Greeks An Introduction to Their Culture

ISBN-10: 0415469376
ISBN-13: 9780415469371
Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)
Authors: Robin Sowerby
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of figures and tables
Preface
The Homeric World
Bronze Age Greece
Minoan
Mycenaean
Homer and history
The Iliad
The Odyssey
Homeric ideals: civilized social living
Homeric ideals: poetry and art
The Greek love of beauty and Homer's style
History
The main historical sources
The city state before the Persian Wars
The Persian Wars
Democracy and empire: Periclean Athens
The Peloponnesian War
Spartan hegemony and the Second Athenian League
The rise of Phillip of Macedon
The opposition of Demosthenes
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic age
Religion and Social Life
Religion
The household
Women
Slaves
The gymnasium
Games
The symposium
Homosexuality
Literature
Introduction
Tragedy: festivals and conventions
Aeschylus (525-456)
Sophocles (c. 496-406)
Euripides (c. 485-406)
Old Comedy: Aristophanes (c. 450-c. 385)
Later comedy
Oratory and prose
Hellenistic literature: Alexandrianism
Philosophy
The Presocratics
Socrates (469-399) and the sophists
Plato (c. 427-347)
Aristotle (384-322)
Hellenistic philosophy: post-Aristotelians
Art
Geometric beginnings
The Archaic period
The Classical period
The Hellenistic period
Appendices
Chronological table
List of translations cited in the text
Glossary
Suggestions for further reading
Index

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