Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

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Yale University Press, 2000 - History - 254 pages
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Designed for nonspecialist readers, this compact and illustrated history of ancient Greece takes us from the Stone Age roots of Greek civilization to the early Hellenistic period following the death of Alexander the Great. The narrative integrates political, military, social, and cultural history, with a focus on the development of the Greek city-state in the eighth to fourth centuries B.C. and on the society, literature, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age. The book, which includes useful timelines, maps, plans, and photographs, was adapted from and may be cross-referenced with the historical overview of Greece that is part of the multimedia interactive database 'Perseus; Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece', versions 1.0 and 2.0. The book extends the coverage of the Perseus overview, with its new sections on Greek prehistory, the Bronze and Dark Ages, and the Hellenistic period.

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ANCIENT GREECE: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A limpidly written, highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great's empire. In brisk fashion, Martin ... Read full review

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User Review  - omaca - LibraryThing

An excellent one volume introduction to ancient Greece, from archaic to Hellenistic times. Martin writes well, and the book covers all the major themes, events and battles of the periods in question ... Read full review

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From IndoEuropeans to Mycenaeans
The Dark Age
The Archaic Age
Oligarchy Tyranny and Democracy
From Persian Wars to Athenian Empire
Culture and Society in Classical Athens
The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath at Athens
From the Peloponnesian War to Alexander the Great
The Hellenistic Age
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About Perseus 20

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Thomas R. Martin is Jeremiah O'Connor Professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross.

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