Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition of this successful and widely praised textbook offers an account of the 'classical' period of Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.* Two important new chapters have been added, covering life and culture in the classical Greek world* Features new pedagogical tools, including textboxes, and a comprehensive chronological table of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean* Enlarged and additional maps and illustrative material* Covers the history of an important period, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, and the conquests of Alexander the Great* Focuses on the evidence for the period, and how the evidence is to be interpreted
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 486
Weight: 774 g
Dimensions: 246 x 179 x 26 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition
?A leading authority on Athens, Rhodes has written a superb narrative of Classical Greece for upper-level undergraduates: lucid, concise, and balanced. Welcome additions to the second edition are chapters on life and culture, and brief selections from contemporary sources.?
Kenneth G. Holum, University of Maryland ?Rhodes provides an excellent introduction to the history of the Greek world in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Of particular importance is the clarity of the narrative and the consistent citation of the primary source material.?
Hugh Elton, Trent University
?P.J. Rhodes? second edition of A History of the Classical World 478-323 BC is superior to its nearest competitors for the university and non-specialist audience, and noticeably improved from the first edition, e.g., smoother transitions into new topics; the addition of two new chapters on culture and society; the reader-friendly use of shaded boxed inserts of primary sources; more illustrations, maps, figures, and a new glossary. This book will set the standard for introductions to the history of Classical Greece.?
Glenn R. Bugh, Virginia Tech