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A Companion to the Classical Greek World

This Companion presents scholarly but available new interpretations of Greek background of the Classical interval, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the loss of life of Alexander the good in 323 B.C.

  • Topics coated diversity from the political and institutional buildings of Greek society, to literature, paintings, economics, society, conflict, geography and the environment
  • Discusses the issues of analyzing a few of the resources for the period
  • Guides the reader in the direction of a broadly-based figuring out of the heritage of the Classical Age

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