Aspects of Greek History, 750-323 BC: A Source-based Approach

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Psychology Press, 1996 - History - 542 pages
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Aspects of Greek History, 750 - 323 BCis an up-to-date textbook on ancient Greek history that, topic- by-topic, uses a wealth of original sources to interpret this history for those with little prior knowledge of the subject. Chapter by chapter, the relevant historical periods from the age of colonisation to Alexander the Great are reconstructed. The book covers the main literary sources: Aristotle, Diodorus, Herodotus, Plutarch, Thucydides, and Xenophon; Greek political and military history from the beginnings to Alexander's Battle of Gaugamela. It includes maps, a glosary of Greek terms, and a full bibliography. Overall, this is an indispensable collection of material for the student of classics as well as the general reader, who requires a grounding in Greek history.
  

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Contents

SPARTAN FORE1GN POl O I0I3876
23
THE CAUSES OF COLONIZATION IN ARCHAIC GREECE
35
Greek colonization eighthsixth centuries BC
44
THE AGE OF GREEK TYRANNY c 650510
47
The Peloponnese
57
THE LYCURGAN REFORMS AND THE RISE OF SPARTA
65
THE REFORMS OF SOLON
86
THE TYRANNY OF THE PEISISTRATIDS AT ATHENS
107
PERICLES AND THE NATURE OF ATHENIAN POLITICS
333
ATHENIAN AND SPARTAN STRATEGY IN
351
The Athenian Empire 210
363
The Peloponnesian War 431404 BC
364
The Long Walls of Athens
369
ATHENS AND THE WEST 458413
372
8a Sicily
380
8b The siege of Syracuse
389

THE REFORMS OF CLEISTHENES AND
126
Cleisthenes tribal reforms
142
ATHENIAN POLITICS FROM CLEISTHENES TO
144
GREEK STRATEGY AND
161
ATHENS AND THE DEL1AN LEAGUE 47874465
189
ATHENIAN POLITICS 4784621
212
Persian wars 16
215
SPARTAN FOREIGN POLICY AND PROBLEMS IN
224
THE DEMOCRATIC REFORMS OF EPHIALTES
241
THE INSTITUTIONS OF ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY
252
ATHENIAN FOREIGN POLICY IN THE FIRST
274
MEANS OF CONTROL
286
THE CAUSES OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
307
PERSIAN INTERVENTION IN THE IONIAN WAR 415404
390
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE OLIGARCHIC MOVEMENT
407
THE HEGEMONY OF THEBES 371362
443
The Peloponnese and central Greece
464
DIPLOMACY
467
Growth of Macedonian power 359336 BC
486
ALEXANDERS GENERALSHIP AT THE BATTLES
491
The battle of the River Granicus
498
The battle of Issus
503
The battle of Gaugamela
509
Glossary
519
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Terry Buckley has recently retired from full-time teaching, having held the post of Head of Classics at Camden School for Girls and Roedean. He has also been for many years a member of the JACT Ancient History Committee.

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