A Companion to the Classical Greek World (Blackwell by Konrad H. Kinzl

By Konrad H. Kinzl

This spouse offers scholarly but obtainable new interpretations of Greek background of the Classical interval, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the loss of life of Alexander the nice in 323 B.C.

Topics coated variety from the political and institutional constructions of Greek society, to literature, paintings, economics, society, war, geography and the environment.
Discusses the issues of studying a few of the assets for the period.
Guides the reader in the direction of a broadly-based knowing of the background of the Classical Age.

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1995) ‘Die Klassik-Diskussion in der klassischen Archa¨ologie’ in: Flashar, H. ) (1995) Altertumswissenschaft in den 20er Jahren: Neue Fragen und Impulse (Stuttgart: Steiner 1995) 205–245 (cf. review article by H. , & S. Hodkinson (eds) (2000) Alternatives to Athens: varieties of political organization and community in ancient Greece (Oxford: Oxford University Press) Buckler, J. (2003) Aegean Greece in the fourth century BC (Leiden: Brill) Burckhardt, J. (1998) The Greeks and Greek civilization (abridged ed.

Otherwise, statues of the three tragic poets were erected in the newly renovated Theatre of Dionysos. This measure, along with others, was designed both to preserve Athens’ great past and also to rekindle it (Hintzen-Bohlen 1996). Then, in the Hellenistic Period, it was the great schools and libraries, especially the Mouseion in Alexandreia (from 280 BCE ), where inventories and texts were drawn up of those Greek authors who were regarded as most representative of each category: the nine lyric poets, the three tragedians, the ten Attic orators, etc.

George Grote’s arguments for placing the break at this point in his monumental History of Greece (1846–56) have therefore not been superseded: Even in 334 B . C . , when Alexander first entered upon his Asiatic campaigns, the Grecian cities, great as well as small, had been robbed of all their free agency, and existed only as appendages of the kingdom of Macedonia. Several of them were occupied by Macedonian garrisons, or governed by local despots who leaned upon such armed force for support. There existed among them no common idea or public sentiment, formally proclaimed and acted on, except such as it suited Alexander’s purpose to encourage.

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