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Title The Greek achievement : the foundation of the Western world / Charles Freeman.
Imprint New York : Viking, 1999.


 Main Stacks  DF77 .F697 1999    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 494 p. ; ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [463]-478) and index.
Subject Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Influence.
Civilization, Modern -- Greek influences.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Historiography.
Contents Recreating the world of Ancient Greece -- The formation of the Greek world -- Homer's world: heroes and the coming of the city-state -- An expanding world: 800-500 B.C. -- New identities: the consolidation of the city-state -- Underlying patterns: land and slavery -- Underlying patterns: spiritual life -- Revolution in wisdom: new directions in the archaic age -- Creating the barbarian: the Persian wars -- The fifth century: the politics of power 479-404 B.C. -- The Athenian democracy -- Homage to Dionysus: the drama festivals -- Man is the measure: philosophers and speculators, 450-330 B.C. --Relationships -- Transitions: the Greek world in the fourth century B.C. -- Alexander -- The Hellenistic world -- Mathematics, science, and medicine -- The Greeks and Rome -- The Greeks in the Roman Empire -- Conclusion the Greek achievement.