The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World'
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|Format: ||Paperback, 536 pages, Revised Edition|
|Other Information: ||8 pp halftone plates, maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 31 May 2001|
From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical Greek world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements.
Now, in this vivid volume, readers can embrace the spirit of the classical world, from the eighth to the first centuries B.C., a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This work also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the
monarchies established in the area conquered by Alexander the Great. The editors, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature, philosophy, and the arts, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and historical charts. Moreover,
the contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style. Together with hundreds of excellent illustrations, these entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage.
Table of Contents
Introduction ; 1. Greece: The History of the Archaic Period ; 2. Homer ; 3. Greek Myth and Hesiod ; 4. Lyric and Elegiac Poetry ; 5. Early Greek Philosophy ; 6. Greece: The History of the Classical Period ; 7. Greek Drama ; 8. Greek Historians ; 9. Life and Society in Classical Greece ; 10. Classical Greek Philosophy ; 11. Greek Religion ; 12. Greek Art and Architecture ; 13. The History of the Hellenistic Period ; 14. Hellenistic Culture and Literature ; 15. Hellenistic Philosophy and Science ; 16. Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art
About the Author
John Boardman is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art, Lincoln College, Oxford. Dr Oswyn Murray is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Baliol College, Oxford. Dr Jasper Griffin is Tutor in Ancient History at Baliol College, Oxford.
this book has no equal and would be difficult to better * Books and Bookmen * From reviews of The Oxford History of the Classical World: the book is truly excellent the standard of the contributions is extraordinarily high * Observer *
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