The Oxford History of Greece and the hellenistic World

Paperback | May 1, 2001

EditorJohn Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray

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A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later.Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle, and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts.This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.

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A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergenc...

John Boardman is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art, Lincoln College, Oxford. Dr Oswyn Murray is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Baliol College, Oxford. Dr Jasper Griffin is Tutor in Ancient History at Baliol College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.1 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801376

ISBN - 13:9780192801371

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Table of Contents

Jasper Griffin: Introduction1. George Forrest: Greece: The History of the Archaic Period2. Oliver Taplin: Homer3. Jasper Griffin: Greek Myth and Hesiod4. Ewen Bowie: Lyric and Elegiac Poetry5. Martin West: Early Greek Philosophy6. Simon Hornblower: Greece: The History of the Classical Period7. Peter Levi: Greek Drama8. Oswyn Murray: Greek Historians9. Oswyn Murray: Life and Society in Classical Greece10. Julia Annas: Classical Greek Philosophy11. Robert Parker: Greek Religion12. John Boardman: Greek Art and Architecture13. Simon Price: The History of the Hellenistic Period14. Robin Lane Fox: Hellenistic Culture and Literature15. Jonathan Barnes: Hellenistic Philosophy and Science16. Roger Ling: Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art

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