This book charts the development and character of the political forms that grew out of the age of Greek immigration into the Aegean, and establishes the forms which in the course of history were decisive. It also examines the impact which the various forms of state exerted on Greek civilization and in so doing strengthens the bridge between political history and the history of civilization. This volume encompasses many disciplines: political, social history, and religious history, law, administration and geography.
'This book by a scholar of the first order is greatly to be recommended. An admirable book indeed.’- R J Hopper
Part 1: The Hellenic State 1. The Origins of the Greek States 2. The Polis 3. Federations of States and the Federal State Part 2: The Hellenistic State 1. The Origins of the Hellenistic States 2. Basic Facts 3. Structure and Nature of the State 4. Functions of the State Conclusion