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A brief history of ancient Greece : politics, society, and culture

Author: Sarah B Pomeroy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations. Comprehensive and balanced, [this book] is a new and shorter version of the authors' ... Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (OUP, 1998). Four leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Textbooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah B Pomeroy
OCLC Number: 276173020
Notes: Originally published: New York; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in. xxiii, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Early Greece and the Bronze age --
"Dark age" of Greece and the eighth-century "Renaissance" (c.1150-700 BC) --
Archaic Greece (c. 700-500 BC) --
Sparta --
Growth of Athens and the Persian wars --
Rivalries of the Greek city-states and the growth of Athenian democracy --
Greece on the eve of the Peloponnesian War --
Peloponnesian War --
Crisis of the Polis and the age of shifting hegemonies --
Phillip II and the rise of Macedon --
Alexander the Great --
New world of the Hellenistic period --
Epilogue --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Sarah B. Pomeroy [and others].

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The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations. Comprehensive and balanced, [this book] is a new and shorter version of the authors' ... Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (OUP, 1998). Four leading authorities on the classical world offer [an] account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, and integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history. They show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. The authors go on to trace the complex and surprising evolution of Greek civilization to its eventual dissolution as it merged with a variety of other cultures. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, this compact volume provides an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece. Ideal for courses in Greek Civilization and Ancient Greece ...-Back cover.

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