A Companion to the Classical Greek World

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This Companion provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Topics covered range from the political and institutional structures of Greek society, to literature, art, economics, society, warfare, geography and the environment. Discusses the problems of interpreting the various sources for the period. Guides the reader towards a broadly-based understanding of the history of the Classical Age.

Author Biography

Konrad H. Kinzl is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Trent University, Canada. He is editor of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean (1977), Die ältere Tyrannis (1979), Problems and Method in Greek History (1988) and Demokratia (1995), as well as author of Miltiades‑Forschungen (1968) and articles on archaic and classical Greek history and the sources.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Abbreviations and a Note on Spelling
The Classical Age as a Historical Epoch
The Literary Sources
The Non-Literary Written Sources
The Contribution of the Non-Written Sources
Athens, Sparta and the Wider World
Aegean Greece
The Central and Northern Balkan Peninsula
The Greek Cities of the Black Sea
Western Greece (Magna Graecia)
Beyond Magna Graecia: Greeks and Non-Greeks in France, Spain and Italy
The Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond: The Relations between the Worlds of the "Greek" and "Non-Greek" Civilizations
The Natural Environment
Environments and Landscapes of Greek Culture
The Economic Realities
Religious Practice and Belief
Citizens, Foreigners and Slaves in Greek Society
Women and Ethnicity in Classical Greece. Changing the Paradigms
Greek Government
Law and Rhetoric: Community Justice in Athenian Courts
The Organization of Knowledge
From Classical to Hellenistic Art
Warfare in the Classical Age
The Greek World, 478-432
The Peloponnesian War and its Aftermath (432-371)
The Greek World, 371-336
The Conquests of Alexander the Great (336-323)
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