The Cambridge Ancient History

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John Boardman, N. G. L. Hammond
Cambridge University Press, Aug 5, 1982 - History - 530 pages
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The emergence of the Greek world from the Dark Ages to the height of its Geometric civilization was described in The Cambridge Ancient History Volume III Part I. Volume III Part III explores the new prosperity and growth of the young city-states in the eighth to the sixth centuries B.C. This was the great period of expansion and colonization which saw the establishment of Greek city-states from the Western Mediterranean to the Black Sea. This volume describes the East and Egypt, the importance of West Greece and the Aegean islands in trading and exploration, the special characteristics of the societies which were established by colonization. While societies outside the mainstream of expansion and trade retained their old institutions, those at the centre changed rapidly and the period was a time of warfare in mainland Greece. Athens is seen developing into a leading state under the influence of the reforms of Solon and assessment of the social, economic and material history of Greece during these years.
  

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Contents

36a The Greeks in the Near East
1
6b The Greeks in Egypt
32
z Egypt
34
The Nile Delta
43
36 Cyprus
57
Cyprus
58
The Cypriot syllabary
71
The colonial expansion of Greece
83
Euboea and the islands
249
The islands
250
Illyris Epirus and Macedonia
261
Illyris Epirus and Macedonia
262
Central Greece and Thessaly
286
Boeotia
290
Central Greece and Thessaly
296
The Peloponnese
321

The western Mediterranean
84
The central Mediterranean
86
The eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea
88
Sicily and Magna Graecia
96
Sicily 164
103
The western Greeks
163
South Italy
170
The eastern Greeks
196
East Greece
198
n The material evidence
202
39 Crete
222
Crete
224
39 Cretan laws and society
234
The Peloponnese and the Megarid
322
The growth of the Athenian state
360
The tyranny of Pisistratus
392
45Cz Economic and social conditions in the Greek world
417
b The material culture of Archaic Greece
442
Chronological table
463
BIBLIOGRAPHY
469
Colonization
480
E The Greek mainland
496
F Athens and Attica
505
Index
513
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About the Editor:
John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaelogy and Art at Oxford University, and editor of the acclaimed Oxford History of The Classical World, which The New York Times Book Review called "the finest one-volume survey available."

The late N. G. L. Hammond taught Greek at Bristol University and Clare College, Cambridge University. His many books include "Alexander the Great: King, Commander, and Statesman" and the three-volume "A History of Macedonia".

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