A History of the Classical Greek World: 478 - 323 BC

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2011 - History - 488 pages
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Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition of this successful and widely praised textbook offers an account of the ‘classical’ period of Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.
  • Two important new chapters have been added, covering life and culture in the classical Greek world
  • Features new pedagogical tools, including textboxes, and a comprehensive chronological table of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean
  • Enlarged and additional maps and illustrative material
  • Covers the history of an important period, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, and the conquests of Alexander the Great
  • Focuses on the evidence for the period, and how the evidence is to be interpreted

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Rhodes covers most aspects the greek classical world. The text is easy to read and particualrily useful for use on an overview course.
It feels very much like a text that was designed to be read before starting a course on Athens to give you context and overview.



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P. J. Rhodes is Honorary Professor of Ancient History at the University of Durham. He is the author of many books on Greek history, including The Athenian Boule (1972), A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia (1981), Aristotle: The Athenian Constitution (1984), The Decrees of the Greek States (with D. M. Lewis, 1997) and Greek Historical Inscriptions, 404–323 BC (with R. Osborne, 2003). Most recently he has written the Introduction and Notes for Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War (translated by M. Hammond, 2009).

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