In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century b.c. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. This edition has been updated with new suggested readings and illustrations.
Author Biography: Thomas R. Martin is Jeremiah O'Connor Professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross."
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||vi|
|Chapter 1||Backgrounds of Ancient Greek History||1|
|Chapter 2||From Indo-Europeans to Mycenaeans||16|
|Chapter 3||The Dark Age||36|
|Chapter 4||The Archaic Age||51|
|Chapter 5||Oligarchy, Tyranny, and Democracy||70|
|Chapter 6||From Persian Wars to Athenian Empire||94|
|Chapter 7||Culture and Society in Classical Athens||124|
|Chapter 8||The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath at Athens||147|
|Chapter 9||From the Peloponnesian War to Alexander the Great||174|
|Chapter 10||The Hellenistic Age||198|
|About Perseus 2.0||255|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An excellent one volume introduction to ancient Greece, from archaic to Hellenistic times. Martin writes well, and the book covers all the major themes, events and battles of the periods in question. This is one of the first books I read on ancient Greece and, as you can now see from my library, its one of my favourite subjects; thanks, not least, to this great little book. Highly recommended.
I used this book to write a report for a college class. It is ver descriptive on the details and give you a lot of information about the wars that most other books dont!