By Anton Powell
Athens and Sparta is an important textbook for the research of Greek historical past. offering a accomplished 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 heritage of the interval, it additionally deals an perception into the substantially assorted political platforms of those superpowers, and explores facets of social historical past resembling Athenian democracy, existence in Sparta, and the lives of Athenian girls. greater than this even though, it encourages scholars to increase their severe abilities, guiding them in how to take into consideration heritage, demonstrating in a lucid method the strategies utilized in studying the traditional resources.
In this new 3rd version, Anton Powell comprises dialogue of the most recent scholarship in this an important interval in Greek heritage. Its bibliography has been renewed, and for the 1st time it comprises various photos of Greek websites and archaeological items mentioned within the textual content. Written in an available sort and masking the main occasions of the interval – the increase to energy of Athens, the weird Spartan nation, and their competition and eventual conflict in all out conflict – this is often a useful device for college students of the background of Greece within the 5th century BC.
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Athens and Sparta: Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC by Anton Powell