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 ANCIENT NEAR EAST 1 Mesopotamia
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Aegean Akhnaton Alexander ancient Near East architecture aristocratic army Assyrian Athenian Athens Augustus Babylonian barbarian became Caesar Christian Church cities citizens city-states civic civilization clan classes classical Greece Cleisthenes Cnossus commercial conquests cults death deities Delian League divine doctrine dominated Dorian dynasty early Eastern economic Egypt Egyptian emperor epoch fifth century fourth century Germanic gods Golden Age gradually Greco-Roman Greek culture H. D. F. Kitto Hebrews Hellenic Hellenistic human Hyksos imperial individual Indo-European intellectual invasions Ionian Italy king Kingdom land later ma'at Macedon Magna Graecia Mediterranean world Mesopotamia Middle military millennium Minoan modern monarchy Mycenae Mycenaean Neolithic Neolithic Revolution Nile pagan Peloponnesian Pericles period Persian Empire pharaoh philosophical Pisistratus Plato plebeians poleis polis political profound religion religious remained Republic Rome Rome's rule Senate slaves social Spartan spirit Sumer Sumerian temple thought Thucydides tion traditional tribes universe valley wealth Western Empire worship