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Greek History by Robin Osborne
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Robin Osborne's energetic and lively guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 1200bc) to the Roman conquest in the second century bc. Covering all the most important topics in the study of the Greek past, it also explores the different approaches to Greek history - such as cultural, political, demographic and economic - that students will encounter. Professor Osborne sheds light on the full possibilities - and problems - of working with the surviving evidence, by giving examples from archaeological and art historical sources as well as written texts. The book also includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Familiar but Exotic: Why Greece needs History 2. Inventing the Greek Polis 3. How many Greeks were there and How did Any of Them Survive? 4. Law, Tyranny and the Invention of Politics 5. Making Enemies 6. The City of Freedom and Oppression 7. The Unity and Diversity of the Greek City 8. Was Alexander the End of Greek History?

Author Biography

Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge. His books include Greece in the Making c. 1200-479 BC, Archaic and Classical Greek Art and with P.J.L Rhodes, Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 BC.
Release date NZ
May 20th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
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