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The World of Athens
An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture

2nd Edition

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    • Date Published: June 2008
    • availability: Available
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521698535

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    • Classical Athens boasted some of the most original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This best-selling book, now issued in a second edition, provides a comprehensive and highly illustrated introduction to its history, society, culture and values aimed at the student and the general reader. The text has been extensively revised from the first edition and the bibliography updated. A wide range of topics is discussed, but the book refuses to divide up the Athenian world neatly into separate compartments, insisting that sense can only be made of the society by making connections between its history, institutions, values and environment. The book can be used either on its own or as an accompaniment to students learning Greek with the Reading Greek course.

      • Introduces all aspects of the history, culture, values and achievements of classical Athens
      • Text is brought to life by copious illustrations throughout
      • Written in readable prose and accessible to anyone interested in ancient Greece, including those learning ancient Greek who require background reading
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      Product details

      • Edition: 2nd Edition
      • Date Published: June 2008
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9780521698535
      • length: 446 pages
      • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 22 mm
      • weight: 0.89kg
      • contains: 153 b/w illus. 5 maps
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      1. An outline history of Athens to the death of Alexander the Great
      2. Environment and settlement of Athens and Attikê
      3. Gods and festivals
      4. Human obligations, values and concerns
      5. Athenian society
      6. Athenian democracy and imperialism
      7. Athens at war
      8. The culture of Athens
      9. Postscript: the world of Athens and other worlds.

    • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

      • Athenian State and Society
      • Classics in Translation
      • Concepts of a City: Athens
      • Cultural Life of Ancient Greece
      • Golden Age of Athens
      • Literature/Greek: Classical Age
      • The Classical City
    • Corporation

      Joint Association of Classical Teachers

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