Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition

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Yale University Press, Apr 16, 2013 - Art - 311 pages
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

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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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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

Contents

Backgrounds of Ancient Greek History
1
Timelines appear
15
From IndoEuropeans to Mycenaeans
23
The Dark Age
46
The Archaic Age
65
Oligarchy Tyranny and Democracy
91
From Persian Wars to Athenian Empire
121
Culture and Society in Classical Athens
158
The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath at Athens
186
From the Peloponnesian War to Alexander the Great
221
The Hellenistic Age
253
Epilogue
281
Suggested Readings
283
Index
297
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DIVThomas R. Martin is professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross. His publications include Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China, Ancient Rome, and, as co-author, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures./div

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