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Greece in the Ancient World


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Preface * Timeline * 1. Why Study the Greeks? * 2. Early Greece and the Minoans: The Labyrinth and the Minotaur * 3. Mycenae: Rich in Gold * 4. The Iron Age * 5. The Archaic Age: Sparta * 6. The Archaic Age: Athens * 7. Persia * 8. Democracy and Empire 9. Inclusion and Exclusion: Life in Periklean Athens * 10. Religion and Philosophy: Belief and Knowledge in the Classical Age * 11. The Peloponnesian War * 12. Panhellenism and the Rise of Philip * 13. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

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Balancing textual and archaeological evidence, this brand-new, single-voiced narrative paints a vivid picture of Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Roman conquest

About the Author

Jeremy McInerney is Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History. He also serves on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, where he was Whitehead Professor. At the University of Pennsylvania he has won the Ira Abrams Teaching Award and the Lindback Award.


'McInerney's writing is clear and engaging so that undergraduates at any level should be able to grasp the arguments' - Paula Debnar, Professor of Classics, Mount Holyoke College
'This is an excellent text. The author has found a good balance of detailed description and critical analysis over a range of topics' - Lucien Frary, Associate Professor, Rider University
'Eminently readable, lots of illustrations, with a good balance between narrative history and critical analysis' - Denise Demetriou, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
'An engaging personal perspective on this extraordinary period ... as fascinating as it is thought-provoking' - Current World Archaeology
'McInerney is a good storyteller, who authoritatively and compellingly makes Greece in antiquity relevant to the contemporary experience of both Greeks and others' - History Today

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