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The Resource CREATORS, CONQUERORS, AND CITIZENS : A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE, Robin Waterfield

CREATORS, CONQUERORS, AND CITIZENS : A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE, Robin Waterfield

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CREATORS, CONQUERORS, AND CITIZENS : A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE
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CREATORS, CONQUERORS, AND CITIZENS
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A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE
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Robin Waterfield
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eng
Summary
  • "We Greeks are one in blood and one in language; we have temples to the gods and religious rites in common, and a common way of life." So the fifth-century historian Herodotus has some Athenians declare, in explanation of why they would never betray theirfellow Greeks to the enemy, the "barbarian" Persians. And he might have added further common features, such as clothing, foodways, and political institutions. But if the Greeks knew that they were kin, why did many of them side with the Persians againstfellow Greeks, and why, more generally, is ancient Greek history so often the history of internecine wars and other forms of competition with one another? This is the question acclaimed historian Robin Waterfield sets out to explore in this magisterial history of ancient Greece. With more information, more engagingly presented, than any similar work, this is the best single-volume account of ancient Greece in more than a generation. Waterfield gives a comprehensive narrative of seven hundred years of history, from the emergence of the Greeks around 750 BCE to the Roman conquest of the last of the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms in 30 BCE. Equal weight is given to all phases of Greek history -- the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. But history is notjust facts; it is also a matter of how we interpret the evidence. Without compromising the readability of the book, Waterfield incorporates the most recent scholarship by classical historians and archaeologists and asks his readers to think critically about Greek history. A brilliant, up-to-date account of ancient Greece, suitable for history buffs and university students alike, Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens presents a compelling and comprehensive story of this remarkable civilization's disunity, underlying cultural solidarity, and eventual political unification. "--
  • "A brilliant, up-to-date account of all of ancient Greek history (the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods), suitable for history buffs and university students, enlivened by a strong thesis about the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification"--
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1952-
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Waterfield, Robin
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
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CREATORS, CONQUERORS, AND CITIZENS : A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE, Robin Waterfield
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Conventions and Abbreviations -- List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Chronology and King Lists -- General Maps -- Introduction I: Historical Background -- Introduction II: Environmental Background -- ACT I: The Archaic Period (c. 750-480): The Formation of States -- 1. The Emergence of the Greeks in the Mediterranean -- 2. Aristocracy and the Archaic State -- 3. The Archaic Greek World -- 4. Athens in the Seventh and Sixth Centuries-- 5. The Athenian Democratic Revolution -- 6. Sparta -- 7. Greek Religion -- 8. The Persian Wars -- 9. The Greeks at War -- ACT II: The Classical Period (479-323): A Tale, Mainly, of Two Cities -- 10. The Delian League -- 11. The Economy of Greece -- 12.Periclean Athens -- 13. Women, Sexuality, and Family Life -- 14. The Peloponnesian War -- 15. Socrates and the Thirty Tyrants -- 16. The Futility of War -- 17. Athens and Macedon -- 18. Alexander the Great -- 19. The Instability of Syracuse -- ACT III: The Hellenistic Period (323-30): Greeks, Macedonians, and Romans -- 20. The Successor Kingdoms -- 21. Greeks and Macedonians in the Third Century -- 22. The Greek Cities in the New World -- 23. Life and Culture in the Hellenistic World -- 24. The Roman Conquest -- 25. A Feat of Imagination -- Glossary -- Recommended Reading -- Index
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BK0020679539
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9780190234300
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: HRD
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2017049709
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unmediated
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CREATORS, CONQUERORS, AND CITIZENS : A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE, Robin Waterfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Conventions and Abbreviations -- List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Chronology and King Lists -- General Maps -- Introduction I: Historical Background -- Introduction II: Environmental Background -- ACT I: The Archaic Period (c. 750-480): The Formation of States -- 1. The Emergence of the Greeks in the Mediterranean -- 2. Aristocracy and the Archaic State -- 3. The Archaic Greek World -- 4. Athens in the Seventh and Sixth Centuries-- 5. The Athenian Democratic Revolution -- 6. Sparta -- 7. Greek Religion -- 8. The Persian Wars -- 9. The Greeks at War -- ACT II: The Classical Period (479-323): A Tale, Mainly, of Two Cities -- 10. The Delian League -- 11. The Economy of Greece -- 12.Periclean Athens -- 13. Women, Sexuality, and Family Life -- 14. The Peloponnesian War -- 15. Socrates and the Thirty Tyrants -- 16. The Futility of War -- 17. Athens and Macedon -- 18. Alexander the Great -- 19. The Instability of Syracuse -- ACT III: The Hellenistic Period (323-30): Greeks, Macedonians, and Romans -- 20. The Successor Kingdoms -- 21. Greeks and Macedonians in the Third Century -- 22. The Greek Cities in the New World -- 23. Life and Culture in the Hellenistic World -- 24. The Roman Conquest -- 25. A Feat of Imagination -- Glossary -- Recommended Reading -- Index
Control code
BK0020679539
Isbn
9780190234300
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: HRD
Lccn
2017049709
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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