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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

by Thomas R. Martin
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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300084931
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/11/2000
Series: Yale Nota Bene Series
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvi
Chapter 1Backgrounds of Ancient Greek History1
Chapter 2From Indo-Europeans to Mycenaeans16
Chapter 3The Dark Age36
Chapter 4The Archaic Age51
Chapter 5Oligarchy, Tyranny, and Democracy70
Chapter 6From Persian Wars to Athenian Empire94
Chapter 7Culture and Society in Classical Athens124
Chapter 8The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath at Athens147
Chapter 9From the Peloponnesian War to Alexander the Great174
Chapter 10The Hellenistic Age198
Suggested Readings223
About Perseus 2.0255

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
omaca on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
lookingfornewthings More than 1 year ago
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!