Download e-book for kindle: A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 BC by P. J. Rhodes

By P. J. Rhodes

ISBN-10: 0631225641

ISBN-13: 9780631225645

This booklet provides an available account of classical Greek historical past, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 bc to the loss of life of Alexander the nice in 323 bc.Covers political and army occasions, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian struggle, which concerned the entire Greek international; and the conquests of Alexander the Great.Deals with social, financial and cultural advancements in addition to political and army events.Combines research with narrative.Details the facts on which the account relies and the concerns that have to be born in brain in utilizing this evidence.Written by means of P. J. Rhodes, who has been educating and writing on Greek heritage for over forty years.The book’s readability and directness make it excellent for direction use.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World) PDF

Similar greece books

Download PDF by Richard Stoneman: Alexander the Great (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History)

Offers an creation to the heritage of Alexander and the most topics of his reign. in addition to tackling difficulties of interpretation, the textual content comprises: an exam of the written and different assets, and the issues of operating with them; dialogue of archaeological and numismatic facts; an overview of the Macedonian heritage; perception into Alexander's schooling and ideas; an exploration of Alexander's declare to divinity; evaluate of Alexander's brief and long term achievements; and a learn of his effect in antiquity.

Nicholas Sekunda's Marathon 490 BC : the first Persian invasion of Greece PDF

The tale of the Marathon crusade is an epic of the traditional global. whilst the Ionian Greeks revolted opposed to their Persian overlords in 499BC, the towns of Athens and Eretria got here to their relief. The Persian King Darius swore vengeance and in 490BC a fleet of six hundred ships jam-packed with troops was once despatched to take revenge at the Athenians.

Read e-book online The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization PDF

What did the traditional Greeks devour and drink? What function did migration play? Why was once emperor Nero well liked by the standard humans yet much less so with the higher periods? Why (according to old authors) used to be Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so known as? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of historical Greece and Rome have captivated our collective mind's eye and supplied thought for therefore many elements of our lives, from tradition, literature, drama, cinema, and tv to society, schooling, and politics.

Read e-book online Die Goldfunde aus dem Artemision von Ephesos PDF

The gold gadgets derive from the excavations conducted among 1965 and 1994 within the Artemision of Ephesos via the Austrian Archaeological Institute. lots of the gadgets happened in strata positioned lower than the Archaic kipteros and will hence be categorised as originating from the second one half the 7th or the 1st half the 6th century BC.

Additional info for A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World)

Example text

36. i): some scholars have used other texts to place Thucydides’ whole series of events in the 460’s, but probably we should date Eïon 476 and Scyros 475, and Carystus and Naxos not long after. It is possibly in response to success at the Eurymedon in 469 that Cimon and his fellow generals were invited to judge the tragedians’ competition in the spring of 468 (Plut. Cim. 8. vii–ix). Into this period we have also to fit the reappearance of Pausanias and his occupation of Byzantium until he was dislodged by the Athenians (Thuc.

90–93. ii) as well as the later sources. Sparta urged that, in case the Persians returned, it would be better to have no fortified cities north of the Isthmus of Corinth; Themistocles had himself sent to Sparta to temporise, while Athens’ walls were rebuilt as quickly as possible; when rumours reached Sparta, Spartans were sent to Athens to see what was happening but the Athenians did not let them return; when the walls had reached a sufficient height,Themistocles was joined by colleagues (one of whom was Aristides), and informed the Spartans that Athens was safely fortified and was fully capable of judging what was the best policy for itself and for all.

But his chief offence was 28 THE PELOPONNESE IN THE EARLY FIFTH CENTURY a greater degree of individualism than Sparta liked to see in its leading figures: his father had been half-brother of an earlier individualist king, Cleomenes, and Pausanias gave the name Cleomenes to one of his own sons (Thuc. III. 26. ii). e. after Pausanias’ death the official account of him in Sparta was thoroughly hostile. In spite of that Thucydides pronounced Pausanias and Themistocles to be the two most distinguished men of their generation (I.

Download PDF sample

A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World) by P. J. Rhodes


by Michael
4.1

Rated 4.47 of 5 – based on 27 votes