The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

Paperback | January 1, 2001

EditorJohn Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray

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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 beautifully illustrated 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.

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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 beautifully illustrated 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 t...

Sir John Boardman is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford, and has been based at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, since 1955. Jasper Griffin is Professor of Classical Literature, University of Oxford, and Dyson Fellow in Greek Culture, Jowett Fellow, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Classics, Balliol Coll...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854380

ISBN - 13:9780192854384

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List of IllustrationsList of MapsJasper Griffin: Introduction1. George Forrest: Greece: The History of the Archaic Period2. Oliver Taplin: Homer3. Jasper Griffin: Greek Myth and Hesiod4. Ewen Bowie: Lyric and Elegaic 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 ArtTable of EventsIndex

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