Ancient History & Civilisation

Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. This edition has been updated with new suggested readings and illustrations.

"[A] highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilization from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great's empire. ...A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student of the general reader." --Kirkus Reviews

"Photographs and maps enhance this solid first lesson about the ancients." --Booklist

Thomas R. Martin id Jeremiah O'Connot Professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross.

Chapter 1. Backgrounds of Ancient Greek History

Chapter 2. From Indo-Europeans to Mycenaeans

Chapter 3. The Dark Age

Chapter 4. The Archaic Age

Chapter 5. Oligarchy, Tyranny, and Democracy

Chapter 6. From Persian Wars to Athenian Empire

Chapter 7. Culture and Society in Classical Athens

Chapter 8. The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath at Athens

Chapter 9. From the Peloponnesian War to Alexander the Great

Chapter 10. The Hellenistic Age

Epilogue: The End as a Beginning


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