In this revised edition, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have
expanded the chronological range of Ancient Greece to include the
Greek world of the fourth century. The sourcebook now ranges from
the first lines of Greek literature to the death of Alexander the
Great, covering all of the main historical periods and social
phenomena of ancient Greece. The material is taken from a variety
of sources: historians, inscriptions, graffiti, law codes,
epitaphs, decrees, drama and poetry. It includes the major literary
authors, but also covers a wide selection of writers, including
many non-Athenian authors. Whilst focusing on the main cities of
ancient Greece - Athens and Sparta- the sourcebook also draws on a
wide range of material concerning the Greeks in Egypt, Italy,
Sicily, Asia Minor and the Black Sea.
Ancient Greece covers not only the chronological, political
history of ancient Greece, but also explores the full spectrum of
Greek life through topics such as gender, social class, race and
labour. This revised edition includes:
- Two completely new chapters - "The Rise of Macedon" and
"Alexander ?the Great?, 336-323" BC
- New material in the chapters on The City-State, Religion in the
Greek World, Tyrants and Tyranny, The Peloponnesian War and its
Aftermath, Labour: Slaves, Serfs and Citizens, and Women, Sexuality
and the Family
It is structured so that:
- Thematically arranged chapters arranged allow students to build
up gradually knowledge of the ancient Greek world
- Introductory essays to each chapter give necessary background
to understand topic areas
- Linking commentaries help students understand the source
extracts and what they reveal about the ancient Greeks
Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic
Times to the Death of Alexander the Great. Third Edition, will
continue to be a definitive collection of source material on the
society and culture of the Greeks.
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