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Title:
The decline and fall of ancient Greece
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
272 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
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English
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9780737702408

9780737702415

9780737702927

9780737702910
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This text highlights the decline of the Greek political states during the Hellenistic Age (ca.323-30 B.C.). Topics discussed include the leaders and military campaigns of the various states, the events that led to the eventual overthrow by the Romans, and the social, cultural, and economic conditions of the times.


Summary

This text highlights the decline of the Greek political states during the Hellenistic Age (ca.323-30 B.C.). Topics discussed include the leaders and military campaigns of the various states, the events that led to the eventual overthrow by the Romans, and the social, cultural, and economic conditions of the times.


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Considers opposing opinions on various issues concerning world population including problems of rapid growth, the effects of population on the environment, and ways of decreasing human fertility.


Author Notes

Cover photo: Private Collection/Peter Harholdt/Superstock (1010/15547/D/P37A) Grecian Ruins, 1849, unknown North Wind, 13, 27 Library of Congress, 16


Cover photo: Private Collection/Peter Harholdt/Superstock (1010/15547/D/P37A) Grecian Ruins, 1849, unknown North Wind, 13, 27 Library of Congress, 16


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This anthology covers the struggle of ancient Greece in its attempt to become a unified empire, its contributions to the ancient world, and its ultimate demise. The contributors include well-known historians and each of the essays or excerpts from larger works has a brief introduction that summarizes its argument. Entries address such topics as politics, military, social, and cultural conditions. Additionally, this book also provides a chronology, excerpts from primary documents, an extensive list of ancient and modern sources for further reading, and a thorough index. This excellent title is organized with researchers in mind and gives concrete examples of writing to support a thesis. Unfortunately there are no illustrations or maps. Although the value of this book lies in its information for reports, anyone interested in the subject will find the text fascinating.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This anthology covers the struggle of ancient Greece in its attempt to become a unified empire, its contributions to the ancient world, and its ultimate demise. The contributors include well-known historians and each of the essays or excerpts from larger works has a brief introduction that summarizes its argument. Entries address such topics as politics, military, social, and cultural conditions. Additionally, this book also provides a chronology, excerpts from primary documents, an extensive list of ancient and modern sources for further reading, and a thorough index. This excellent title is organized with researchers in mind and gives concrete examples of writing to support a thesis. Unfortunately there are no illustrations or maps. Although the value of this book lies in its information for reports, anyone interested in the subject will find the text fascinating.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. Four questions form the cornerstones of this Opposing Viewpoints volume: Is there a population problem? How serious is it? How will population grow in the twenty-first century? Can nations control population without violating individuals' reproductive freedom? Most essays offer diametrically opposite views back-to-back, but a few approach issues from slightly different perspectives. For example, one essay argues that global population will reach crisis levels by 2050, while the second focuses on the decrease of global population after that date. In another instance, a writer argues that contraception and abortion are necessary for population control; the next, by Pope John Paul II, argues generally that both are unethical. Such juxtapositions provide some interesting and broadening perspectives to an otherwise narrow topic. Well-selected editorial cartoons add punch and dimension to the debates. Roger Leslie


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up‘Five major questions are addressed in this series entry: ``Is there a population problem?'' ``Is the world's population growing too fast?'' ``Is overpopulation responsible for hunger, poverty, and environmental problems?'' ``What are the effects of immigration in the United States?'' and ``What population policies should be pursued?'' The first question is dealt with from a historical perspective with essays and articles debating state involvement in population growth or control and the ability of science to solve the problem. Different sides of each question are examined with articles and essays by scholars, environmentalists, economists, journalists, scientists, sociologists, and spokespeople interested in the issues. Lists of periodical articles for further reading follow the diverse views presented. Political cartoons serve to drive home various points. Clear writing, further aided in many cases by charts and graphs, makes this an especially accessible volume for students doing research or preparing for debates. Appendixes include discussion ideas for each question presented, a list of organizations to contact, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index.‘Dana McDougald, Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Robert J. LittmanCharles FreemanMichael GrantN.G.L. HammondThomas R. MartinHermann BengtsonPeter ConnollyFrank J. FrostMichael GrantF.W. WalbankGeorge W. Botsford and Charles A. Robinson Jr.Chester G. StarrWilliam R. BiersMichael GrantJohn WarryChester G. StarrArcher JonesArthur E.R. Boak and William G. SinnigenMax CaryPeter GreenSarah B. Pomeroy et al.Robert J. LittmanCharles FreemanMichael GrantN.G.L. HammondThomas R. MartinHermann BengtsonPeter ConnollyFrank J. FrostMichael GrantF.W. WalbankGeorge W. Botsford and Charles A. Robinson Jr.Chester G. StarrWilliam R. BiersMichael GrantJohn WarryChester G. StarrArcher JonesArthur E.R. Boak and William G. SinnigenMax CaryPeter GreenSarah B. Pomeroy et al.Johann Peter SussmilchJoseph TownsendThomas Robert MalthusFrederick EngelsJohn H. FremlinGarrett HardinJ. Kenneth SmailMax SingerBarbara CrossetteWilliam B. SchwartzLester R. Brown and Gary Gardner and Brian HalweilTimothy W. MaierDon HinrichsenNicholas HildyardTimothy C. WeiskelN. Gregory MankiwJohn M. SwomleyJohn Paul IICharles F. WestoffSeamus GrimesSteven W. MosherJohn B. HallGerard Piel
Forewordp. 10
Introduction: Disunity and the Decline of the Greeksp. 12
Chapter 1 A Long History of Disunity
1. Was Disunity Part of the Greek Character?p. 32
2. The Devastating Peloponnesian Warp. 40
3. New Struggles for Supremacy Leave the Greeks Exhaustedp. 49
4. Philip II and the Rise of Macedoniap. 57
5. Alexander's Conquests and Their Impactp. 66
Chapter 2 The Hellenistic Greeks in Collision
1. The Long Wars of Alexander's Successorsp. 76
2. Hellenistic Armies and Warfarep. 90
3. Egypt and Alexandria Under the Ptolemiesp. 103
4. The Macedonian and Seleucid Kingdomsp. 114
5. Experiment in Federalism: The Aetolian and Achaean Leaguesp. 125
Chapter 3 Hellenistic Society and Culture
1. Hellenistic Social and Economic Conditionsp. 132
2. Literature, Science, and Philosophy Flourish in Hellenistic Timesp. 141
3. New Directions in Art and Architecturep. 149
4. The Drive for Greater Realism in Art and Sciencep. 156
Chapter 4 The Coming of Rome and Downfall of the Greeks
1. Pyrrhus Fights the Romansp. 167
2. Rome Expands into the Mediterraneanp. 176
3. Comparison of the Greek and Roman Military Systemsp. 185
4. Roman Armies Enter Greecep. 196
5. Rome Takes Control of Mainland Greecep. 204
6. Cleopatra: Last of the Greek Hellenistic Rulersp. 212
Epilogue: The Survival of Greek Culture Rome Passes on the Greek Legacyp. 224
Appendix of Documentsp. 231
Chronologyp. 254
For Further Researchp. 258
Indexp. 264
About the Editorp. 272
Forewordp. 10
Introduction: Disunity and the Decline of the Greeksp. 12
Chapter 1 A Long History of Disunity
1. Was Disunity Part of the Greek Character?p. 32
2. The Devastating Peloponnesian Warp. 40
3. New Struggles for Supremacy Leave the Greeks Exhaustedp. 49
4. Philip II and the Rise of Macedoniap. 57
5. Alexander's Conquests and Their Impactp. 66
Chapter 2 The Hellenistic Greeks in Collision
1. The Long Wars of Alexander's Successorsp. 76
2. Hellenistic Armies and Warfarep. 90
3. Egypt and Alexandria Under the Ptolemiesp. 103
4. The Macedonian and Seleucid Kingdomsp. 114
5. Experiment in Federalism: The Aetolian and Achaean Leaguesp. 125
Chapter 3 Hellenistic Society and Culture
1. Hellenistic Social and Economic Conditionsp. 132
2. Literature, Science, and Philosophy Flourish in Hellenistic Timesp. 141
3. New Directions in Art and Architecturep. 149
4. The Drive for Greater Realism in Art and Sciencep. 156
Chapter 4 The Coming of Rome and Downfall of the Greeks
1. Pyrrhus Fights the Romansp. 167
2. Rome Expands into the Mediterraneanp. 176
3. Comparison of the Greek and Roman Military Systemsp. 185
4. Roman Armies Enter Greecep. 196
5. Rome Takes Control of Mainland Greecep. 204
6. Cleopatra: Last of the Greek Hellenistic Rulersp. 212
Epilogue: The Survival of Greek Culture Rome Passes on the Greek Legacyp. 224
Appendix of Documentsp. 231
Chronologyp. 254
For Further Researchp. 258
Indexp. 264
About the Editorp. 272
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 The Historical Debate: Is There a Population Problem?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. The State Should Encourage Population Growthp. 17
2. The State Should Discourage Population Growthp. 24
3. Overpopulation Is a Serious Problemp. 31
4. Overpopulation Is a Mythp. 39
5. Science Will Solve the Population Problemp. 45
6. Science Will Not Solve the Population Problemp. 54
Periodical Bibliographyp. 61
Chapter 2 How Will Population Grow in the Twenty-First Century?
Chapter Prefacep. 63
1. Global Population Will Reach Crisis Proportions by 2050p. 64
2. Global Population Will Decrease After 2050p. 74
3. Developed Nations Will Face Severe Underpopulationp. 81
4. Increases in Life Expectancy Could Cause a Population Explosionp. 87
Periodical Bibliographyp. 95
Chapter 3 How Serious a Problem Is Overpopulation?
Chapter Prefacep. 97
1. Increased Population Is Causing a Global Ecological Disasterp. 98
2. Increased Population Is Not Causing a Global Ecological Disasterp. 106
3. Overpopulation Contributes to World Hungerp. 114
4. Overpopulation Is Not the Main Cause of World Hungerp. 122
5. Overpopulation Could Lead to Extinctionp. 130
6. Overpopulation Is Not a Serious Problemp. 138
Periodical Bibliographyp. 142
Chapter 4 Can Nations Control Population Without Violating Individuals' Reproductive Freedom?
Chapter Prefacep. 144
1. Contraception and Abortion Are Necessary to Control Populationp. 145
2. Contraception and Abortion Are Unethicalp. 151
3. Population Control Programs Benefit Developing Nationsp. 157
4. Current Population Control Programs Do Not Benefit Developing Nationsp. 167
5. Coercive Population Control Programs Violate Human Rightsp. 180
6. Coercive Population Control Programs Are Necessaryp. 189
7. Industrialized Nations Should Help Developing Nations to Modernizep. 198
Periodical Bibliographyp. 210
For Further Discussionp. 211
Organizations to Contactp. 213
Bibliography of Booksp. 216
Indexp. 219