A History of Greece to 322 B.C.

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - History - 691 pages
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This new edition of a well-known history of ancient Greece presents a modern interpretation of Greek ideas, culture, and history. Although the book's primary focus is on the political and military history of the Greek states, the prehistoric period and the intellectual, social, and economic backgrounds are also covered. N.G.L. Hammond's work thoroughly documents its ancent sources, and directs readers to further studies in the field. Updated and revised, the third edition adds new material on the significance of the spread of tumulus-burial in Albainia and the Mycenaean world, the dating of early coinage, the decree of Themistocles, and on aspects of the rule of Alexander the Great. Wide-ranging in scope, yet rich in detail, this work adds a modern perspective to the study of a fascinating ancient culture.

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Largely successful bid to wrest the heavyweight title from JB Bury's geriatric classic (Hammond's book was already in its 2nd edition when Russell Meiggs finally updated Bury in 1975). Since both ... Read full review

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