Ancient Greek Civilization

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 12, 2016 - History - 336 pages
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The third edition of Ancient Greek Civilization is a concise, engaging introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the Minoan civilization to the age of the Roman Empire.

  • Explores the evolution and development of Greek art, literature, politics, and thought across history, as well as the ways in which these were affected by Greek interaction with other cultures
  • Now includes additional illustrations and maps, updated notes and references throughout, and an expanded discussion of the Hellenistic period
  • Weaves the latest scholarship and archeological excavations into the narrative at an appropriate level for undergraduates
 

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Contents

1 THE GREEKS AND THE BRONZE AGE
1
2 IRON AGEGREECE
29
3 THE POEMS OF HESIOD AND HOMER
49
4 POETRY AND SCULPTURE OF THE ARCHAIC PERIOD
67
5 SYMPOSIA SEALS AND CERAMICS IN THE ARCHAIC PERIOD
87
6 THE BIRTH OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE PERSIAN WARS
107
7 SETTING THE STAGE FOR DEMOCRACY
125
8 HISTORY AND TRAGEDY IN THE FIFTH CENTURY
147
10 STAGE AND LAW COURT IN LATE FIFTHCENTURY ATHENS
191
11 THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE GREEK WORLD IN THE FOURTH CENTURY
211
12 GREEK CULTURE IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
233
AFTERWORD LOOKING FORWARD
263
GLOSSARY
283
INDEX
287
EULA
303
Copyright

A TALE OF THUCYDIDES
167

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About the author (2016)

David Sansone is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a former editor of Illinois Classical Studies, served on the editorial boards of Classical Philology and Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association. While his research focuses on Greek literature of the Classical Period, his publications include work on such subjects as textual criticism, theories of the origin of sport, Bronze Age iconography, John Milton, and Richard Wagner. He is the author of Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport (1988), Plutarch: Lives of Aristeides and Cato (1989), and Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric (Wiley Blackwell, 2012).

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