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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece, Paperback / softback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece Paperback / softback

Edited by H. A. (The Johns Hopkins University) Shapiro

Part of the Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World series


The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BC.

In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts.

Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture.

Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world.

This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 354 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780521529297



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