By Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
The tale of the traditional Greeks is likely one of the such a lot inconceivable good fortune tales in global historical past. A small humans inhabiting a rustic terrible in assets and divided into thousands of quarreling states created probably the most striking civilizations of antiquity. complete and balanced, A Brief background of historic Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, moment variation, is a shorter model of the authors' hugely winning Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, moment version (OUP, 2007). 4 prime specialists at the classical global provide a full of life and updated account of Greek civilization and historical past in all its complexity and diversity, protecting the full interval from the Bronze Age during the Hellenistic period, and integrating the latest learn in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social heritage. utilizing actual proof from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological versions in keeping with comparative reports, this compact quantity offers an account of the Greek international that's considerate and complex but available to scholars and basic readers with very little wisdom of Greece.
A short heritage of historic Greece, moment variation, is concise sufficient for use along different books in classes in Greek Civilization, Greek and Roman Civilization, historic Greece, or Western Civilization. it's more suitable via text bins that includes excerpts from historic documents, an extensive glossary, and a timeline and normal introduction that offer a bird's-eye view of Greek history.
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The bulk of what we know about early Sparta and its institutions, however, comes primarily from later writers, particularly the fourth-century BC historian Xenophon and the biographer Plutarch (46–120 AD). Since the Spartans themselves left almost no written records, and the accounts of later writers tended to idealize or criticize their culture, it is particularly challenging for historians to separate the real Sparta from the fictional Sparta. 490–323 BC What modern historians call the Classical period of Greece begins in 490 with the victory of the Greeks over the Persians in the Battle of Marathon and ends with the Introduction 7 death of Alexander the Great.
Greek historians, therefore, must also consider the character of the land of Greece itself, for the natural Introduction 9 environment of a people—the landscape, the climate, and the natural resources— is a major factor in determining the way they live and how they develop socially. Hellas, the homeland of the Greeks, ancient and modern, covers the southern portion of the Balkan peninsula and the islands that lie to the west and east of the mainland. The Greek islands to the east, in the Aegean Sea, are numerous; some are closer to the coast of Anatolia (modern Turkey) than to the mainland.
A lightweight platform set atop two high, spoked wheels, and pulled by two horses, the chariot could carry two men at a pace previously unknown in land travel. Throughout the Near East, the chariot corps was the primary military arm, used for massed chariot charges against an enemy’s chariots and infantry, one man driving and the other shooting arrows.
A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture by Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts