By P. J. Rhodes

ISBN-10: 1444319280

ISBN-13: 9781444319286

Thoroughly up-to-date and revised, the second one version of this winning and generally praised textbook deals an account of the 'classical' interval of Greek heritage, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the demise of Alexander the nice in 323 BC.

• very important new chapters were additional, overlaying existence and tradition within the classical Greek world

• beneficial properties new pedagogical instruments, together with textboxes, and a entire chronological desk of the West, mainland Greece, and the Aegean

• Enlarged and extra maps and illustrative material

• Covers the historical past of an incredible interval, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian conflict, and the conquests of Alexander the Great

• specializes in the facts for the interval, and the way the facts is to be interpreted

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He would raise one hand in lazy salute, and across the still, blue water you could hear the plaintive squeak of the oar as it twisted, and the soft clop as it dug into the sea. CHAPTER FIVE A Treasure of Spiders ONE hot, dreamy afternoon, when everything except the shouting cicadas seemed to be asleep, Roger and I set out to see how far we could climb over the hills before dark. We made our way up through the olive-groves, striped and dappled with white sunlight, where the air was hot and still, and eventually we clambered above the trees and out on to a bare, rocky peak, where we sat down for a rest.

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He was sprawling in a plain deal chair, which was tilted back against the wall at a dangerous angle. His arms dangled limply, his legs were spread out, and his magnificent moustache, orange and white with nicotine and age, lifted and trembled with his snores, like some strange seaweed that is raised and lowered by a gentle swell. The thick fingers of his stumpy hands twitched as he slept, and I could see the thick-ribbed yellow nails, like flakes cut from a tallow candle. His brown face, wrinkled and furrowed as the bark of a pine, was expressionless, the eyes tightly shut.

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