|Greeks, The: History, Culture, and Society||
Greeks, The: History, Culture, and Society
For courses in Greek History or Greek Civilization.
Organised chronologically, this text presents a complete picture of Greek civilization as a history. It features sections on the art, architecture, literature, and thought of each period. This text presents students with the history of Greece from the prehistoric through the Mycenaean Period, the Dark Ages, the Classical Period, the Hellenistic, and the absorption of Greek culture by Rome.
About the Authors
1. A Small, Far-Off Land
Why Study the Greeks?
Who Were the Greeks?
The Structure of This Book: History, Culture, and Society
2. Country and People
Greek Geography, Climate, and Agriculture
Health and Disease
Economic Growth in Ancient Greece
3. The Greeks at Home
Gender Relationships: Ideals and Realities
Adults and Children
4. The Greeks Before History, 12,000-1200 B.C.
The End of the Last Ice Age, 12,000-11,000 B.C.
The Origins of Agriculture, 11,000-5000 B.C.
Greeks and Indo-Europeans
Neolithic Society and Economy, 5000-3000 B.C.
The Early Bronze Age, 3000-2300 B.C.
The Middle Bronze Age, 2300-800 B.C.
The Age of Minoan Palaces, 2000-600 B.C.
The Rise of Mycenaean Greece, 1750-500 B.C.
The End of Minoan Civilization, 1600-1400 B.C.
Mycenaean Greece: Archaeology, Linear B, and Homer
The End of the Bronze Age, circa 200 B.C.
5. The Dark Age, 1200-800 B.C.
The Collapse of the Old States
Life Among the Ruins
Dark Age Heroes
Art and Trade in the Dark Age
The Eighth-Century Renaissance: Economy
The Eighth-Century Renaissance: Society
The Eighth-Century Renaissance: Culture
The Homeric Question
Milman Parry and Oral Poetry
The Oral Poet in Homer
Heinrich Schliemann and the Trojan War
The Tragic Iliad
Homer and the Invention of Plot
The Comic Odyssey
Odysseus and Homer
7. Religion and Myth
Definitions of Religion and Myth
Hesiod’s Myth of the Origin of the Gods
Greek Religion in History
Forms of Greek Religious Practice
Hesiod’s Myth of Sacrifice
Gods and Other Mysterious Beings
The Ungrateful Dead and the Laying of the Ghost
Ecstatic and Mystical Religion
8. Ancient Greece, 800-480 B.C.: Economy, Society, Politics
Government by Oligarchy
The Structure of Archaic States