Ancient Greece A Political, Social, and Cultural History

ISBN-10: 019530800X

ISBN-13: 9780195308006

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, Ancient Greece, Second Edition, introduces students to the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. A comprehensive history, it covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history with a traditional yet lively narrative of political, military, and diplomatichistory. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, Ancient Greece, Second Edition, offers an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students with littleor no knowledge of Greece. The book is enhanced by text boxes featuring excerpts from ancient documents, an extensive glossary, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history.Revised and updated throughout, the second edition features:* More in-depth coverage of such social and cultural topics as women and family life, material culture, religion, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside* A new 8-page full-color photo insert, 125 black and white photographs (55 of them new), 15 line drawings, and 17 new and improved custom-drawn maps* Key terms--in boldface type when they first appear in the text and listed at the end of each chapter* Selective, up-to-date recommendations for further reading

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090

Sarah B. Pomeroy is professor of clasics at Hunter College and the Graduate School, City University of New York.

Maps and Battle Plans
Preface
Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction
A Bird's-Eye View of Greek History
Sources: How We Know About the Greeks
Retrieving the Past: The Material Record
Retrieving the Past: The Written Record
Periodization
Frogs Around a Pond
City-States
Greek City-States
Early Greece and the Bronze Age
Domestication
Sources for Early Greek History
The Land of Greece
Greece and the Near East in the "Final Neolithic" Period (c. 4000-3000 BC)
Greece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000-1600 BC)
The Discovery of Aegean Civilization: Troy, Mycenae, Knossos
Minoan Civilization
Greece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)
The Years of Glory (c. 1400-1200 BC)
The End of the Mycenaean Civilization
The "Dark Age" of Greece and the Eighth-Century "Renaissance" (c. 1200-700 BC)
Sources for the Dark Age
Decline and Recovery (c. 1150-900 BC)
The New Society of the Dark Age
Revival (c. 900-750 BC)
Homer and Oral Poetry
Late Dark Age (Homeric) Society
Community, Household, and Economy in the Late Dark Age
The End of the Dark Age (c. 750-700 BC)
Archaic Greece (c. 700-480 BC)
Sources for the Seventh and Sixth Centuries
The Formation of the City-State (Polis)
The Ethnos
Government in the Early City-States
The Colonizing Movement
Economic and Social Divisions in the Early Poleis
Hesiod: The View from Below
The Hoplite Army
The Archaic Age Tyrants
Art and Architecture
Lyric Poetry
Philosophy and Science
Relations Between States
Panhellenic Institutions
Sparta
Sources for Spartan History and Institutions
The Dark Age and the Archaic Period
The Spartan System
Demography and the Spartan Economy
Spartan Government
Sparta and Greece
Historical Change in Sparta
The Spartan Mirage in Western Thought
The Growth of Athens and the Persian Wars
Sources for Early Athens
Athens from the Bronze Age to the Early Archaic Age
The Reforms of Solon
Pisistratus and His Sons
The Reforms of Cleisthenes
The Rise of Persia
The Wars Between Greece and Persia
The Other War: Carthage and the Greek Cities of Sicily
The Rivalries of the Greek City-States and the Growth of Athenian Democracy
Sources for the Decades After the Persian Wars
The Aftermath of the Persian Wars and the Foundation of the Delian League
The "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460-445 BC)
Pericles and the Growth of Athenian Democracy
Literature and Art
Oikos and Polis
The Greek Economy
Greece on the Eve of the Peloponnesian War
Sources for Greece on the Eve of the War
Greece After the Thirty Years' Peace
The Breakdown of the Peace
Resources for War
Intellectual Life in Fifth-Century Greece
Historical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth Century
Currents in Greek Thought and Education
The Physical Space of the Polis: Athens on the Eve of War
The Peloponnesian War
Sources for Greece During the Peloponnesian War
The Archidamian War (431-421 BC)
The Rise of Comedy
Between Peace and War
The Invasion of Sicily (415-413 BC)
The War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413-411 BC)
Fallout from the Long War
The War in Retrospect
The Crisis of the Polis and the Age of Shifting Hegemonies
Sources for Fourth-Century Greece
Postwar Greece and the Struggle for Hegemony
Law and Democracy in Athens
The Fourth-Century Polis
Philosophy and the Polis
Phillip II and the Rise of Macedon
Sources for Macedonian History
Early Macedonia
Macedonian Society and Kingship
The Reign of Philip II
Macedonian Domination of Greece
Alexander the Great
Sources for the Reign of Alexander
Consolidating Power
From Issus to Egypt: Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean (332-331 BC)
From Alexandria to Persepolis: The King of Asia (331-330 BC)
The High Road to India: Alexander in Central Asia
India and the End of the Dream
Return to the West
Alexander's Successors and the Cosmopolis
A New World
Sources for the Hellenistic Period
The Struggle for the Succession
The Regency of Perdiccas
The Primacy of Antigonus the One-Eyed
Birth Pangs of the New Order (301-276 BC)
The Place of the Polis in the Cosmopolis
The Macedonian Kingdoms
Hellenistic Society
Alexandria and Hellenistic Culture
Social Relations in the Hellenistic World
Epilogue
Glossary
Art and Illustration Credits
Index
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