Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History

Hardcover | December 21, 2011

byGeorge Cawkwell

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This selection of papers, by the distinguished historian of ancient Greece George Cawkwell, reflects a half-century of outstanding scholarship that is of immense value to anyone studying the ancient world today. The articles range from early Greek colonization in the sixth century BC, throughthe classical period and the wars with Persia, to the disastrous defeat of the Greeks by Philip II of Macedon at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

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This selection of papers, by the distinguished historian of ancient Greece George Cawkwell, reflects a half-century of outstanding scholarship that is of immense value to anyone studying the ancient world today. The articles range from early Greek colonization in the sixth century BC, throughthe classical period and the wars with Pers...

George Cawkwell is Emeritus Fellow at University College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:December 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199593280

ISBN - 13:9780199593286

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Table of Contents

Simon Hornblower: Introduction1. Early colonisation2. Early Greek tyranny and the people3. Sparta and her allies in the sixth century4. Cleomenes5. The fall of Themistocles6. NOMOPHYLAKIA and the Areopagus7. Thucydides' judgment of Periclean strategy8. The peace between Athens and Persia9. The King's Peace10. The foundation of the Second Athenian Confederacy11. Notes on the failure of the Second Athenian Confederacy12. Agesilaus and Sparta13. The decline of Sparta14. Epaminondas and Thebes15. Eubulus16. The decline of Olynthus17. Athenian naval power in the fourth century18. Orthodoxy and hoplites19. The crowning of Demosthenes

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"... revisionist history at its very best ... the most insightful and comprehensive analysis to date of Greek and Persian interaction" --John Marincola, Classical Journal