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By Anton Powell

Athens and Sparta is a vital textbook for the learn of Greek historical past. delivering a entire account of the 2 key Greek powers within the years after 478 BC, it charts the increase of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the expanding tensions with their competitors, Sparta, culminating within the Peloponnesian Wars. in addition to the political historical past of the interval, it additionally deals an perception into the substantially diverse political structures of those superpowers, and explores facets of social historical past equivalent to Athenian democracy, lifestyles in Sparta, and the lives of Athenian girls. greater than this even though, it encourages scholars to improve their severe talents, guiding them in how to take into consideration background, demonstrating in a lucid method the concepts utilized in reading the traditional resources.

In this new 3rd version, Anton Powell contains dialogue of the most recent scholarship in this the most important interval in Greek historical past. Its bibliography has been renewed, and for the 1st time it contains quite a few images of Greek websites and archaeological gadgets mentioned within the textual content. Written in an obtainable kind and protecting the major occasions of the interval – the increase to energy of Athens, the bizarre Spartan kingdom, and their contention and eventual conflict in all out battle – this is often a useful device for college students of the historical past of Greece within the 5th century BC.

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