The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

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John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray
Oxford University Press, UK, Sep 5, 1991 - History - 520 pages
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The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. - ;The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. -
 

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Striking coverage of the details of "life" history, not just the "wars". Nice treatment of the "Dark Ages" of Greece, clearly being re-appraised. (All "Dark Ages" should be re-appraised.) Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE HISTORY OF THE ARCHAIC PERIOD
13
2 HOMER
47
3 GREEK MYTH AND HESIOD
82
4 LYRIC AND ELEGIAC POETRY
107
5 EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY
126
THE HISTORY OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
142
7 GREEK DRAMA
177
10 CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHY
277
11 GREEK RELIGION
306
12 GREEK ART AND ARCHITECTURE
330
13 THE HISTORY OF THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
364
14 HELLENISTIC CULTURE AND LITERATURE
390
15 HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE
421
16 HELLENISTIC AND GRAECOROMAN ART
447
Tables of Events
475

8 GREEK HISTORIANS
214
9 LIFE AND SOCIETY IN CLASSICAL GREECE
240

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About the Editors:
John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jasper Griffin is Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of Homer on Life and Death. Oswyn Murray is Fellow of Balliol College and author of Early Greece.

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