Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander: The Evidence by Joseph Roisman PDF

By Joseph Roisman

ISBN-10: 1405127767

ISBN-13: 9781405127769

With clean, new translations and broad introductions and annotations, this sourcebook presents an inclusive and built-in view of Greek historical past, from Homer to Alexander the good.

• New translations of unique assets are contextualized through insightful introductions and annotations
• incorporates a variety of literary, creative and fabric facts from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages
• makes a speciality of vital advancements in addition to particular topics to create an built-in viewpoint at the period
• hyperlinks the political and social background of the Greeks to their highbrow accomplishments
• contains an up to date bibliography of seminal scholarship
• An accompanying site bargains extra facts and reasons, in addition to hyperlinks to worthy on-line assets

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