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A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture

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Comprehensive and balanced, this condensed version of the authors' highly successful book (Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, OUP, 1998) introduces the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. It covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, integrating the most recent research in arch ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 1st 2003)
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Andrea
Mar 12, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to buy this book for a class I took in my freshman year of college (it was a 300 level; I don't know what I was thinking) but I did enjoy reading it for class. Well, I read a majority of it. There was a lot of skimming involved during the course of that class.
Ancient Greece was an interesting, elaborate, sensual, destructive and intellectual time. The book highlights important occurrences.
I liked this book much, much more than the one I had for the Romans.
Alexander
Aug 25, 2008 Alexander rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: greece
It was brief; and because of this it lacked a lot, and didn't give the best history possible. You just wanted to argue with the author, and ask for more sources and a better argument. Yet, it still has something to offer, by giving some accounts of small tidbits of Athenian culture during the classical period. My favorite is having slaves of mark citizens with red paint when they are not in the assembly, but still around town.
KEN!
Aug 02, 2015 KEN! rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-greeks, history
8/10

Very good book, recommended for anyone who wants a good/foundational understanding of the Greek world. Does exactly what a brief history should do, and gives great insight into the Greeks.
Heidi
Jan 22, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part of the required reading for The World of the Greeks class.
It was full of information, photos and gave a good overview of
the Greeks. Worth the read even if you don't have a class.
Zoe Elizabeth
Mar 14, 2012 Zoe Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-school
As far as it goes, this was an awesome text book.
Sara
Jul 19, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent historical background.
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