Birth of Classical Europe A History from Troy to Augustine

ISBN-10: 014312045X

ISBN-13: 9780143120452

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Description: A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world. The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin our own. Yet little has been written about how those ancient societies existed in conversation with an even deeper past, reaching back to the world of the Trojans and the time of Homer. An authoritative history covering two millennia of human experience, The Birth of Classical Europepresents provocative new perspectives on the world in whose shadow we continue to live. The authors' thoughtful, innovative approach to understanding the epochs of Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar shows how our own changing values and interests have shaped our feelings about an era that is at once remote and startlingly close.

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Peter Thonemann is Forrest-Derow Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium (2011), the winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's prestigious Runciman Prize 2012 and co-author (with Simon Price) of The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine (2010). His most recent book is an edited collection of essays on Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations and the State (2013).

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List of Maps
List of Plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Aegean World: Minoans, Mycenaeans and Trojans: C. 1750-1100 bc
The Mediterranean, the Levant and Middle Europe: 1100-800 bc
Greece, Phoenicians and the Western Mediterranean: 800-480 bc
Greece, Europe and Asia: 480-334 bc
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World: 334-146 bc
Rome, Carthage and the West: 500-146 bc
Rome, Italy and Empire: 146 bc-ad 14
The Roman Empire: ad 14-284
The Later Roman Empire: ad 284-425
Further Reading
Date Chart
Index
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