Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History

Paperback | December 21, 2011

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

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Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers theentire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.

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Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers theentire period from the Bronze Age through t...

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. Walter Donlan is Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Jen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.4 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:December 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Maps and Battle PlansPrefaceNew to the Third EditionTranslations UsedTimelineIntroductionA Bird's-Eye View of Greek HistorySources: How We Know About the GreeksRetrieving the Past: The Material RecordRetrieving the Past: The Written RecordPeriodizationFrogs Around a PondCity-StatesGreek City-StatesI. Early Greece and the Bronze AgeDomesticationSources for Early Greek HistoryThe Land of GreeceGreece and the Near East in the "Final Neolithic" Period (c. 4000-3000 BC)Greece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000-1600 BC)Minoan CivilizationGreece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)The Years of Glory (c. 1400-1200 BC)The End of the Mycenaean CivilizationII. The "Dark" Age of Greece and the Eigth-Century "Renaissance" (C. 1200-750/700 BC)Sources for the Dark AgeDecline and Recovery (c. 1200-900 BC)The New Society of the Dark AgeRevival (c. 900-750 BC)Homer and Oral PoetryLate Dark Age (Homeric) SocietyCommunity, Household, and Economy in the Late Dark AgeThe End of the Dark Age (c. 750-700 BC)III. Archaic Greece (C. 750/700-480 BC)Sources for the Seventh and Sixth CenturiesThe Formation of the City-State (Polis)The EthnosGovernment in the Early City-StatesThe Colonizing MovementEconomic and Social Divisions in the Early PoleisHesiod: The View from BelowThe Hoplite ArmyThe Archaic Age TyrantsArt and ArchitectureLyric PoetryPhilosophy and SciencePanhellenic InstitutionsRelations Among StatesIV. SpartaSources for Spartan History and InstitutionsThe Dark Age and the Archaic PeriodThe Spartan SystemDemography and the Spartan EconomySpartan GovernmentSparta and GreeceHistorical Change in SpartaThe Spartan Mirage in Western ThoughtV. The Growth of Athens and the Persian WarsSources for Early AthensAthens 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 PersiaThe Other War: Carthage and the Greek Cities of SicilyVI. The Rivalries of the City-States and the Growth of Athenian DemocracySources for the Decades After the Persian WarsThe Aftermath of the Persian Wars and the Foundation of the Delian LeagueThe "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460-445 BC)Pericles and the Growth of Athenian DemocracyLiterature and ArtOikos and PolisThe Greek EconomyVII. Greece on the Eve of the Peloponnesian WarSources for Greece on the Eve of the WarGreece After the Thirty Years' PeaceThe Breakdown of the PeaceResources for WarIntellectual Life in Fifth-Century GreeceHistorical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth CenturyCurrents in Greek Thought and EducationThe Physical Space of the Polis: Athens on the Eve of WarVIII. The Peloponnesian WarSources for Greece During the Peloponnesian WarThe Archidamian War (431-421 BC)The Rise of ComedyBetween Peace and War 340The Invasion of Sicily (415-413 BC)The War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413-411 BC)Fallout from the Long WarThe War in RetrospectIX. The Crisis of the Polis and the Age of Shifting HegemoniesSources for Fourth-Century GreecePostwar Greece and the Struggle for HegemonyLaw and Democracy in AthensThe Fourth-Century PolisPhilosophy and the PolisX. Philip II and the Rise of MacedonSources for Macedonian HistoryEarly MacedoniaMacedonian Society and KingshipThe Reign of Philip IIMacedonian Domination of GreeceXI. Alexander the GreatSources for the Reign of AlexanderConsolidating 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 WestXII. Alexander's Successors and the CosmopolisA New WorldSources for 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 Place of the Polis in the CosmopolisThe Macedonian KingdomsHellenistic SocietyAlexandria and Hellenistic CultureSocial Relations in the Hellenistic WorldEpilogueGlossaryArt and Illustration CreditsIndexColor plates follow pp. XXX and XXX

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"Ancient Greece is an excellent choice for those seeking a comprehensive treatment of ancient Greek history. Its chronological reach is long, and it devotes a great deal of attention to social and cultural topics along with the standard political and military ones." --Eric Wild Robinson, Indiana University