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An esteemed teacher offers a major reassessment of the history of Greece from prehistoric times to the rise of Alexander. This is a work of prodigious scholarship written in grand style.

John Fine surveys the archaeological work that has revealed so much about the civilization of Crete and Mycenaean Greece, and discusses the age of colonization during which Greek colonies were established from the Crimea to the Nile, from the Caucasus to Spain. Analyzing social and economic developments, as well as foreign and inter-city affairs, he assesses the history, culture, and democracy of Athens, and Sparta's institutions and military exploits; recounts the Greeks' relations and then war with the Persian empire; details alliances, struggles, and the varying fortunes of the Greek city-states; and relates the rise of Macedon. Fine treats the Greeks' story in the context of events elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean. Throughout he indicates the nature of the evidence on which our present knowledge is based, masterfully explaining the problems and pit-falls in interpreting ancient accounts. The Ancient Greeks is a splendid narrative history and a refreshing reinterpretation that will please students of ancient history, and everyone interested in early civilizations.

Synopsis:

John Fine offers a major reassessment of the history of Greece from prehistoric times to the rise of Alexander. Throughout he indicates the nature of the evidence on which our present knowledge is based, masterfully explaining the problems and pit-falls in interpreting ancient accounts.

About the Author

John V. A. Fine was Emeritus Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Princeton University

Table of Contents

1. The Early Aegean World

2. The Dark Age

3. The Age of Transition

4. Colonization

5. Social, Economic, and Political Developments in the Seventh and Sixth Centuries

6. Early Sparta

7. Early Athens

8. The Greeks and the Persians

9. Delian League and Athenian Empire

10. The Development of Athenian Democracy

11. The Peloponnesian War

12. The Fourth Century

13. Macedonia and Greece

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674033146
Author:
Fine, John V. A.
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Fine, John V. A.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
To 146 b.c.
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 1985
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
734
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 33 oz

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