By Anton Powell

ISBN-10: 1138778451

ISBN-13: 9781138778450

ISBN-10: 113877846X

ISBN-13: 9781138778467

Athens and Sparta is a necessary textbook for the research of Greek heritage. delivering a complete account of the 2 key Greek powers within the years after 478 BC, it charts the increase of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the expanding tensions with their opponents, Sparta, culminating within the Peloponnesian Wars. in addition to the political historical past of the interval, it additionally deals an perception into the significantly varied political platforms of those superpowers, and explores points of social background resembling Athenian democracy, existence in Sparta, and the lives of Athenian ladies. greater than this although, it encourages scholars to advance their serious abilities, guiding them in how to take into consideration heritage, demonstrating in a lucid approach the innovations utilized in studying the traditional assets.

In this new 3rd version, Anton Powell comprises dialogue of the newest scholarship in this an important interval in Greek background. Its bibliography has been renewed, and for the 1st time it contains a variety of pictures of Greek websites and archaeological gadgets mentioned within the textual content. Written in an obtainable kind and protecting the major occasions of the interval – the increase to energy of Athens, the weird Spartan kingdom, and their contention and eventual conflict in all out conflict – this can be a useful software for college students of the background of Greece within the 5th century BC.

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