For courses in Greek History or Greek Civilization. Organized chronologically, this text presents a complete picture of Greek civilization as a history. It features sections on the art, architecture, literature, and thought of each period. This text presents students with the history of Greece from the prehistoric through the Mycenaean Period, the Dark Ages, the Classical Period, the Hellenistic, and the absorption of Greek culture by Rome.
Table of Contents
A Small, Far-Off Land
Country and People
The Greeks at Home
The Greeks Before History, 12,000-1200 B.C.
The Dark Age, 1200-800 B.C.
Religion and Myth
Ancient Greece, 800-480 B.C.: Economy, Society, Politics
The Archaic Cultural Revolution, 700-480 B.C.
A Tale of Two Archaic Cities: Sparta and Athens, 700-480 B.C.
Persia and the Greeks, 550-490 B.C.
The Great War, 480-479 B.C.
Democracy and Empire; Athens and Syracuse, 479-431 B.C.
Art and Thought in the Fifth Century B.C.
The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath, 431-399 B.C.
The Greeks between Persia and Carthage, 399-360 B.C.
Greek Culture in the Fourth Century B.C.
The Warlords of Macedon I: Philip II and Alexander the King
The Warlords of Macedon II: Alexander the God
The Greek Kingdoms in the Hellenistic Century, 323-220 B.C.
The Greek Poleis in the Hellenistic Century, 323-220 B.C
Hellenistic Culture, 323-30 B.C.
The Coming of Rome, 220-30 B.C.
Map: Greece, The Aegean Sea, and Western Asia Minor
Map: The Ancient Mediterranean