A Brief History of Ancient Greece

Politics, Society, and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 402

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The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small group of people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations ever. Comprehensive and balanced, A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, Second Edition is a shorter version of the authors' highly successful Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, Second Edition (OUP, 2008). Four leading authorities on the classical world offer a lively and up-to-date account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, and integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history. They show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, this compact volume provides an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece.
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The Ancient Greeks

New Perspectives

Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078140

Category: History

Page: 469

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The ancient Greeks established the very blueprint of Western civilization—our societies, institutions, art, and culture—and thanks to remarkable new findings, we know more about them than ever, and it's all here in this up-to-date introductory volume. * Includes excerpts from a full range of primary sources, including the Linear B tablets of Mycenae, included to show readers how to understand the process of studying historical documents * Provides a rich collection of illustrations, drawings, maps, and photographs, including detailed renderings of the Acropolis, Knossos, Akritiri, and other major archaeological sites then and now
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The Ancient Greeks

An Introduction

Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195379845

Category: History

Page: 467

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This authoritative book surveys the full extent of the culture that gave us the Acropolis, the Illiad, and The Republic. Stephanie Lynn Budin introduces general readers to the 3000 years of ancient Greek civilization - its art, literature, politics, religion, war, and empire - addressing many topics usually covered only in specialized works. Here, for example, are abundant primary sources, and a guide to reading the ancient script known as Linear B. Here, too, is a rich collection of illustrations, drawings, maps, and photographs, including detailed renderings of Knossos, Akritiri, and a host of archeological sites, showing them as they appeared originally and as they are now. Drawing on the latest interpretations of artifacts, texts, and other evidence, The Ancient Greeks takes readers inside the process of discovery, and provides a full history of the study of classical Greece, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance right up to the present. The result is an ideal guide toone of the world's most revered cultures of the past.
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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678800X

Category: History

Page: 832

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Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.
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Ancient Greece

Birthplace of Democracy

Author: Kim Covert

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429672374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Traces key points in ancient Greek civilization, including the Persian Wars and the conquests of Alexander the Great. Includes timeline.
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Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Lynn Peppas

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778720355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines ancient Greece and looks at how its politics, daily activities, art, religion, economy, and social structures worked together to form Grecian culture.
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The Ancient Greeks

A Critical History

Author: John Van Antwerp Fine

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674033146

Category: History

Page: 720

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A history of ancient Greece includes examinations of the Greek culture, political institutions, military exploits, and civilization
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