The Oxford History of the Classical World

The Oxford History of the Classical World

John Boardman

The heritage, achievements, and enduring legacies of Greek and Roman antiquity come to lifestyles within the pages of this accomplished and wonderfully illustrated volume.

Following a layout just like that of The Oxford Illustrated background of england, the ebook brings jointly the paintings of thirty awesome experts and organizes their contributions into 3 major sections. the 1st part covers Greece from the 8th to the fourth centuries B.C., a interval exceptional in background for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visible arts. the second one part offers with the Hellinization of the center East by means of the monarchies demonstrated within the parts conquered by way of Alexander the good, the expansion of Rome, and the effect of the 2 cultures on each other. The 3rd part covers the root of the Roman Empire by way of Augustus and its consolidation within the first centuries A.D. a brief concluding essay discusses yes elements of the later Empire and its effect on Western civilization, particularly throughout the adoption of Christianity.

inside of every one part, chapters facing political and social background trade with chapters on literature, philosophy, and the humanities. Maps and chronological charts--not to say greater than 250 illustrations, together with 16 in color--enrich the elemental textual content, in addition to bibliographies and a whole index.

concerning the Editors:

John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology on the collage of Oxford. Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray are either Fellows Balliol collage, Oxford.

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