The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization, Volume II

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 7, 2011 - History - 756 pages
The Story of Civilization, Volume II: A history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest. This is the second volume of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
 

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Contents

Architecture
The Beginnings of the Drama
Chronological Table
WORK AND WEALTH IN ATHENS
THE MORALS AND MANNERS OF THE ATHENIANS
THE ART OF PERICLEAN GREECE
THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING
THE CONFLICT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
The Death of Socrates
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF GREEK FREEDOM 399322 B C
Chronological Table
PHILIP I The Spartan Empire
Epaminondas
The Second Athenian Empire
The Rise of Syracuse
The Advance of Macedonia

THE LITERATURE OF THE GOLDEN AGE I Pindar
The Dionysian Theater
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides 1 The Plays
The Dramatist
The Philosopher
The Exile
Aristophanes 1 Aristophanes and the
Aristophanes and the Radicals
The Artist and the Thinker VII The Historians
THE SUICIDE OF GREECE I The Greek World in the Age of Pericles
How the Great War Began
From the Plague to the Peace
Alcibiades
The Sicilian Adventure
The Triumph of Sparta
Demosthenes
LETTERS AND ARTS IN THE FOURTH CENTURY
THE ZENITH OF PHILOSOPHY
ALEXANDER
Chronological Table
GREECE AND MACEDON
HELLENISM AND THE ORIENT
EGYPT AND THE WEST
BOOKS
THE ART OF THE DISPERSION
THE CLIMAX OF GREEK SCIENCE
THE SURRENDER OF PHILOSOPHY
THE COMING OF ROME
OUR GREEK HERITAGE
Glossary of Foreign Words
Bibliography
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Will Durant (1885–1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues, such as the brotherhood of man and social reform, long before such issues were popular, Durant’s writing still educates and entertains readers around the world.

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