Freeman
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Description: Drawing on the most recent research, Freeman provides a new generation of readers with a comprehensive account of Greek history over 2000 years. He describes the early settlements, the wars with the Persian empire, the rise of Macedonia, and more.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Drawing on the most recent research, Freeman provides a new generation of readers with a comprehensive account of Greek history over 2000 years. He describes the early settlements, the wars with the Persian empire, the rise of Macedonia, and more.

A member of the Blue Guides editorial board, Charles Freeman is the author of numerous books, including AD 381 and The Closing of the Western Mind. He lives in Suffolk, England.

Preface
List of Illustrations
Recreating the World of Ancient Greece
The Formation of the Greek World
Homer's World: Heroes and the Coming of the City-State
An Expanding World: 800-550 B.C.
New Identities: The Consolidation of the City-State
Underlying Patterns: Land and Slavery
Underlying Patterns: Spiritual Life
Revolutions in Wisdom: New Directions in the Archaic Age
Creating the Barbarian: The Persian Wars
The Fifth Century: The Politics of Power 479-404 B.C.
The Athenian Democracy
Homage to Dionysus: The Drama Festivals
Man Is the Measure: Philosophers and Speculators, 450-330 B.C.
Relationships
Transitions: The Greek World in the Fourth Century B.C.
Alexander
The Hellenistic World
Mathematics, Science, and Medicine
The Greeks and Rome
The Greeks in the Roman Empire
Conclusion: The Greek Achievement
Date List
Further Reading
Index

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