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A History of Greece
To the Death of Alexander the Great


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082204


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  • This book, originally published in 1900, was the major work of the classical historian J. B. Bury. It became a standard textbook on the topic of ancient Greek history to the death of Alexander the Great for almost a century, and in its updated form is still studied today. Bury had studied philosophy as well as classics at Trinity College, Dublin, and had travelled widely in Greece, but until the publication of this work was better known for his two-volume History of the Later Roman Empire (also reissued in this series), and many of his other works also deal with the Byzantine period. He describes in the preface his decision to limit the extent of his history: 'compression into a single volume often produces a more useful book'. This magisterial and very readable synthesis of political and military history encompasses nearly three millennia and the whole of the Mediterranean and Near East.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082204
    • length: 952 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 55 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • contains: 200 b/w illus. 17 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The beginnings of Greece and the heroic age
    2. The expansion of Greece
    3. Growth of Sparta
    4. The union of Attica and the foundation of the Athenian democracy
    5. Growth of Athens
    6. The advance of Persia to the Aegean
    7. The perils of Greece
    8. The foundation of the Athenian empire
    9. The Athenian empire under the guidance of Pericles
    10. The war of Athens with the Peloponnesians
    11. The decline and downfall of the Athenian empire
    12. The Spartan supremacy and the Persian war
    13. The revival of Athens and her second league
    14. The hegemony of Thebes
    15. The Syracusan empire and the struggle with Carthage
    16. Rise of Macedonia
    17. The conquest of Persia
    18. The conquest of the far east
    Chronological table
    Notes and references

  • Author

    John Bagnell Bury

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