By Victor Parker
A historical past of Greece: 1300‒30 BC, bargains a finished advent to the foundational political background of Greece, from the overdue Mycenaean Age via to the dying of Cleopatra VII, the final Hellenistic monarch of Egypt.
Introduces textual and archaeological facts utilized by historians to reconstruct old occasions in the course of Greece’s Bronze, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods
unearths the political and social constitution of the Greek international within the past due Mycenaean interval (thirteenth century BC) via research of the Linear B pills, the oldest surviving documents in Greek
positive aspects various references to unique resource fabrics, together with a number of fragmentary papyri, inscriptions, cash, and different literary sources
presents vast assurance of the Hellenistic interval, and covers components excluded from so much Greek historical past texts, together with the Greek West
positive aspects really appropriate use of illustrations all through, and considers instructors’ educating wishes through structuring the later sections to facilitate educating a parallel path in Roman History
Balances scholarship with a reader-friendly method of create an available advent to the political historical past of 1 of so much amazing historical civilizations and complex sessions of global history
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A History of Greece, 1300 to 30 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World Series) by Victor Parker