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From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC
The dual purpose of this book is to describe the greatest period of Greek history in all its aspects, political and military as well as economic and cultural, and to take into account the uncertainties of modern scholarship.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published December 31st 1990 by Routledge
(first published January 1st 1973)
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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