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Ancient Greece : a very short introduction

Author: Paul Cartledge
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 286.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative aspects of Greek culture. The role of such renowned cities as Athens (birthplace of democracy) and Sparta, but he also examines Argos, Thebes, Syracuse in Sicily, and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as lesser known locales such as Miletus (home of the West's first intellectual, Thales) and Massalia (Marseilles today), where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cartledge
ISBN: 9780199601349 0199601348
OCLC Number: 726821254
Notes: "First published in hardback as 'Ancient Greece, a history in eleven cities,' 2009. First published as a 'Very short introduction,' 2011"--T.p. verso.
Description: xx, 184 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Cnossos --
Mycenae --
Argos --
Miletus --
Massalia --
Sparta --
Athens --
Syracuse --
Thebes --
Alexandria --
Byzantion --
Appendix. The Panhellenic sanctuaries.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 286.
Responsibility: Paul Cartledge.

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A highly stimulating Very Short Introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical  Read more...

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