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The life of Greece : being a history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the death of Alexander, to the Roman conquest ; with an introduction on the prehistoric culture of Crete

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1939.
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"A history of Greek government, industry, manners, morals, religion, philosophy, science, literature and art from the earliest times to the Roman conquest"--Jacket subtitle.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Durant
OCLC Number: 16110686
Description: xviii, 754 pages, [24] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps (on lining papers) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Aegean prelude: 3500-1000 BC: Chronological table --
Crete --
Before Agamemnon --
Heroic age --
Rise of Greece: 1000-480 BC: Chronological table --
-Sparta --
Athens --
Great migration --
Greeks in the West --
Gods of Greece --
Common culture of early Greece --
Struggle for freedom --
Golden age: 480-399 BC: Chronological table --
Pericles and the democratic experiment --
Work and wealth in Athens --
Morals and manners of the Athenians --
Art of Periclean Greece --
Advancement of learning --
Conflict of philosophy and religion --
Literature of the golden age --
Suicide of Greece --
Decline and fall of Greek freedom: 399-322 BC: Chronological table --
Philip --
Letters and arts in the fourth century --
Zenith of philosophy --
Alexander --
Hellenistic Dispersion: 322-146 BC: Chronological table --
Greece and Macedon --
Hellenism and the Orient --
Egypt and the West --
Books --
Art of the dispersion --
Climax of Greek science --
Surrender of philosophy --
Coming of Rome --
Epilogue: Our Greek heritage --
Glossary of foreign words --
Index.
Responsibility: by Will Durant.

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"A history of Greek government, industry, manners, morals, religion, philosophy, science, literature and art from the earliest times to the Roman conquest"--Jacket subtitle.

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