Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 19, 2011 - History - 176 pages
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With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great.
  • New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations
  • Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages
  • Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period
  • Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship
  • An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

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In depth review of all things Ancient Greek. Mr. Dinoso rocked this book.


Preface and Acknowledgments
Greek Weights Measures Coins and the Athenian Calendar
The Evidence for Greek History and Culture
The World of Homer
Tyranny in Athens
Cleisthenes and Athenian Democracy 5087 11 1 Cleisthenesand His Opposition
Gender Sexuality Banquets
Index of Ancient Sources

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About the author (2011)

Joseph Roisman is Professor of Classics at Colby College. Hehas authored and edited several books, among them BrillísCompanion to Alexander the Great (2003) and The Rhetoricof Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators (2005).

J.C. Yardley is Emeritus Professor of Classics at theUniversity of Ottawa. He has published extensively on Greek andRoman history and sources. His books include Alexander theGreat: Historical Sources in Translation (ed. with WaldemarHeckel, Blackwell, 2004) and many translations of key texts, fromTacitus and Justin to Livy and Quintus Curtius Rufus.

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