The Penguin Historical Atlas of Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Greece

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140513356
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, the Persian Wars, the Golden Age of Athens, and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the atlas traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment today.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Greece

Robert Morkot

Table of Contents


Part I: Crete, Mycenae and the Heroic Age
King Minos and Knossos
The Mycenaean World
Bronze Age Trade
The Sea Peoples Controversy
The Collapse of Mycenae
The Trojan Wars
Minoan and Mycenaean Art

Part II: Dark Age to Athenian Ascendancy
Dark Age Greece
Rise of the City-States
Migration and Colonization
Egypt and Kyrenaica
The Greeks in Italy
Rise of the Tyrants
Athens Ascendant
The Classical Myths

Part III: The Persian Rival
Persia and the West
Kingdom of Macedonia
Persian Campaigns I
Persian Campaigns II
The Continuing Rivalry
The Rise of Sparta
Ancient Explorers
Greek Literature and Thought

Part IV: Perikles to Philip
Perikles and the Athenian Empire
Peloponnesian War – the Aegean
Peloponnesian War – Sicily
Sparta and Thebes
Kingdoms of Northern Greece
Decline of Athens
Philip and Macedonian Expansion
Greek Warfare

Part V: Alexander and After
Campaigns of Alexander
Alexander the General
Alexander’s Spoils
Consolidation of the Kingdoms
New Kingdoms, New Rivalries
Kingdoms in Crisis
Roman Conquest
Architechture of Ancient Greece

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