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The Greek world, 479-323 BC
Hornblower, Simon.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2002]

Physical Description:
xix, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- The beginning of the Delian League -- Empire -- South Italy and Sicily -- Kyrene and Egypt -- The Persian Empire, especially Asia Minor -- Argos -- Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia -- The run-up to the war -- Corinth -- Sparta -- Athens -- The Peloponnesian War -- The effects of the Peloponnesian War -- The Corinthian War -- The King's Peace to Leuktra; the Second Athenian Confederacy -- Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps -- Philip -- Alexander.

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DF227 .H67 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
DF227 .H67 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for a new generation of readers. The extensive changes made include the addition of two important new chapters - on Argos, and the Peloponnesian War - and the incorporation of further primary sources. Also new are more than thirty illustrations, the insertion of user-friendly subheadings, and a completely updated bibliography. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this third edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever.

Author Notes

Simon Hornblower is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He was previously a Fellow of Oriel College and Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include Greek Historiography(2000), A commentary on Thucydides(1997), The Oxford Classical Dictionary\i0 (edited with Antony Spawforth, 1996), and \i The Cambridge Ancient History Vol. VI: The Fourth Century BC\i0 (edited with D. M. Lewis, John Boardman and Martin Ostwald, 1994).

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 The Beginning of the Delian League
3 Empire
4 South Italy and Sicily
5 Kyrene Africa and Egypt
6 Persia and Asia Minor
7 Argos
8 Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia
9 Corinth
10 The Run-Up to the Peloponnesian War
11 Sparta
12 Athens
13 The Peloponnesian War
14 The Effects of the Peloponnesian War
15 The Corinthian War
16 The King's Peace to Leuktra
17 Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps
18 Philip
19 Alexander