Egypt, Greece and Rome Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

ISBN-10: 0199263647
ISBN-13: 9780199263646
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Charles Freeman
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Description: Egypt, Greece and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry  More...

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Egypt, Greece and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The volume begins with the early civilizations of Sumer (modern Iraq) and continues through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the western Roman empire. The book ranges beyond political history to cover philosophy, art and literature. A wide range of maps, illustrations and photographs complements the text. The second edition incorporates new chapters on the ancient Mediterranean and the Ancient Near East, as well as extended coverage of Egypt.

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.

List of Colour Plates
List of Maps
Rediscovering the Ancient World
Egypt, the Gift of the Nile, 3200-1500 BC
Egypt as an Imperial Power, 1500-1000 BC
Daily Life in New Kingdom Egypt
The Ancient Near East, 3500-500 BC
The Early Greeks, 2000-700 BC
The Greeks in a Wider World, 800-600 BC
Hoplites and Tyrants: The Emergence of the City State
Cultural Change in the Archaic Age
The Persian Wars
Herodotus and Fgypt
Everyday Life in Classical Greece
Religion and Culture in the Greek World
Athens: Democracy and Empire
From Aeschylus to Aristotle
The Struggle for Power, 431-338 BC
Alexander of Macedon and the Expansion of the Greek World
The Hellenistic World
Celts and Parthians
The Etruscans and Early Rome
Rome becomes a Mediterranean Power
From the Gracchi to Caesar, 133-55 BC
Voices from the Republic
The Fall of the Roman Republic, 55-31 BC
Women in the Roman Republic
Augustus and the Founding of Empire
Consolidating the Empire, AD 14-138
Adminstering and Defending the Empire
The Romans as Builders
Social and Economic Life in the Empire
Transformations: The Roman Empire, 138-313
The Foundations of Christianity
The Empire in the Fourth Century
The Creation of a New Europe, 395-600
The Emergence of the Byzantine Empire
Epilogue: Legacies
Suggestions for Further Reading
Date Chart and List of Events
Acknowledgements of Sources
Index

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