A History of the Classical Greek World, 478...


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Author  P. J. Rhodes
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   October 3, 2005
ISBN  0631225641
Pages  405

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This book gives an accessible account of classical Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 bc to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc.

  • Covers political and military events, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, which involved the whole Greek world; and the conquests of Alexander the Great.

  • Deals with social, economic and cultural developments as well as political and military events.

  • Combines analysis with narrative.

  • Details the evidence on which the account is based and the considerations which have to be born in mind in using this evidence.

  • Written by P. J. Rhodes, who has been teaching and writing on Greek history for over 40 years.

  • The book’s clarity and directness make it ideal for course use.

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