A History of the Classical Greek World, 478 - 323 BC

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Wiley, Oct 3, 2005 - History - 424 pages
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This book gives an accessible account of classical Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 bc to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc.

  • Covers political and military events, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, which involved the whole Greek world; and the conquests of Alexander the Great.

  • Deals with social, economic and cultural developments as well as political and military events.

  • Combines analysis with narrative.

  • Details the evidence on which the account is based and the considerations which have to be born in mind in using this evidence.

  • Written by P. J. Rhodes, who has been teaching and writing on Greek history for over 40 years.

  • The book’s clarity and directness make it ideal for course use.

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P. J. Rhodes is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the University of Durham. He is the author of many books on Greek history, including The Athenian Boule (1972), A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia (1981), the Penguin Aristotle: The Athenian Constitution (1984), The Decrees of the Greek States (with D. M. Lewis, 1997) and Greek Historical Inscriptions (with R. Osborne, 2003).

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