By Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
The tale of the traditional Greeks is without doubt one of the such a lot inconceivable luck tales in global historical past. A small humans inhabiting a rustic negative in assets and divided into countless numbers of quarreling states created probably the most impressive civilizations of antiquity. complete and balanced, A Brief heritage of historic Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, moment version, is a shorter model of the authors' hugely profitable Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, moment variation (OUP, 2007). 4 prime experts at the classical global supply a full of life and up to date account of Greek civilization and heritage in all its complexity and diversity, protecting the full interval from the Bronze Age during the Hellenistic period, and integrating the newest study in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social heritage. utilizing actual facts from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological types according to comparative reviews, this compact quantity presents an account of the Greek international that's considerate and complex but available to scholars and common readers with very little wisdom of Greece.
A short heritage of historic Greece, moment version, is concise adequate for use along different books in classes in Greek Civilization, Greek and Roman Civilization, historical Greece, or Western Civilization. it's superior via text bins that includes excerpts from historic documents, an extensive glossary, and a timeline and normal introduction that offer a bird's-eye view of Greek history.
New to the second one Edition
* New sections on formative years and on marriage and burial rituals
* An improved remedy of religion
* A revised artwork application that features a new 8-page full-color photograph insert, a hundred twenty five black-and-white pictures and illustrations, and 17 new and more advantageous custom-drawn maps
* Key terms--in boldface variety after they first seem within the textual content and indexed on the finish of every chapter
* Selective, updated concepts for extra reading
* A better half site that includes scholar self-quizzes, dialogue questions, flashcards of keyword phrases, bankruptcy summaries, a pronunciation advisor, hyperlinks to valuable web pages, and PowerPoint lecture outlines
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A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture by Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts