The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

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Basic Books, 2005 - 656 pages
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The classical civilizations of Greece and Rome once dominated the world, and they continue to fascinate and inspire us. Classical art and architecture, drama and epic, philosophy and politics--these are the foundations of Western civilization. In The Classical World, eminent classicist Robin Lane Fox brilliantly chronicles this vast sweep of history from Homer to the reign of Augustus. From the Peloponnesian War through the creation of Athenian democracy, from the turbulent empire of Alexander the Great to the creation of the Roman Empire and the emergence of Christianity, Robin Lane Fox serves as our witty and trenchant guide. He introduces us to extraordinary heroes and horrific villains, great thinkers and blood-thirsty tyrants. Throughout this vivid tour of two of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, we remain in the hands of a great master.
 

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Known primarily for his work in Hellenistic and biblical history, Fox (ancient history, Oxford Univ.;Alexander the Great ) will not disappoint readers with his new book. Its chronological boundaries ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Hadrian and the Classical World
1
The Archaic Greek World
11
Homeric epic
13
The Greeks Settlements
23
Aristocrats
35
The Immortal Gods
47
Tyrants and Lawgivers
55
Sparta
65
Hannibal and Rome
302
Diplomacy and Dominance
311
The Roman Republic
319
Luxury and Licence
321
Turbulence at the Home and Abroad
330
Pompeys Triumphs
341
The World of Cicero
351
The Rise of Julius Caesar
361

The Eastern Greeks
75
Towards Democracy
83
The Persian Wars
93
The Western Greeks
104
The Classical Greek World
115
Conquest and Empire
117
A Changing Greek Cultural World
128
Pericles and Athens
142
The Peloponnesian War
150
Socrates
160
Fighting for Freedom and Justice
166
Women and Children
176
Philip of Macedon
184
The Two Philosophers
194
FourthCentury Athenians
205
Hellenistic Worlds
219
Alexander The Great
221
Alexanders Early Successors
233
Life in the Big Cities
245
Taxes and Technologies
256
The New World
266
Rome Reaches Out
275
The Peace of the Gods
288
Liberation in the South
295
The Spectre of Civil War
370
The Fatal Dictator
382
Liberation Betrayed
395
From Republic to Empire
405
Anthony and Cleopatra
407
The Making of the Emperor
418
Morals and Society
426
Spectator Sports
437
The Roman Army
447
The New Age
456
An Imperial World
469
The Julioclaudians
471
Ruling the Provinces
484
Effects of Empire
494
Christianity and Roman Rule
507
Surviving Four Emperors
514
The New Dynasty
520
The Last Days of Pompeii
529
A New Man in Action
541
A Pagan and Christians
547
Regime Change Home and Away
555
Presenting the Past
563
A Retrospective
570
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À propos de l'auteur (2005)

Robin Lane Fox is a Fellow of New College, Oxford, where he has been a University Reader in Ancient History since 1990. His previous books include Alexander the Great, Pagans and Christians, and The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible. He writes a regular column in the Financial Times. He lives in Oxford, England.

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