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The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic world / edited by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray.


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Publication date:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Book
  • vi, 446 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Title Variation:
Greece and the Hellenistic world
"The text ... first published 1986 ... in The Oxford history of the classical world"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • List of Illustrations-- List of Maps-- Introduction-- 1. Greece: The History of the Archaic Period-- 2. Homer-- 3. Greek Myth and Hesiod-- 4. Lyric and Elegaic Poetry-- 5. Early Greek Philosophy-- 6. Greece: The History of the Classical Period-- 7. Greek Drama-- 8. Greek Historians-- 9. Life and Society in Classical Greece-- 10. Classical Greek Philosophy-- 11. Greek Religion-- 12. Greek Art and Architecture-- 13. The History of the Hellenistic Period-- 14. Hellenistic Culture and Literature-- 15. Hellenistic Philosophy and Science-- 16. Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Art-- Table of Events-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast -- it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This beautifully illustrated study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Boardman, John, 1927-
Griffin, Jasper.
Murray, Oswyn.
Related Work:
Oxford history of the classical world.

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