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Classical Greece, 500-323 BC

Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Short Oxford history of Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Classical Greece provides an analysis of the physical setting of and the archaic legacy to the classical city, its economy, its civic and religious institutions, the waging of war between cities, the occurrence and ancient analysis of conflict within the city, and the private life of the citizen, finishing with history through the fifth and fourth centuries. Robin Osborne presents a book that will be enjoyed by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Osborne
ISBN: 019873154X 9780198731542 0198731531 9780198731535
OCLC Number: 44152824
Description: ix, 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The creation of classical Greece : The natural world of Greece ; The pre-classical past: the literary inheritance ; The pre-classical past: oral history ; The pre-classical past: the monuments ; City and nation ; The programme of this book / Robin Osborne --
2. The economy : The political economy of Attic Oratory ; Back to the land ; From the shop floor ; The silver lining ; Toilers of the sea ; Go a-borrowing, go a-sorrowing? ; The heart of the matter ; Envoi / Paul Millett --
3. The classical city : The civic model ; Citizens and citizenship ; Athens and Sparta ; The polis ; Religious activity and the polis / Rosalind Thomas --
4. The city at war : The causes of war ; The soldiers: military roles and social status ; Waging war ; The economics of warfare ; The transformation of classical warfare / Hans van Wees --
5. Political conflicts, political debates, and political thought : Introduction: Civil war in Corcyra, 427 BC ; Political theory: the sources of conflict and its prevention ; Democracy at Athens and its critics ; Political conflict on stage ; Spartan oligarchy: the rise and fall of a political ideal ; Monarchy revisited ; Conclusions: From destructive political conflict to constructive political debate / Josiah Ober --
6. Private life : The body ; Dress ; Diet and health ; Oikos: household and house ; Family ; Slaves ; Friendship ; Sexuality ; A civil morality ; Conclusion / James Davidson --
7. The fifth century: political and military narrative : The Ionian Revolt and the Persian Wars ; Consequences of the Persian Wars ; The Delian League and the creation of empire ; Sparta, Corinth, and Athens, 478-446 ; Greeks in the West ; Thucydides and the development of a genre ; The Peloponnesian War ; Conclusion / Lisa Kallet --
8. The fourth century: political and military narrative : Discerning a pattern ; A pattern repeated ; The decades of uncertainty ; The rise of Macedon ; Greece into Asia / Robin Osborne --
9. Epilogue / Robin Osborne --
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Series Title: Short Oxford history of Europe.
Responsibility: editor, Robin Osborne.
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