Greeks, The: Pearson New International Edition

History, Culture, and Society
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Ian Morris, Barry B. Powell,
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05 Enseignement supérieur
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01 novembre 2013
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About the Authors



1.    A Small, Far-Off Land

   Historical Sketch

     Why Study the Greeks?

     Who Were the Greeks?

     The Structure of This Book: History, Culture, and Society

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

2.    Country and People

   Greek Geography, Climate, and Agriculture



   Health and Disease


   Economic Growth in Ancient Greece

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

3.    The Greeks at Home

     Gender Relationships: Ideals and Realities


     Adults and Children

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

4.    The Greeks Before History, 12,000-1200 B.C.

   The End of the Last Ice Age, 12,000-11,000 B.C.

   The Origins of Agriculture, 11,000-5000 B.C.

   Greeks and Indo-Europeans

   Neolithic Society and Economy, 5000-3000 B.C.

   The Early Bronze Age, 3000-2300 B.C.

   The Middle Bronze Age, 2300-800 B.C.

   The Age of Minoan Palaces, 2000-600 B.C.

   The Rise of Mycenaean Greece, 1750-500 B.C.

   The End of Minoan Civilization, 1600-1400 B.C.

   Mycenaean Greece: Archaeology, Linear B, and Homer

   The End of the Bronze Age, circa 200 B.C.

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

5.    The Dark Age, 1200-800 B.C.

     The Collapse of the Old States

     Life Among the Ruins

     Dark Age Heroes

     Art and Trade in the Dark Age

     The Eighth-Century Renaissance: Economy

     The Eighth-Century Renaissance: Society

     The Eighth-Century Renaissance: Culture


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

6.    Homer

   The Homeric Question

   Milman Parry and Oral Poetry

   The Oral Poet in Homer

   Heinrich Schliemann and the Trojan War

   The Tragic Iliad

   Homer and the Invention of Plot

   The Comic Odyssey

   Odysseus and Homer

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

7.    Religion and Myth

   Definitions of Religion and Myth

     Hesiod’s Myth of the Origin of the Gods

   Greek Religion in History

   Forms of Greek Religious Practice

   Hesiod’s Myth of Sacrifice

   Gods and Other Mysterious Beings

   Chthonic Religion

   The Ungrateful Dead and the Laying of the Ghost

   Ecstatic and Mystical Religion


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

8.    Ancient Greece, 800-480 B.C.: Economy, Society, Politics

   Government by Oligarchy

   Elite Culture

   The Tyrants

   The Structure of Archaic States


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

9.    The Archaic Cultural Revolution, 700-480 B.C.

   Natural Philosophy in Miletus

   Pythagoras: Philosophy and Social Science in the West

     Hecataeus, Herodotus, and Historiê   

     Lyric poets

     Material Culture

     Art and Thought in Sixth-Century Greece

    Key Terms

    Further Reading

10. A Tale of Two Archaic Cities: Sparta and Athens, 700-480 B.C.


     Spartiates, Perioikoi, and Helots

     Plutarch’s Sparta

     Spartan Government


     The Seventh-Century Crisis


     Pisistratus and the Consequences of Solon’s Reforms


     Athens Submits to Persia

     Key Terms

     Further Reading  

11. Persia and the Greeks, 550-490 B.C.

     Empires of the Ancient Near East


     Cyrus and the Rise of Persia, 559—530 B.C.

     Cambyses and Darius, 530—52 B.C.

     Persia’s Northwest Frontier and the Ionian Revolt, 52—494 B.C.

     The Battle of Marathon, 490 B.C.

     Key Terms

     Further Reading  

12. The Great War, 480-479 B.C.

     Storm Clouds in the West

     Storm Clouds in the East

     The Storm Breaks in the West: The Battle of Himera, 480 B.C.

     The Storm Breaks in the East: The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 B.C.

     The Fall of Athens  

     The Battle of Salamis  

     The End of the Storm: Battles of Plataea and Mycale, 479 B.C.


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

13. Democracy and Empire; Athens and Syracuse, 479-431 B.C.

     The Expansion of the Syracusan State, 479—461 B.C.

     The Western Democracies, 461—433 B.C.

     Economic Growth in Western Greece, 479—433 B.C. Cimon and the Creation of the Athenian Empire, 478—461 B.C.

     The First Peloponnesian War, 460—446 B.C.

     Pericles and the Consolidation of Athenian Power, 446—433 B.C.

     Economic Growth in the Aegean

     The Edge of the Abyss, 433—431 B.C.

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

14. Art and Thought in the Fifth Century B.C.


   Material Culture

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

15. Fifth-Century Drama


   The City of Dionysia

   The Theater of Dionysus

   Narrative Structure

   Character and Other Dimensions of Tragedy

   Tragic Plots


   The Origins of Comedy

   The Plots of Old Comedy

   The Structures of Old Comedy


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

16. The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath, 431-399 B.C.

     The Archidamian War, 431—421 B.C.

     The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, 421—413 B.C.

     Sicily and the Carthaginian War, 412—404 B.C.

     The Ionian War, 412—404 B.C.

     Aftermath, 404—399 B.C.


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

17. The Greeks between Persia and Carthage, 399-360 B.C.

     Sparta’s Empire, 404—360 B.C.

     Economy, Society, and War

     Sparta’s Collapse, 371 B.C.

     Anarchy in the Aegean, 371—360 B.C.

     Carthage and Syracuse, 404—360 B.C.

     The Golden Age of Syracuse, 393—367 B.C.

     Anarchy in the West, 367—345 B.C.


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

18. Greek Culture in the Fourth Century B.C.

     Material Culture




     Key Terms

     Further Reading

19.  The Warlords of Macedon I: Philip II and Alexander the King

     Macedonia before Philip II

     Philip’s Struggle for Survival, 359—357 B.C.

     Philip Consolidates His Position, 357—352 B.C.

     Philip Seeks a Greek Peace, 352—346 B.C.

     The Struggle for a Greek Peace, 346—338 B.C.

     Philip’s End, 338—336 B.C.

     Alexander the King

     The Conquest of Persia, 334—330 B.C.

     Key Terms

     Further Reading

20.  The Warlords of Macedon II: Alexander the God

     The Fall of the Great King Darius, 331-330 B.C.

     After the War, 330—324 B.C.

     War in India, 327—326 B.C.

     The Long March Home, 326—324 B.C.

     The Last Days, 324—323 B.C.


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

21.  The Successors to Alexander, 323—220 B.C

     The Wars of the Successors, 323—301 B.C

     The Hellenistic World after Ipsus

     The Seleucid Empire 

     Ptolemaic Egypt

     The Antigonids: Macedonia  

     Key Terms  

    Further Reading

22.  The Greek Poleis, 323—220 B.C

     Impoverishment and Depopulation in Mainland Greece  

     Athens in Decline

     Sparta’s Counterrevolution

     The Western Greeks: Agathocles of Syracuse (361—289/8 B.C)

     Pyrrhus of Epirus

     Hellenistic Society: The Weakening of the Egalitarian Ideal


     Key Terms  

     Further Reading

23.  Hellenistic Culture, 323—30 B.C.

     Hellenistic Historians


     Material Culture

     Hellenistic Philosophy


     Quantitative Science in the Hellenistic Age


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

24.  The Coming of Rome, 220—30 B.C.

     The Rise of Rome, 753—280 B.C.

     Rome, Carthage, and the Western Greeks, 280—200 B.C.

     Rome Breaks the Hellenistic Empires, 200—167 B.C.

     Consequences of the Wars: The Greeks 

     Consequences of the Wars: The Romans 

     New Roman Army

     The Agony of the Aegean, 99—70 B.C.

     Pompey’s Greek Settlement, 70—62 B.C.

     The End of Hellenistic Egypt, 61—30 B.C.


     Key Terms

     Further Reading

25.  Conclusion

   The Bronze Age (c. 3000-1200 B.C.; Chapter 4)

   The Dark Age (c. 1200-700 B.C.; Chapter 5)

   The Archaic Period (c. 700-500 B.C.; Chapters 6-10)

   The Classical Period (c. 500-350 B.C.; Chapters 11-18)

   The Macedonian Takeover (c. 350-323 B.C.; Chapters 19-22)

   The Hellenistic Period (c. 323-30 B.C.; Chapters 23-24)


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