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Ancient GreeceAncient Greece: Art, Architecture and History (Art Architecture and History). Ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks were one of the most important influences on the course of Western civilization. They were fundamental in the development of democracy, philosophy, art, theatre and athletics. This richly illustrated book traces their lasting contributions in the visual arts, and places them in their historical and cultural context. The book includes the most significant examples of art and architecture produced by Greeks, from the Minoans and Mycenaeans of the second millennium BC to the inhabitants of Alexander the Great's vast empire, and explores the cultural significance of these works, whether religious, social or political.

A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture. A Brief History of Ancient Greece. The history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. It covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history with traditional yet lively coverage of political, military, and diplomatic history. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, this thoughtful and sophisticated volume is accessible to readers with little or no knowledge of Greece.

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World. The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World. A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast-it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle, and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts. This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (Cambridge Illustrated Histories) (Cambridge Illustrated Histories). The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece. Sumptuously illustrated in colour and packed with fascinating information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in a revised paperback edition. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic, sexual and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in 'the glory that was Greece'. They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the effect of interstate tensions; the implications of sexuality; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history which reveals the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that 'we are all Greeks'.

A History of the Archaic Greek World: C.1200-479 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World). A History of the Archaic Greek World provides thematic coverage of the years 1200-479 BCE. By revisiting the evidence from the period, with a critical and analytical eye, Jonathan M. Hall gives the reader the opportunity to investigate at first hand this crucial formative period of Greek history. In doing so, this book casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism.

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