I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an onest review Creators Conuerors and Citizens is an excellent overview of ancient Greek The scent history Robin A H Waterfieldas written an engaging and accessible book that introduces the reader to the major periods and players of ancient Greece I particularly enjoyed the chapters that focused on women sexuality and family life chapter
13 And On Social Life and on social life intellectual culture chapter 23 I really like the recommended reading list that corresponds to each
chapter of the book making it easy to find specific topical information of the book making it easy to find specific topical information largely disappointing attempt to tell the full story of ancient Greece from 750 BC to the Roman Conuest circa 230 BC The author says دوره حقوق مدنی-عقود معین 1 he ll utilize modern developments in archeology etc to add to the traditional story but as far as I can see fails to do so Waterfield provides This book explains Greece and its idea of itself It explainsow the country worked from the bottom to the top Interesting but dry This is a top notch 정숙한 남자 [A Man of Virtue] history of the ancient Greek world The study spans from Homer to the conuest of Rome and examines events through a political lens The reader also gets insight into culture economics philosophy and family life Waterfield also incorporates some bold arguments intois writing For instance The Gordian Knot Vol. 4 he challenges the idea that Athens was a traditional empire since itsegemonic outreach did not incorporate anyone who was not Greek While I don t agree with this statement it is an interesting observation that will inspire the reader to consider the definitions of larger themes within the context of ancient classical and Hellenistic Aeon Legion history Ancient Greece is a perennial topic that crops up inistory literature and science Ancient Greece was the lynch pin of interactions from the East and the West toward each other However most readers do not grasp the role ancient Greece played in the formation of modern society In Creators Conuerors and Citizens Robin Waterfield seeks to remedy that lack of contextRobin Waterfield opens with a
of Archaic in other words the Greece before Homer where the megalithic tombs that earlier archeologists thought belonged to Agamemnon and Odysseus and their ilk He covers the founding of Athens and Sparta and the growth of the aristocracy Then there are chapters on the Persian Wars The next major period of Greek istory is the Classical Time with the Peloponnesian War Socrates Plato and Aristotle along with the Western Greek colonies in Italy and Sicily The Classical Period ends with the conuest of Greece by Phillip and Alexander of Macedon which ushers in the Hellenistic Period This is the time of Greek expansion across the former Persian empire all the way to India and south into Egypt The time of the Successors is a specialty of Waterfield who really shines in ighlighting ow. We Greeks are one in blood and one in language; we ave temples to the gods and religious rites in common and a common way of life So the fifth century Lebanese War historian Herodotusas some Athenians declare in explanation of why they would never betray their fellow Greeks to the enemy the barbarian Persians And The Sacred Band he mightave added further common features such as clothing foodways and political institutions But if the Greeks knew that they were kin why did many of them side with the Persians against fellow Greeks and why generally is ancient Greek The Shadowhunters Codex history so often theistory of internecine wars. Searching for Wanda has a complex and diverseistory and to even cover a portion of that Ray Ryan historyas often taken entire books on their own as with Herodotus and Thucydides When I Daddys Sweet Girl: A Dark Stepfamily Love Story heard that Waterfield intended to cov This is by no means a bad book and if a personasn t read much about the ancient Greeks this would be a perfectly fine place to start But it s a rather generic book If you The Last True Explorer have read about the ancient Greeks before this is mostly just a rehash as it covers the Greeks from their emergence until the conuest of the area by the Romans If there is one thing I can say about this book it offers fairly even coverage of the eras of the ancient Greeks instead of just focusing on the glory years There are 25 chapters in the book and the Persian Wars is Chapter 8 and the Peloponnesian War is chapter 14 So you get a lot of the stuff normally glossed over True but then again spending so much time on the post peak period of ancient Greekistory did ighlight to me why people often focus on that glory year stretch insteadThere is good stuff ere Athens was divided on their attitude toward Sparta after the Persian Wars Cimon wanted Sparta and Athens to share pan Hellenic leadership while Themistocles wanted to see Athens chart its own course The author thinks the idea of an Athenian Empire during the Delian League Overblown That S That s interesting idea The author thinks the idea of an Athenian Empire during the Delian League Overblown That S That s interesting idea I think Location, Location, Damnation (The Brackenford Cycle he takes the notion of empire too literally Unless it s overt imperialism then it isn t imperialism for Waterfield Near the end of the Peloponnesian War there was a big slave uprising in Athens when over 20000 who worked in the silver mines tried to escape Athens grain came from the northern Black Sea area In 451 Athens passed a marriage law that restricted legal partners This was an attempt to separate Athenians from others The Peloponnesian War was arguably a series of wars than one The first phase was teh Archidamian War which ended with a treaty in 421 Then Athensad their Sicily expedition in 415 After the Peloponnesian War Sparta won the Corinthian War 395 86 BCE which made them dominant than ever Then Thebes beat them to becoem 1 Alexander the Great s mother wife and son were all killed by one of Thrones, Dominations his successors Cassander Another successor killed Alexander s illegitimate son By the time all of themad been killed I Hela Cnau his only remaining relative wasis alf sister who was also killed despite being past childbearing years Greeks cities became increasingly aristocratic dominated in the Hellenistic Era And they increasingly belonged to confederations instead of being independent city states. Istic periods But istory is not just facts; it is also a matter of ow we interpret the evidence Without compromising the readability of the book Waterfield incorporates the most recent scholarship by classical istorians and archaeologists and asks The Mistake (Off-Campus, his readers to think critically about Greekistory A brilliant up to date account of ancient Greece suitable for istory buffs and university students alike Creators Conuerors and Citizens presents a compelling and comprehensive story of this remarkable civilization's disunity underlying cultural solidarity and eventual political unificatio.discussion of archaic
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literature and social constructs in context It is appreciated that the Hellenistic period got eual treatment toand social constructs in context It is appreciated that the Hellenistic period got eual treatment to Archaic and Classical periods I received a copy of this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway My son
Read It And Thisit and *This His Review This *his review This a great book if you are interested in the Greeks or Greek istory and want than stories or information about their gods This book as a good overview of the real The Complete Guide To Surfing Your Best history of Greece with a fairly easy to read style that does not skimp on details There are detailed descriptions of small skirmishes and smallamlets and towns that would most likely be overlooked in general overviews There is also attention given to the life of the common man in Ancient Greece and From Tree Dwellings To New Towns how difficult life was in comparison to the lives of the elite which unfortunately is still true today I appreciated the fact that the author did not try to gloss over the ugly parts of life in Ancient Greece and I really loved the detailed maps that give you a sense of scale and a way to determine where in today s world theseamlets and towns existed I would definitely recommend picking this up Solid istory of a topic that is crowded with istories The Ancient Greeks get a A Streetcar Named Desire. By Nicola Onyett (Philip Allan Literature Guide historical analysis in every generation Some of itaving to do with the changing picture of evidence some of it is the changes in us and our interpretations This book divides into three parts dealing with the archaic which is mostly an exercise in marshaling archeological evidence together because sources are scant Then it goes into the classical which is well trodden ground Finally a short chapter on the Hellenistic period which as copious istorical sources Some reworking of the story but most readers will find the same landmarks Extremely interesting Hellenic The Women Of Apollo history is not too Greek for us Many famous academics scripters theorists conuerors leaders of assembly monarchs mathematicians and athletes originated from Greece also locally called Hellas Tragedies typically came from there such as wars between the city states polis and invasion by the powerful foreign nationsDemocracy was invented by the Athens assemblyowever it was not really a democracy and compared with modern communist China and unelected EU commissioners Oligarchies ave existed since the dawn of civilisationThere are many Greek words in our English vocabulary such as strategy strategos and economy oikosnomia etc Today s jury system in our Crown Courts originated in Greece although there was no judge and verdicts are still being upheld by the majority of jurorsIt is really incredible that our modern civilisations remain based on And other forms of competition with one another This is the uestion acclaimed istorian Robin Waterfield sets out to explore in this magisterial Lolo history of ancient Greece With information engagingly presented than any similar work this is the best single volume account of ancient Greece in than a generation Waterfield gives a comprehensive narrative of sevenundred years of Range history from the emergence of the Greeks around 750 BCE to the Roman conuest of the last of the Greco Macedonian kingdoms in 30 BCE Eual weight is given to all phases of Greekistory the Archaic Classical and Hellen.