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The Ancient Greeks


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Series Editor's Preface ; Preface and Acknowledgments ; PART 1: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Introduction ; What Did the Greeks Contribute to Modern Society? ; PART 2: GREEK CIVILIZATION ; 2. Location of Greek Civilization and Environmental Setting ; The Greek Mainland ; Crete ; Cyclades ; Asia Minor's West Coast ; Cyprus ; 3. Historical and Chronological Setting ; The History of Greek Studies ; Sources for the Study of Greek History ; Chronology ; 4. Origins, Growth, and Decline of Greek Civilization ; Crete ; The Mainland ; The Dark Age ; The Eighth-Century Renaissance and the Archaic Age ; The Classical Period-From the Persian Invasions to the Death of Alexander ; The Rise and Fall of the ; 5. Hellenistic Kingdoms: 323-30 B.C.E. ; Palace Economics of the Aegean Bronze Age ; Trade in the Late Bronze Age ; The Dark Age ; The Early Emporia ; Archaic and Classical Greece ; 6. Social Organization and Social Structure ; Divisions ; Unions ; Groups ; 7. Politics ; Minoan Crete: Kings? Queens? Priestesses? Priests? ; The Dark Age and "Epic" Kingship ; The Archaic Age: Synoecism, Aristocracy, and Tyranny ; Forms of Rule in the Classical Period: Oligarchy and Democracy ; Politics beyond the Polis ; Alexander and the Hellenistic ; Monarchies ; Ancient Greek Law ; 8. Religion and Ideology ; Minoan Religion ; Mycenaean Religion ; Greek Religion in the Historical Periods ; 9. Material Culture ; Architecture ; Sculpture ; Pottery ; Clothing ; Arms and Armor ; The Art of Death ; 10. Intellectual Accomplishments ; Literature ; Science ; Philosophy ; PART 3: CURRENT ASSESSMENTS ; 11. Major Controversies and Future Directions in the Study of Greek Civilization ; Excavation ; Linear A ; Minoan Deities ; The Dark Age ; Non-Athenian Culture ; Foreign Relations ; Women in Ancient Greece ; Glossary ; Chronology ; Resources for Further Study ; Index ; About the Author

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Stephanie Lynn Budin, Ph.D., is a professional writer specializing in ancient History, Ancient Greece, and the Near East. She is the author of The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity and The Origin of Aphrodite.

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