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Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks

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ISBN-10: 0500051127

ISBN-13: 9780500051122

Edition: 2002

Authors: John Camp, Elizabeth Fisher

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This volume tells the vivid story of the ancient Greeks within its historical and cultural framework. Their world is presented here in chronological order, from the Bronze Age to the Christian era, a span of some 3500 years.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Who were the Greeks?
The Ancient Greeks Defined
Historical Outline
Written Sources and Archaeological Discoveries
The First Greeks
Palaeolithic and Neolithic Greece
The Early Bronze Age
The Arrival of the Greeks
The Heroic Age
The Mycenaean Palace
The Mycenaean World
Crete
History or Myth?
The End of the Palaces
The Age of Expanding Horizons
After the Palaces: The Dark Ages
Colonization
Panhellenism
Eastern Influence
The Beginnings of Greek Literature
Polis: The Early Greek City
The Greek City
Regional Diversity
Cities of the Mainland
East Greek Cities
Western Greek Cities
The Fight for Survival
Classical Athens
The Rise of Athens
Government and Law
Commerce and Business
Religious Life
The Dionysia and Greek Theatre
Intellectual Life: Education and Philosophy
Private Life
Gods and Heroes
Sanctuaries, Festivals and Sacrifices
The Twelve Olympian Gods
Heroes
The Panhellenic Festivals
Medicine and Healing Cults
Oracular Shrines
Greek Art and Architecture
Architecture
Sculpture
Pottery
Painting
Metalwork
Alexander and the Hellenistic World
Historical Background
The Conquest of Asia
The Hellenistic Kingdoms
Romans and Christians
Roman Philhellenism
Hadrian and the Greek World
The Rise of Christianity
Epilogue: Byzantines, Franks and Ottomans
Gazetteer
Further Reading
Illustration Credits
Index