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Title: Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece
Author: Shapiro, H Alan (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521822008
Volumes: 1; Pages: 300
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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 B.C.. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.ContentsPart I. History of Archaic Greece1. Tyrants and lawgivers Victor Parker2. Polis, community and ethnic identity Jonathan M. Hall3. Warfare and hoplites Peter Krentz4. The life cycle in archaic Greece Deborah KamenPart II. Literature and Philosophy5. Homer, Hesiod, and the epic tradition Jonathan Ready6. Lyric poetry Leslie V. Kurke7. The philosophers in archaic Greek culture Andrea NightingalePart III. History and Material Culture8. Colonization: Greece on the move, 900-480 Carla M. Antanccio9. Delphi, Olympia, and the art of politics Richard Neer10. The human figure in early Greek sculpture and vase-painting Jeffrey M. Hurwit.