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

Sarah B. Pomeroy, Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, Emerita; Stanley M. Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles, Emeritus; Walter Donlan, University of California, Irvine, Emeritus; Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, City College and the City University of New York Graduate Center; David W. Tandy, University of Leeds.
  • New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
  • Third Edition.
  • xxiv, 390 pages : illustrations, maps 24 cm
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  • Textbooks.
  • note: Sources: How We Know About the Ancient Greeks
  • Retrieving the Past: The Material Record
  • Retrieving the Past: The Written Record
  • Synopsis of Written Sources by Periods
  • Physical Context: The Land of Greece
  • I. Early Greece and the Bronze Age
  • Greece in the Stone Ages
  • Greece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000--1600 BC)
  • Greece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (c. 1600--1200 BC)
  • II. "Dark Age" of Greece and the Eighth-Century "Renaissance" (c. 1200--750/700 BC)
  • Decline and Recovery (c. 1200--900 BC)
  • Revival (c. 900--750 BC)
  • Homeric Society
  • End of the Dark Age (c. 750--700 BC)
  • III. Archaic Greece (c. 750/700--480 BC)
  • Formation of the City-State (Polis)
  • Government in the Early City-States
  • Colonizing Movement
  • Economic and Social Divisions in the Archaic Poleis
  • Hesiod: The View from Below
  • Hoplite Army
  • Archaic Age Tyrants
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Panhellenic Institutions
  • Relations Among States
  • IV. Sparta
  • Dark Age and the Archaic Period
  • Spartan System
  • Demography and the Spartan Economy
  • Spartan Government
  • Peloponnesian League
  • Historical Change in Sparta
  • Spartan Mirage
  • V. Growth of Athens and the Persian Wars
  • Athens from the Bronze Age to the Early Archaic Age
  • Reforms of Solon
  • Pisistratus and His Sons
  • Reforms of Cleisthenes
  • Rise of Persia
  • Wars Between Greece and Persia
  • VI. Rivalries of the Greek City-States and the Growth of Athenian Democracy
  • Aftermath of the Persian Invasions and the Foundation of a New League
  • New Developments in Athens and Sparta
  • "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460--445 BC)
  • Pericles and the Growth of Athenian Democracy
  • Literature and Art
  • Oikos and Polis
  • Greek Economy
  • VII. Greek Life and Culture in the Fifth Century
  • Greece After the Thirty Years' Peace
  • Physical Space of the Polis: Athens in the Fifth Century
  • Intellectual Life in Fifth-Century Greece
  • Historical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth Century
  • Currents in Greek Thought and Education
  • Breakdown of the Peace
  • Resources for War
  • VIII. Peloponnesian War
  • Archidamian War (431--421 BC)
  • Rise of Comedy
  • Between Peace and War
  • Invasion of Sicily (415--413 BC)
  • War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413--411 BC)
  • Last Years of War (407--404 BC)
  • IX. Fourth Century: Changing Ideas, Continuing Warfare
  • Oligarchy at Athens: The Thirty Tyrants
  • Trial of Socrates (399 BC)
  • Fourth Century: Changing Ideas, Continuing Warfare
  • Law and Democracy in Athens
  • Fourth-Century Polis
  • Philosophy and the Polis
  • X. Philip II and the Rise of Macedon
  • Early Macedon
  • Macedonian Society and Kingship
  • Reign of Philip II
  • Philip's Plans for Greece
  • XI. Alexander the Great
  • Consolidating Power
  • From Issus to Egypt: Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean (332--331 BC)
  • From Alexandria to Persepolis: The King of Asia (331--330 BC)
  • High Road to India: Alexander in Central Asia
  • India and the End of the Dream
  • Return to the West
  • Achievements of Alexander
  • XII. New World of the Hellenistic Period
  • Struggle for the Succession
  • Regency of Perdiccas
  • Primacy of Antigonus the One-Eyed
  • Birth Pangs of the New Order (301--276 BC)
  • Polis in the Hellenistic World
  • Macedonian Kingdoms
  • Hellenistic Society
  • Alexandria and Hellenistic Culture
  • Social Relations in the Hellenistic World.
Other information
  • Revision of: Ancient Greece. Second edition.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 9780199981557 (acid-free paper)
  • 0199981558 (acid-free paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2013014874
  • OCLC: 843228593
  • OCLC: 843228593