Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Paperback | April 9, 2014

byCharles Freeman

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Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and continuing right through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, the book ranges beyond political history to cover art and architecture, philosophy, literature, society, andeconomy. A wide range of maps, illustrations, and photographs complements the text. This third edition has been extensively revised to appeal to the general reader with several chapters completely rewritten and a great deal of new material added, including a new selection of images. It has sold more than 80,000 copies in its first two editions.

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Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and con...

Charles Freeman is a freelance academic historian with wide interests in the history of European culture and thought. In recent years, he has developed a study tour programme of Italy, including Sicily. He has now led twelve tours, the latest to Friuli, with Turin on the schedule for 2013. In 2005 Charles was appointed to the Editorial...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199651922

ISBN - 13:9780199651924

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DedicationOswyn Murray: Foreword to the Third editionAuthor's PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of PlatesList of MapsList of Figures1. Approaching the Ancient World2. The Birth of Civilization: The Ancient Near East, 5000- 1200 BC3. Pyramids and Power, the Creation of an Egyptian State, 3500-1985 BC4. Stability and Expansion, Egypt in the Middle and New Kingdoms, 1985- 1000 BCInterlude 1: The Amarna Letters5. Living in New Kingdom Egypt6. The Ancient Near East, 1200- 500 BC7. 'The Sea between the Lands', the Mediterranean as the Cradle of the Classical World8. Civilizations of the Bronze Age Aegean, 2000 -1100 BC9. The Birth of a New Greece 1100 - 700 BC10. 'Travelling Heroes', The Greeks in a Wider World, 800-600 BCInterlude 2: Sappho and Lyric Poetry11. Hoplites and Tyrants: The Emergence of the City State12. Craftsmanship and Creativity in Archaic Greece13. The Persian Wars14. The Greek Way of Life15. Experiencing the Supernatural: the Spiritual World of the GreeksInterlude 3: 'After this all becomes possible.' Creating Classical Art, 500 - 460 BC16. Democracy and Empire, Athens in the Fifth Century17. Rethinking the World: From Aeschylus to AristotleInterlude 4: Rhetoric18. The Struggle for Power, 431- 338 BC19. Alexander the Great and the Transformation of the Greek World20. Tensions and Creativity: The Hellenistic World, 323 -30 BCInterlude 5: Celts and Parthians21. The Etruscans and Early Rome22. Rome Becomes a Mediterranean Power23. Rome, A Republic Under StressInterlude 6: Voices from the Republic24. The Failure of Republican PoliticsInterlude 7: Women in the Roman Republic25. Augustus and the Founding of Empire26. Consolidating the Roman Empire, AD 14-161Interlude 8: The Sebasteion at Aphrodisias27. Running and Defending an Empire28. Social and Economic Life in the EmpireInterlude 9: The Romans as Builders29. The Flourishing of Greek Culture30. An Empire in Crisis, AD 161-31331. The Early Christian Communities, AD 33-31332. Constantine and His Successors33. The Christian Emperor34. The Collapse of the Classical West, 395-60035. The Emergence of the Byzantine Empire36. LegaciesWhat to Read NextDate ChartList of EventsIndex