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Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander : the evidence.

Author: Joseph Roisman; J C Yardley
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Series: Blackwell sourcebooks in ancient history.
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With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions and annotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integrated view of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized by insightful introductions and annotationsIncludes a range of literary, artistic and material evidence from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical AgesFocuses on important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roisman, Joseph, 1946-
Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(DLC) 2010025066
(OCoLC)643323996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Roisman; J C Yardley
ISBN: 9781118300947 1118300947 9781118300954 1118300955
OCLC Number: 769927246
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 642 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction : the evidence of Greek history and culture --
The world of Homer --
The World of Hesiod --
The early Greek polis (city-state) and the ethnos --
Settlements across the sea : Greek "colonization" --
Aristocratic power and attitudes --
Archaic tyranny --
Archaic and classical Sparta --
Hoplites and their values --
Archaic Athens from Draco to Solon --
Tyranny in Athens --
Cleisthenes and Athenian democracy (508/7) --
Archaic society and culture : gender, sexuality, banquets, and competition --
Archaic law --
Archaic Greek religion --
The Ionian revolt : Persians and Greeks --
The Battle of Marathon (490) --
The Persian War (480-479) --
The Athenian empire --
Empowering Athenian democracy (462/1-445/4) --
War and peace in Greece (461/0-437/6) --
The administration of the empire and the Athenian tribute quota lists --
The city of Athens --
The Sophists, Athenian democracy, and democracy's critics --
The causes of the Peloponnesian War and the Athenian and Spartan strategies --
The Peloponnesian War : the Archidamian War (431-421) --
Finances and allies during the Archidamian War --
The uneasy peace and the Sicilian expedition (421-413) --
The Peloponnesian War : the Decelean War (413-404) --
The rule of the Thirty, the Athenian amnesty, and Socrates' trial --
Sparta after the Peloponnesian War : politics, wealth, and demography --
The Spartan hegemony, the Corinthian War, and the Peace of Antalcidas (404/3-388/7) --
From the Peace of Antalcidas (388/7) to the Battle of Leuctra and its aftermath (371) --
Jason of Pherae (?-370) --
The Second Athenian League and Theban hegemony --
Running the Athenian polis : politics, finances, grain, and trade in the fourth century --
Metics (resident aliens), slaves, and barbarians --
Masculine and feminine gender in classical Athens --
Philip II of Macedonia (359-336) --
Alexander the Great (336-323).
Series Title: Blackwell sourcebooks in ancient history.
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