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Athens and Sparta Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC

By Anton Powell Copyright 1988
    440 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Athens and Sparta has established itself as a handbook to the main topics of Greek history in the classical period. It deals not only with the established areas of political history, but also with some of the most important aspects of Greek social history and historical methods to the main topics of Greek history in the classical period. 

    1. The Delian League: Its Origins and Early History 2. from Delian League to Athenian Empire 3. The Athenian Empire 4. Sparta: Her Problems and Her Ingenuity, 478-431 5. The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 6. Life within Sparta 7. Athenian De- mokratia 8. Citizen Women of Athens 9. Religious Prophecy at Athens


    Anton Powell was for many years Director of the University of Wales Institute of Classics, and has also taught as Professor at leading universities in France. He has published extensively on Sparta and Athens, as well as the fall of the Roman Republic. He is founder and General Editor of the Classical Press of Wales.

    'An excellent readable book.' – Dr. J. Lester, Reading University, UK

    'Athens and Sparta should instantly take its place in every school classroom and university library where the study of ancient Greece is intelligently pursued.' – Times Literary Supplement

    'A book that actually matches the claims made for it by its publisher, this really is a major step forward in the teaching of Greek history [and] can be seen as marking something of a revolution in ancient history textbook-writing '  The Classical Review

    'This interesting and stimulating book ... fills a gap felt by both teachers and lecturers.' – Journal of Hellenic Studies