By P. J. Rhodes
Thoroughly up to date and revised, the second one version of this profitable and generally praised textbook deals an account of the 'classical' interval of Greek background, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the dying of Alexander the good in 323 BC.
• very important new chapters were additional, protecting lifestyles and tradition within the classical Greek world
• good points new pedagogical instruments, together with textboxes, and a finished chronological desk of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean
• Enlarged and extra maps and illustrative material
• Covers the heritage of an enormous interval, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian battle, and the conquests of Alexander the Great
• makes a speciality of the proof for the interval, and the way the proof is to be interpreted
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