Ancient Greece A Political, Social, and Cultural History

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2011-12-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers theentire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.FEATURES* New! Extensively revised coverage of early Greece by new coauthor David Tandy* New! A revised art program that includes two eight-page color inserts (one new to this edition), 180 black-and-white photos and line drawings, and eighteen maps* Uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside* Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history* Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary* New! A Companion Website featuring chapter summaries, self-quizzes, discussion questions, flashcards of key terms, maps, a pronunciation guide, links to useful websites, and a film and television guide

Author Biography

Sarah B. Pomeroy is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History Emerita at Hunter College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is Professor of History Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles. The late Walter Donlan was Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer Tolbert Roberts is Professor of Classics and History at City College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. David Tandy is Professor and Head of the Department of Classics at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Table of Contents

Maps and Battle Plansp. xii
Prefacep. xiii
New to the Third Editionp. xiv
Translations Used by Permissionp. xv
Timelinep. xvii
Introductionp. 1
A Bird's-Eye View of Greek Historyp. 1
Sources: How We Know About the Greeksp. 4
Retrieving the Past: The Material Recordp. 5
Retrieving the Past: The Written Recordp. 6
Periodizationp. 7
Frogs Around a Pondp. 8
City-Statesp. 8
Greek City-Statesp. 9
Early Greece and the Bronze Agep. 12
Domesticationp. 16
Sources for Early Greek Historyp. 17
The Land of Greecep. 18
Greece and the Near East in the "Final Neolithic" Period (c. 4000-3000 BC)p. 22
Greece in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages (c. 3000-1600 BC)p. 23
Minoan Civilizationp. 27
Greece and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)p. 35
The Years of Glory (c. 1400-1200 BC)p. 40
The End of the Mycenaean Civilizationp. 51
The "Dark Age" of Greece and the Eighth-Century "Renaissance" (c. 1200-750/700 BC)p. 56
Sources for the Dark Agep. 57
Decline and Recovery (c. 1200-900 BC)p. 59
The New Society of the Dark Agep. 63
Revival (c. 900-750 BC)p. 69
Homer and Oral Poetryp. 70
Late Dark Age (Homeric) Societyp. 73
Community, Household, and Economy in the Late Dark Agep. 85
The End of the Dark Age (c. 750-700 BC)p. 89
Archaic Greece (c. 750/700-480 BC)p. 102
Sources for the Seventh and Sixth Centuriesp. 103
The Formation of the City-State (Polis)p. 104
The Ethnosp. 106
Government in the Early City-Statesp. 107
The Colonizing Movementp. 110
Economic and Social Divisions in the Early Poleisp. 116
Hesiod: The View from Belowp. 120
The Hoplite Armyp. 123
The Archaic Age Tyrantsp. 127
Art and Architecturep. 130
Lyric Poetryp. 136
Philosophy and Sciencep. 143
Panhellenic Institutionsp. 146
Relations Among Statesp. 148
Spartap. 154
Sources for Spartan History and Institutionsp. 154
The Dark Age and the Archaic Periodp. 158
The Spartan Systemp. 162
Demography and the Spartan Economyp. 172
Spartan Governmentp. 175
Sparta and Greecep. 179
Historical Change in Spartap. 180
The Spartan Mirage in Western Thoughtp. 182
The Growth of Athens and the Persian Warsp. 186
Sources for Early Athensp. 186
Athens from the Bronze Age to the Early Archaic Agep. 187
The Reforms of Solonp. 191
Pisistratus and His Sonsp. 196
The Reforms of Cleisthenesp. 205
The Rise of Persiap. 207
The Wars Between Greece and Persiap. 210
The Other War: Carthage and the Greek Cities of Sicilyp. 229
The Rivalries of the Greek City-States and the Growth of Athenian Democracyp. 232
Sources for the Decades After the Persian Warsp. 233
The Aftermath of the Persian Wars and the Foundation of the Delian Leaguep. 234
The "First" (Undeclared) Peloponnesian War (460-445 BC)p. 242
Pericles and the Growth of Athenian Democracyp. 244
Literature and Artp. 249
Oikos and Polisp. 258
The Greek Economyp. 270
Greece on the Eve of the Peloponnesian Warp. 277
Sources for Greece on the Eve of the Warp. 277
Greece After the Thirty Years' Peacep. 279
The Breakdown of the Peacep. 282
Resources for Warp. 287
Intellectual Life in Fifth-Century Greecep. 288
Historical and Dramatic Literature of the Fifth Centuryp. 291
Currents in Greek Thought and Educationp. 302
The Physical Space of the Polis: Athens on the Eve of Warp. 309
The Peloponnesian Warp. 324
Sources for Greece During the Peloponnesian Warp. 325
The Archidamian War (431-421 BC)p. 326
The Rise of Comedyp. 337
Between Peace and Warp. 340
The Invasion of Sicily (415-413 BC)p. 343
The War in the Aegean and the Oligarchic Coup at Athens (413-411 BC)p. 349
Fallout from the Long Warp. 357
The War in Retrospectp. 364
The Crisis of the Polis and the Age of Shifting Hegemoniesp. 369
Sources for Fourth-Century Greecep. 370
Postwar Greece and the Struggle for Hegemonyp. 371
Law and Democracy in Athensp. 380
The Fourth-Century Polisp. 388
Philosophy and the Polisp. 392
Philip II and the Rise of Macedonp. 409
Sources for Macedonian Historyp. 409
Early Macedoniap. 410
Macedonian Society and Kingshipp. 411
The Reign of Philip IIp. 415
Macedonian Domination of Greecep. 426
Alexander the Greatp. 434
Sources for the Reign of Alexanderp. 436
Consolidating Powerp. 437
From Issus to Egypt: Conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean (332-331 BC)p. 449
From Alexandria to Persepolis: The King of Asia (331-330 BC)p. 452
The High Road to India: Alexander in Central Asiap. 455
India and the End of the Dreamp. 460
Return to the Westp. 463
Alexander's Successors and the Cosmopolisp. 469
A New Worldp. 469
Sources for the Hellenistic Periodp. 471
The Struggle for the Successionp. 473
The Regency of Perdiccasp. 473
The Primacy of Antigonus the One-Eyedp. 475
Birth Pangs of the New Order (301-276 BC)p. 479
The Place of the Polis in the Cosmopolisp. 483
The Macedonian Kingdomsp. 489
Hellenistic Societyp. 493
Alexandria and Hellenistic Culturep. 494
Social Relations in the Hellenistic Worldp. 504
Epiloguep. 513
Glossaryp. 520
Art and Illustration Creditsp. 535
Indexp. 543
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