Classical Greece, 500-323 BC

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Robin Osborne, Richard Osborne, University Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow and Tutor Robin Osborne, Timothy Charles William Blanning
Oxford University Press, 2000 - History - 271 pages
Classical Greece provides an analysis of the physical setting of and the archaic legacy to the classical city, its economy, its civic and religious institutions, the waging of war between cities, the occurrence and ancient analysis of conflict within the city, and the private life of the citizen, finishing with history through the fifth and fourth centuries. Robin Osborne presents us with a concise, comprehensive, and authoritative book that will be enjoyed by classics and history students; students taking courses in classical Greek literature, philosophy, art, and archaeology; academics; and general readers alike.
 

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Contents

The creation of classical Greece
1
The economy
23
The classical city
52
The city at war
81
Political conflicts political debates and political thought
111
Private life
139
The fifth century political and military narrative
170
The fourth century political and military narrative
197
Epilogue
223
Further Reading
232
Chronology
237
Glossary
240
List of Ancient Authors
241
Maps
247
Index
251
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Robin Osborne is a Professor of Ancient History in the University of oxford and Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He is the author of Demos: The Discovery of Classical Attika 91985), Classical Landscape with Figures: The Ancient Greek City and its Countryside (1987), Greece in the making 1200-479BC (1996), and Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998).

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