By Anton Powell
Athens and Sparta is an important textbook for the examine of Greek background. delivering a complete 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 competitors, Sparta, culminating within the Peloponnesian Wars. in addition to the political background of the interval, it additionally deals an perception into the notably diverse political platforms of those superpowers, and explores points of social historical past resembling Athenian democracy, lifestyles in Sparta, and the lives of Athenian girls. greater than this notwithstanding, it encourages scholars to increase their serious abilities, guiding them in how to take into consideration heritage, demonstrating in a lucid manner the concepts utilized in examining the traditional resources.
In this new 3rd variation, Anton Powell contains dialogue of the newest scholarship in this an important interval in Greek historical past. Its bibliography has been renewed, and for the 1st time it comprises quite a few pictures of Greek websites and archaeological gadgets mentioned within the textual content. Written in an available kind and masking the main occasions of the interval – the increase to strength of Athens, the bizarre Spartan nation, and their competition and eventual conflict in all out warfare – this can be a useful instrument for college kids of the historical past of Greece within the 5th century BC.
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