A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society and Culture Paperback – Dec 14 2008
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Sarah B. Pomeroy is with Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center. Stanley M. Burstein is with California State University, Los Angeles. The Late Walter Donlan was with the University of California. Jennifer Tolbert Roberts is with City College and CUNY Graduate Center.
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Each chapter has a really thoughtfully compiled bibliography. These bibliographical lists are not comprehensive; they are a reliable guide to readable, high quality material that fleshes out, and complicates some of the ideas advanced in the text. Any reader, from layperson to an expert in some aspect of the ancient world can count on these lists to point them to consistently rewarding further reading, and this in my opinion is much more useful than a guide to detailed scholarly arguments about the dating of a single group of potsherds. I got this book when I was quite pressed for time, but the short chapters left me ample time to explore the rich works suggested in the bibliographies.
The book is also refreshingly free of old-fashioned unqualified assertions about the "triumph" of Greek civilization. Ancient Greece is explored as a territory and a culture in its own right, and not merely as the beginnings of some vague "Western Civilization".
to be honest I read it many times and IT INSPIRES ME SOOOO MUCH
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