The Greek City: From Homer to Alexander (Clarendon by Oswyn Murray, Simon Price
By Oswyn Murray, Simon Price
Those fourteen serious essays research the independent Greek polis from its origins within the "Dark Age" till the purpose at which it was once remodeled right into a foundation for international civilization by way of the conquests of Alexander the nice and the following growth of polis associations. individuals akin to B. D'Agostino, N. Purcell, O. Rackham, A. Snodgrass, L. Nixon, S. cost, M. Jameson, P. Schmitt-Pantel, M.H. Hansen, O. Murray, and W.G. Runciman, between others, speak about quite a lot of subject matters, together with the connection among panorama and town, the connection among private and non-private spheres, the phenomenon of the polis, the urbanization of the Italian peninsula, and the eventual decline of the polis.
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