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Egypt, Greece, and Rome : civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean

Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Contains a study of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome from 3200 B.C. to 600 A.D. and discusses the art, architecture, philosophy, literature, and religious practices of each culture looking at key individuals such as Homer, Julius Caesar, Jesus, and Aristotle.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Freeman, Charles, 1947-
Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004041505
(OCoLC)54024219
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Freeman
ISBN: 9780191500251 0191500259
OCLC Number: 818659196
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 714 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Approaching the Classical World --
2. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, 5000-1200 B.C. --
3. Egypt, the Gift of the Nile, 3200-1500 B.C. --
4. Egypt as an Imperial Power, 1500-1000 B.C. --
Interlude One. The Amarna Letters --
5. Daily Life in New Kingdom Egypt --
6. Ancient Near East, 1200-500 B.C. --
7. Setting for Mediterranean Civilization --
8. Early Greeks, 2000-700 B.C. --
9. Greeks in a Wider World, 800-600 B.C. --
10. Hoplites and Tyrants: The Emergence of the City State --
11. Cultural Change in the Archaic Age --
12. Persian Wars --
13. Everyday Life in Classical Greece --
14. Religion in the Greek World --
Interlude Two. The Classical Age in Art --
15. Athens: Democracy and Empire --
16. From Aeschylus to Aristotle --
Interlude Three. Rhetoric --
17. Struggle for Power, 431-338 B.C. --
18. Alexander of Macedon and the Expansion of the Greek World --
19. Hellenistic World --
Interlude Four. Celts and Parthians --
20. Etruscans and Early Rome --
21. Rome Becomes a Mediterranean Power --
22. From the Gracchi to Caesar, 133-55 B.C. --
Interlude Five. Voices from the Republic --
23. Fall of the Roman Republic, 55-31 B.C. --
Interlude Six. Women in the Roman Republic --
24. Augustus and the Founding of Empire --
25. Consolidating the Empire, A.D. 14-138 --
26. Administering and Defending the Empire --
Interlude Seven. The Romans as Builders --
27. Social and Economic Life in the Empire --
28. Transformations: The Roman Empire, 138-313 --
29. Foundations of Christianity --
30. Empire in the Fourth Century --
31. Creation of a New Europe, 395-600 --
32. Emergence of the Byzantine Empire.
Responsibility: Charles Freeman.
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