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The classical world : an epic history from Homer to Hadrian / Robin Lane Fox.

By: Lane Fox, Robin, 1946-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, c2006Description: xvi, 656 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0465024963; 9780465024964; 9780465024971; 0465024971.Subject(s): Mediterranean Region -- Civilization | Civilization, Classical | Civilization, Greco-RomanDDC classification: 938 Lan/Cla Online resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Hadrian and the Classical world -- THE ARCHAIC GREEK WORLD: Homeric epic ; The Greeks' settlements ; Aristocrats ; The immortal gods ; Tyrants and lawgivers ; Sparta ; The eastern Greeks ; Towards democracy ; The Persian wars ; The western Greeks -- THE CLASSICAL GREEK WORLD: Conquest & empire ; A changing Greek cultural world ; Pericles and Athens ; The Peloponnesian War ; Socrates ; Fighting for freedom and justice ; Women & children ; Philip of Macedon ; The two philosophers ; Fourth-century Athenians -- HELLENISTIC WORLDS: Alexander the Great ; Alexander's early successors ; Life in the big cities ; Taxes & technologies ; The new world ; Rome reaches out ; The peace of the gods ; Liberation in the south ; Hannibal and Rome ; Diplomacy and dominance -- THE ROMAN REPUBLIC: Luxury and license ; Turbulence at home and abroad ; Pompey's triumphs ; The world of Cicero ; The rise of Julius Caesar ; The spectre of civil war ; The fatal dictator ; Liberation betrayed -- FROM REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE: Anthony & Cleopatra ; The making of the Emperor ; Morals and society ; Spectator sports ; The Roman army ; The new age -- AN IMPERIAL WORLD: The Julio-Claudians ; Ruling the provinces ; Effects of empire ; Christianity and Roman rule ; Surviving four emperors ; The new dynasty ; The last days of Pompeii ; A new man in action ; A pagan and Christians ; Regime change, home and away ; Presenting the past -- Hadrian: a retrospective.
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"Published in the United Kingdom in 2005 by Allen Lane, the Penguin Group"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-629) and index.

Hadrian and the Classical world -- THE ARCHAIC GREEK WORLD: Homeric epic ; The Greeks' settlements ; Aristocrats ; The immortal gods ; Tyrants and lawgivers ; Sparta ; The eastern Greeks ; Towards democracy ; The Persian wars ; The western Greeks -- THE CLASSICAL GREEK WORLD: Conquest & empire ; A changing Greek cultural world ; Pericles and Athens ; The Peloponnesian War ; Socrates ; Fighting for freedom and justice ; Women & children ; Philip of Macedon ; The two philosophers ; Fourth-century Athenians -- HELLENISTIC WORLDS: Alexander the Great ; Alexander's early successors ; Life in the big cities ; Taxes & technologies ; The new world ; Rome reaches out ; The peace of the gods ; Liberation in the south ; Hannibal and Rome ; Diplomacy and dominance -- THE ROMAN REPUBLIC: Luxury and license ; Turbulence at home and abroad ; Pompey's triumphs ; The world of Cicero ; The rise of Julius Caesar ; The spectre of civil war ; The fatal dictator ; Liberation betrayed -- FROM REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE: Anthony & Cleopatra ; The making of the Emperor ; Morals and society ; Spectator sports ; The Roman army ; The new age -- AN IMPERIAL WORLD: The Julio-Claudians ; Ruling the provinces ; Effects of empire ; Christianity and Roman rule ; Surviving four emperors ; The new dynasty ; The last days of Pompeii ; A new man in action ; A pagan and Christians ; Regime change, home and away ; Presenting the past -- Hadrian: a retrospective.

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