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A history of ancient Greece

Author: Claude Orrieux; Pauline Schmitt Pantel; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999.
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"This is a major, single-volume introduction to the whole of Ancient Greek History. It covers the period from the Golden Age of Knossos and Mycenae to the incorporation of Greece into the Roman Empire in the second century BC and the transfer of Greek culture to Byzantium in the fourth century AD. The book combines narrative and socio-economic history to cover all regions of Greece, including territories on the edge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Orrieux; Pauline Schmitt Pantel; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 0631203087 9780631203087 0631203095 9780631203094
OCLC Number: 40602736
Description: xv, 432 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: A country --
1. The Greek world's earliest times. The Bronze Age. The Iron Age --
2. The archaic world. The Birth of Civic Communities. Emigration and the New Cities. The Eastern Mediterranean. The North-East of the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. Southern Italy and Sicily. The Western Mediterranean or the 'Far West' ... The Consequences. The Forms of Power. Land Problems and Legislation. The Tyrannies. The Peoples and Cities of Greece: an Impressionistic Picture. An Aristocratic Power --
3. The classical period: the fifth century. New Institutions in Athens. Greeks and Persians. Hegemony and Democracy. Relations between the Cities: Wars and Truces. A Democratic Culture. Society and the Economy in the Classical Period.
Other Titles: Histoire grecque.
Responsibility: Claude Orrieux, Pauline Schmitt Pantel ; translated by Janet Lloyd.

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