A Companion to the Classical Greek World

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Konrad H. Kinzl
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2010 - History - 632 pages
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A Companion to the Classical Greek World provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BCE to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. It ranges over a wide array of topics, including the environment, economy, society, government, warfare, and religion. It also includes a concise narrative overview of the period, and a thorough treatment of the sources, both written and material.

The volume guides readers towards a broad understanding of the history of the Classical period. It is vital reading for any student of Greek history.
  

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Contents

The Classical Age as a Historical Epoch 1
1
The Literary Sources
26
Contents
39
The NonLiterary Written Sources
45
The Contribution of the NonWritten Sources
64
Athens Sparta and the Wider World
84
Aegean Greece
99
The Central and Northern Balkan Peninsula
115
Religious Practice and Belief
311
Citizens Foreigners and Slaves in Greek Society
327
Changing the Paradigms
350
Greek Government
367
Democracy
387
Community Justice in Athenian Courts
416
The Organization of Knowledge
432
From Classical to Hellenistic Art
456

The Greek Cities of the Black Sea
137
Western Greece Magna Graecia
153
Greeks and NonGreeks in France
174
The Relations between
197
The Natural Environment
227
Environments and Landscapes of Greek Culture
245
The Economic Realities
281
Warfare in the Classical Age
480
The Greek World 478432
511
The Peloponnesian War and its Aftermath
526
The Greek World 371336
544
The Conquests of Alexander the Great
560
Index
589
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Konrad H. Kinzl is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Trent University, Canada. He is editor of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean (1977), Die ältere Tyrannis (1979), Problems and Method in Greek History (1988) and Demokratia (1995), as well as author of Miltiades-Forschungen (1968) and articles on archaic and classical Greek history and the sources.

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