The Greek World, 479-323 BC

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 396 pages
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The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.

  

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This book is dreadful! Its so dry and dull and impossible to get into. I kept falling asleep.You have to really want to absorb everything to glean anything from this book and even then you'll struggle ... Read full review

Contents

The beginning of the Delian League
9
Empire
19
South Italy and Sicily
39
The Persian Empire especially Asia Minor
66
Argos
75
Macedon Thessaly and Boiotia
89
The runup to the war
103
Corinth
111
The Corinthian War
210
The Kings Peace to Leuktra the Second
227
The Second Athenian Confederacy
233
Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps
246
Philip
261
Alexander
283
Notes
313
Bibliography
348

Athens
124
The Peloponnesian War
150
The effects of the Peloponnesian War
184

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About the author (2002)

Simon Hornblower is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He was previously a Fellow of Oriel College and Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include Greek Historiography (2000), A commentary on Thucydides (1997), The Oxford Classical Dictionary (edited with Antony Spawforth, 1996), and The Cambridge Ancient History Vol. VI: The Fourth Century BC (edited with D. M. Lewis, John Boardman and Martin Ostwald, 1994).

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