A Companion to the Classical Greek World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Classical Greek World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Konrad H. Kinzl (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

Konrad H. Kinzl is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Trent University, Canada. He is editor of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean (1977), Die altere 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..

Contents

List of Illustrations vii Notes on Contributors x Preface xiv Abbreviations and a Note on Spelling xv Maps xviii 1 The Classical Age as a Historical Epoch 1 Uwe Walter 2 The Literary Sources 26 P. J. Rhodes 3 The Non-Literary Written Sources 45 P. J. Rhodes 4 The Contribution of the Non-Written Sources 64 Bjoern Forsen 5 Athens, Sparta and the Wider World 84 Roger Brock 6 Aegean Greece 99 Kai Brodersen 7 The Central and Northern Balkan Peninsula 115 Zofia Halina Archibald 8 The Greek Cities of the Black Sea 137 Stanley M. Burstein 9 Western Greece (Magna Graecia) 153 Peter Funke 10 Beyond Magna Graecia: Greeks and Non-Greeks in France, Spain and Italy 174 Kathryn Lomas 11 The Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond: The Relations between the Worlds of the Greek and Non-Greek Civilizations 197 Robert Rollinger 12 The Natural Environment 227 J. Donald Hughes 13 Environments and Landscapes of Greek Culture 245 Lin Foxhall 14 The Economic Realities 281 G. J. Oliver 15 Religious Practice and Belief 311 Emily Kearns 16 Citizens, Foreigners and Slaves in Greek Society 327 Nick Fisher 17 Women and Ethnicity in Classical Greece: Changing the Paradigms 350 Sarah B. Pomeroy 18 Greek Government 367 Lynette G. Mitchell 19 Democracy 387 Kurt A. Raaflaub 20 Law and Rhetoric: Community Justice in Athenian Courts 416 Robert W. Wallace 21 The Organization of Knowledge 432 Susan Prince 22 From Classical to Hellenistic Art 456 Steven Lattimore 23 Warfare in the Classical Age 480 John W. I. Lee 24 The Greek World, 478 432 509 Thomas Harrison 25 The Peloponnesian War and its Aftermath 526 Karl-Wilhelm Welwei 26 The Greek World, 371 336 544 Bruce LaForse 27 The Conquests of Alexander the Great 560 Waldemar Heckel Index 589

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780631230144
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9780631230144
  • weight: 1258
  • ISBN10: 0631230149

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