Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

ISBN-10: 0192801376
ISBN-13: 9780192801371
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical Greek world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements. Now, in this vivid volume, readers can embrace the spirit of the classical world, from the eighth to the first centuries B.C., a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This work also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquered by Alexander the Great. The editors, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature, philosophy, and the arts, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and historical charts. Moreover, the contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style. Together with hundreds of excellent illustrations, these entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage.

John Boardman, Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art at Oxford University, has written widely on the art and archaeology of ancient Greece. His previous books include The Greeks Overseas, The History of Greek Vases, The World of Ancient Art, and others.

Introduction
Greece: The History of the Archaic Period
Homer
Greek Myth and Hesiod
Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
Early Greek Philosophy
Greece: The History of the Classical Period
Greek Drama
Greek Historians
Life and Society in Classical Greece
Classical Greek Philosophy
Greek Religion
Greek Art and Architecture
The History of the Hellenistic Period
Hellenistic Culture and Literature
Hellenistic Philosophy and Science
Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art

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