The Oxford History of Greece & the Hellenistic World

The Oxford History of Greece & the Hellenistic World

John Boardman

From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering paintings and structure of Greece's Golden Age, to the influential Roman platforms of legislation and management, the classical Greek global proven the rules of our tradition in addition to a lot of its such a lot enduring achievements.

Now, during this vibrant quantity, readers can embody the spirit of the classical global, from the 8th to the 1st centuries B.C., a interval unheard of in historical past for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visible arts. This paintings additionally treats the Hellenization of the center East via the monarchies proven within the quarter conquered by means of Alexander the nice. The editors, all celebrated classicists, intersperse chapters on political and social historical past with sections on literature, philosophy, and the humanities, and toughen the old framework with maps and historic charts. in addition, the contributors--thirty of the world's top scholars--present the most recent in sleek scholarship via masterpieces of wit, brevity, and elegance. including hundreds of thousands of fine illustrations, those entries supply either a provocative and exciting window into our classical heritage.

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