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A History of the Greek City States, 700-338 B.C.

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This book introduces the reader to the serious study of Greek history, concentrating more on problems than on narrative. The topics selected have been prominent in modern research and references to important discussions of these have been provided. Outlined are controversial issues of which differing views can be defended. Mr. Sealey's preference is for interpretations whi ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 28th 1976 by University of California Press (first published 1974)
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Kerveros
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
A quite accurate introduction to the history of Greek City States. I recommend it as an introductory text to everyone interested in the topic. The only thing missing in the book is a map of the area, something important to complete the narrative.
Roy
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Most histories I've read of ancient Greece basically tell you about Athens, and how wonderful it was, a smear about Sparta, and that's it.

This is very detailed, interacts with other historians and the sources. The book is well worth the time.
Lucinda
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this, but after reading several chapers I was just lost, and while he names lots of names, there doesn't seem to be much history of the city staets themselves that one could keep track of.
F Craig
Interesting and useful, but not a first choice for those seeking a narrative history of ancient Greece.
Erik Graff
Dec 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historians of ancient Greece
Recommended to Erik by: James DeVoto
Shelves: history
Scholarly and tendentious, Sealey's assumption of Hellenic political developments arising ex nihilo owing to invasions having destroyed the bronze age polities is dubious and debateable.
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