A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture by Sarah B. Pomeroy

A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture

bySarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan

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In this concise historical survey of Ancient Greece, leading authorities on the classical world offer a lively and up-to-date account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, whileintegrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history.

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Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History Emerita at Hunter College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is Professor of History Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles. The late Walter Donlan was Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of California, I...

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Title:A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of MapsTranslations Used by PermissionPrefaceTimelineIntroductionSources: How We Know about the Ancient GreeksRetrieving the Past: The Material RecordRetrieving the Past: The Written RecordA Synopsis of Written Sources by PeriodsThe Physical Context: The Land of Greece1. Early Greece and the Bronze AgeGreece in the Stone AgesGreece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000-1600 BC)Greece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (c. 1600-1200 BC)2. The "Dark Age" of Greece and the Eighth-Century "Renaissance" (c. 1200-750/700 BC)Decline and Recovery (c. 1200-900 BC)Revival (c. 900-750 BC)Homeric SocietyThe End of the Dark Age (c. 750-700 BC)3. Archaic Greece (c. 750/700-480 BC)The Formation of the City-State (Polis)Government in the Early City-StatesThe Colonizing MovementEconomic and Social Divisions in the Archaic PoleisHesiod: The View from BelowThe Hoplite ArmyThe Archaic Age TyrantsThe Arts and SciencesPanhellenic InstitutionsRelations Among States4. SpartaThe Dark Age and the Archaic PeriodThe Spartan SystemDemography and the Spartan EconomySpartan GovernmentThe Peloponnesian LeagueHistorical Change in SpartaThe Spartan Mirage5. The Growth of Athens and the Persian WarsAthens from the Bronze Age to the Early Archaic AgeThe Reforms of SolonPisistratus and His SonsThe Reforms of CleisthenesThe Rise of PersiaThe Wars Between Greece and Persia6. The Rivalries of the Greek City-States and the Growth of Athenian DemocracyThe Aftermath of the Persian Invasions and the Foundation of a New LeagueNew Developments in Athens and SpartaThe "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460-445 BC)Pericles and the Growth of Athenian DemocracyLiterature and ArtOikos and PolisThe Greek Economy7. Greece Life and Culture in the Fifth CenturyGreece After the Thirty Years' PeaceThe Physical Space of the Polis: Athens in the Fifth CenturyIntellectual Life in Fifth-Century GreeceHistorical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth CenturyCurrents in Greek Thought and EducationThe Breakdown of the PeaceResources for War8. The Peloponeesian WarThe Archidamian War (431-421 BC)The Rise of ComedyBetween Peace and WarThe Invasion of Sicily (415-413 BC)The War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413-411 BC)The Last Years of War (407-404 BC)9. The Fourth Century: Changing Ideas, Continuing WarfareOligarchy at Athens: The Thirty TyrantsThe Trial of Socrates (399 BC)The Fourth Century: Changing Ideas, Continuing WarfareLaw and Democracy in AthensThe Fourth-Century PolisPhilosophy and the Polis10. Phillip II and the Rise of MacedonEarly MacedonMacedonian Society and KingshipThe Reign of Philip IIPhilip's Plans for Greece11. Alexander the GreatConsolidating PowerFrom Issus to Egypt: Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean (332-331 BC)From Alexandria to Persepolis: The King of Asia (331-330 BC)The High Road to India: Alexander in Central AsiaIndia and the End of the DreamReturn to the WestThe Achievements of Alexander12. The New World of the Hellenistic PeriodThe Struggle for the SuccessionThe Regency of PerdiccasThe Primacy of Antigonus the One-EyedBirth Pangs of the New Order (301-276 BC)The Polis in the Hellenistic WorldThe Macedonian KingdomsHellenistic SocietyAlexandria and Hellenistic CultureSocial Relations in the Hellenistic WorldEpilogueGlossaryArt and Illustration CreditsIndex