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The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World (Oxford Illustrated Histories)

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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 vividly illustrated 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 conquested 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, theses entries provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage.

Synopsis:

In this vividly illustrated 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. Numerous b&w illustrations. of color plates.

About the Author

About the Editors:

John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Jasper Griffin is Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of Homer on Life and Death.

Oswyn Murray is Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of Early Greece.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Maps

Introduction, Jasper Griffin

1. Greece: The History of the Archaic Period, George Forrest

2. Homer, Oliver Taplin

3. Greek Myth and Hesiod, Jasper Griffin

4. Lyric and Elegaic Poetry, Ewen Bowie

5. Early Greek Philosophy, Martin West

6. Greece: The History of the Classical Period, Simon Hornblower

7. Greek Drama, Peter Levi

8. Greek Historians, Oswyn Murray

9. Life and Society in Classical Greece, Oswyn Murray

10. Classical Greek Philosophy, Julia Annas

11. Greek Religion, Robert Parker

12. Greek Art and Architecture, John Boardman

13. The History of the Hellenistic Period, Simon Price

14. Hellenistic Culture and Literature, Robin Lane Fox

15. Hellenistic Philosophy and Science, Jonathan Barnes

16. Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art, Roger Ling

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854384
Editor:
Boardman, John
Editor:
Griffin, Jasper
Editor:
Boardman, John
Editor:
Griffin, Jasper
Editor:
Murray, Oswyn
Author:
Griffin, Jasper
Author:
null, Jasper
Author:
Boardman, John
Author:
null, John
Author:
Murray, Oswyn
Author:
null, Oswyn
Editor:
Murray, Oswyn
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Hellenism
Subject:
History, World | Ancient
Subject:
History, World | Ancient | Greek
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Edition Description:
genuine leather navy 584RRL
Series:
Oxford Illustrated Histories
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 full color illus, 157 halftones and li
Pages:
454
Dimensions:
9.58x7.56x.94 in. 2.45 lbs.

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