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From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC
From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative introduction to what is generally regarded as the most important period of Greek history. Stressing the unity of Greek history and the centrality of Athens, Victor Ehrenberg covers a rich and diverse range of political, economic, military and cultural issues in the Greek world, from the early history of the Greeks, includin ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge
(first published January 1st 1967)
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Aug 14, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A superior single and concise volume of ancient Greek history from period of its peak (i.e. 6th and 5th centuries B.C.E.)'From Solon to Socrates' is a very worthwhile book to read and utilize for the classics undergraduate. Of necessity focusing on Athens it has four prime areas of coverage. These are the social, political and economic circumstances around the time of Solon, the conflict between the Hellenes and the Persians with the attendant growth in Athenian imperial aspirations, the rivalry ...more