Greek World, 479 - 323 BC

ISBN-10: 0415602920

ISBN-13: 9780415602921

Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Simon Hornblower
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Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements to the first edition
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the fourth edition
Abbreviations and brief glossary of terms
Introduction
The extent of the Greek world in 479
The plan of this book
The sources
The beginning of the Delian League
The Athenians take the lead
Terms of enrolment
Mechanisms of control
Empire
Early years
The �Ephialtic� reforms at Athens
The 'First Peloponnesian War'
The islands
South Italy and Sicily
'Big Greece: south Italy and Sicily as a unit
The problem of the sources: Thucydides not enough
Sicily
South Italy
Conclusion: a distinctive culture?
Kyrene and Egypt
Kyrene
Egypt
The Persian Empire, especially Asia Minor
Introduction
Satraps
Asia Minor under the Persians
Conclusion
Argos
Introduction: the physical setting and the sources
Argos and 'kinship diplomacy'
Argos in the fifth century BC
Argos in the fourth century BC
Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia
Macedon
Thessaly
Boiotia
The run-up to the war
The problem: can we trust Thucydides? The Great Gap
The four stated aitiai
Corinth
Sparta
Athens
Introduction: Athens natural advantages
The Athenian myths of identity
Demes and city
Council, Assembly, law courts
Elite values and democratic ideology
Generals and demagogues: fourth-century changes
The Peloponnesian War
Introduction. An important war?
Resources and intended strategy
The Archidamian War
The Peace of Nikias; Mantineia campaign; Melos; Persia and Amorges
Atheris and the west, especially 415-413
413-411; the oligarchic revolution at Athens
411 to Aigospotamoi and the Athenian surrender
The effects of the Peloponnesian War
Stasis and other upheavals; system building and treatise writing; professionalism
Military theory and practice
Political developments
Economic changes
Religion: change, and the absence of it
The Corinthian War
Introduction and summary
Athens in defeat: the Thirty Tyrants
The true cause of the Corinthian War: Spartan expansionism to all four points of the compass
The Corinthian War
The King's Peace
The King's Peace to Leuktra; the Second Athenian Confederacy
After the King's Peace
The Second Athenian Confederacy
Leuktra to Mantineia and the revolt of the satraps
Jason of Pherai
The three theatres of Theban foreign policy (1): the Peloponnese
The three theatres of Theban foreign policy (2): the north
The three theatres of Theban foreign policy (3): the Aegean
The run-up to the battle of Mantineia: the revolt of the satraps
Philip
Introduction; Persia and Syracuse in mid-century
Athens and the Social War
Sparta in mid-century
The Third Sacred War
Philip's early years
Up to the Peace of Philokrates (346)
The Peace of Philokrates
The breakdown of the peace, the battle of Chaironeia and the settlement of Greece
Alexander
The accession
The Theban revolt; Alexander and the Greeks
The invasion of Asia Minor
Egypt; the city-foundations
The visit to the Ammon oracle; deification
Gaugamela; Alexander and the Persians
The passage through Afghanistan; worsening relations between Alexander and the Macedonians
India; the end
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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