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Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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This highly original introduction to ancient Greece uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative aspects of Greek culture. Cartledge highlights the role of such renowned cities as Athens (birthplace of democracy) and Sparta, but he also examines Argos, Thebes, Syracuse in Sicily, and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as lesser known locales such as Miletus (home of the West's first intellectual, Thales) and Massalia (Marseilles today), where the Greeks introduced the wine grape to the French. The author uses these cities to illuminate major themes, from economics, religion, and social relations, to gender and sexuality, slavery and freedom, and politics.

About the Author

Paul Cartledge is the inaugural A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Knossos

3. Mycenae

4. Argos

5. Sparta

6. Massalia

7. Miletos

8. Athens

9. Thebes

10. Alexandria

11. Byzantium

12. Conclusion

Preface

Glossary

Timeline

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199601349
Author:
Cartledge, Paul
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
History, World | Ancient | Greek
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w halftones
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.8 x 0.6 in 0.35 lb

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