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.