Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World
This brief, chronological survey covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on certain issues. Guy Rogers' careful revision preserves C. Warren Hollister's style while bringing the text up-to-date.
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The Birth of Civilizations
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Aegean Akhnaton Alexander ancient Near East architecture Arian aristocratic army Assembly Assyrian Athenian Athens Augustine Augustus Babylonian barbarian became Caesar Christian Church cities citizens city-states civic civilization classes classical Greece Cleisthenes Cnossus conquests cults death deities Delian League developed Diocletian divine doctrine dominated dynasty early Eastern economic Egypt Egyptian emperor Etruscan fifth century five good emperors fourth century Gaul gods Golden Age gradually Greco-Roman Greek culture Hebrews Hellenic Hellenistic human Hyksos imperial individual Indo-European intellectual invasions Ionian Italy king Kingdom land later ma'at Macedon Magna Graecia Mesopotamia military Minoan Minoan civilization modern monarchy Mycenae Mycenaean Nile pagan Peloponnesian Pericles period Persian Empire pharaoh philosophical Plato plebeians poleis polis political reforms religion religious remained Republic Roman Empire Rome Rome's rule Senate slaves social Spartan spirit successors Sumer Sumerian temple third century thought Thucydides tion traditional tribes universe valley Visigoths wealth Western Empire worship