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Ancient Greek Civilization 3rd Edition by David Sansone, ISBN-13: 978-1119098157

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Ancient Greek Civilization 3rd Edition by David Sansone, ISBN-13: 978-1119098157

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition (October 31, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • 336 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1119098157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119098157

The third edition of Ancient Greek Civilization is a concise, engaging introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the Minoan civilization to the age of the Roman Empire. It explores the evolution and development of Greek art, literature, politics, and thought across history. It also examines the ways in which these aspects of Greek civilization were affected by the Greeks’ interaction with and reaction against other cultures in the region.

The new edition now includes additional illustrations and maps, questions for discussion, links to internet resources, and an expanded discussion of the Hellenistic period. It weaves the latest scholarship and archaeological excavations into the narrative at an appropriate level for undergraduates. With in-depth yet accessible coverage, this is a remarkable glimpse into the world of ancient Greece for those encountering the topic for the first time.

David Sansone is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a former editor of Illinois Classical Studies, served on the editorial boards of Classical Philology and Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association. While his research focuses on Greek literature of the Classical Period, his publications include work on such subjects as textual criticism, theories of the origin of sport, Bronze Age iconography, John Milton, and Richard Wagner. He is the author of Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport (1988), Plutarch: Lives of Aristeides and Cato (1989), and Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric (Wiley Blackwell, 2012).

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