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Published: 28 January 2022 (Estimated)

576 Pages | 243


ISBN: 9780197586891

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The Greeks

History, Culture, and Society

Third Edition

Author Ian Morris and Barry B. Powell

  • Offers a holistic view of ancient Greece: not just a narrative of events, or an overview of culture, but history and culture taken together.
  • Provides a broad, chronological framing of ancient Greek history from the end of the Ice Age to the irresistible progress of Roman armies across the Mediterranean.
  • Places the Greeks as part of a larger Mediterranean world. The authors instead integrate the Greeks of Sicily and southern Italy into the narrative, showing how thoroughly linked developments were in eastern and western Greece.
  • In contrast to older accounts that present non-Greek peoples like the Persians and Carthaginians as cardboard characters, the authors make clear their own motivations and their own contributions to the larger story.
  • Generous quotations from ancient authors that help the reader understand who the Greeks were and what they accomplished.
  • To assist student readers, the authors provide a pronunciation guide for the first time difficult names appear in the text, and they put important names, places, and concepts in bold letters.