9781405167321

Ancient Greek Civilization

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405167321

  • ISBN10:

    1405167327

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/20/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

A concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of the literature, art, and thought of the ancient Greeks. Tells the story of Greek civilization from the from the Minoan Period to the time of the Byzantine Empire Surveys the remarkable culture and history the ancient Greeks Explores the ways in which Greek civilization has been continually reinvented from antiquity to the present day Updated edition includes additional illustrations, maps, and timelines, a glossary, and an annotated bibliography

Author Biography

David Sansone is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has published extensively on Greek language and literature, including literary and textual criticism of Greek tragedy and Plutarch’s Lives and a theoretical study of the origin of sport. He has been on the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association and held a number of editorial positions, among them the editorship of Illinois Classical Studies and membership of the editorial boards of Classical Philology and Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Timelines
Foreword: Looking Backward
Greece in the Bronze Age
Iron Age Greece
The Poems of Hesiod and Homer
Poetry and Sculpture of the Archaic Period
Symposia, Seals, and Ceramics in the Archaic Period
The Birth of Philosophy and the Persian Wars
Setting the Stage for Democracy
History and Tragedy in the Fifth Century BC
The Peloponnesian War: A Tale of Thucydides
Stage and Lawcourt in Late Fifth-Century BC Athens
The Transformation of the Greek World in the Fourth Century BC
Greek Culture in the Hellenistic Period
Afterword: Looking Forward
Glossary
Index
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