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Description - A Short History of Ancient Greece by P. J. Rhodes

Classical Greece and its legacy have long inspired a powerful and passionate fascination. The civilization that bequeathed to later ages drama and democracy, Homer and heroism, myth and Mycenae and the Delphic Oracle and the Olympic Games has, perhaps more than any other, helped shape the intellectual contours of the modern world. P J Rhodes is among the most distinguished historians of antiquity. In this elegant, zesty new survey he explores the archaic (8th - early 5th centuries BCE), classical (5th and 4th centuries BCE) and Hellenistic (late 4th - mid-2nd centuries BCE) periods up to the beginning of Roman hegemony. His scope is that of the people who originated on the Greek mainland and Aegean islands who later migrated to the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and then (following the conquests of Alexander) to the Near East and beyond. Exploring topics such as the epic struggle with Persia; the bitter rivalry of Athens and Sparta; slaves and ethnicity; religion and philosophy; and literature and the visual arts, this authoritative book will attract students and non-specialists in equal measure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780765945
ISBN-10: 1780765940
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 134mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - P. J. Rhodes

P J Rhodes, FBA, is Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Durham. His many books include Alcibiades, Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 BC, Ancient Democracy and Modern ideology, The Greek City States: A Sourcebook and A History of the Classical Greek World 478-323 BC.