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Published: 15 April 2019

448 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190925307

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A Brief History of Ancient Greece

Politics, Society, and Culture

Fourth Edition

Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, David W. Tandy, and Georgia Tsouvala

  • Provides uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside
  • Incorporates the most recent discoveries in archeology, comparative anthropology, and social history
  • Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history
  • Represents the collaboration of scholars who are experts in different areas of Greek history
  • Two sets of color plates provide ample evidence from material culture
  • Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded discussions of Greek comedy, numismatics, and same-sex relationships
  • Cross-cultural study of the western Greeks
  • Substantially increased coverage of Roman Greece
  • New translations of documents
  • An extensively revised art program
  • New and revised maps
  • An extended timeline
  • New coauthor Georgia Tsouvala
  • A Companion Website featuring student and instructor resources including maps, quizzes, Power Point slides, flashcards, and web links

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