A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

Author(s): J. B. Bury and Russell Meiggs

Greek | Europe | Asia

A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great was first published in 1900.
This Fourth edition has been considerably rewritten due in part to archaeological discoveries.
There are 18 chapters, portraying the beginnings of Ancient Greece in the Heroic Age. The author is also concerned about how previous histories of Ancient Greece have largely ignored the Greek presence in Persia, Asia Minor, Italy and Sicily while emphasizing the Greek history of Sparta and Athens. Later chapters deal with Athenian democracy, Pericles and the Golden Age, the advance of the Persians, the Peloponnesian war and the decline of Athenian Greece, the rise of Thebes, the Syracusan empire, the rise of Macedonia and the final conquest of Persia and East Asia. There is also an interesting chapter on Aristotle and Alexander. Aristotle's background and how he became Alexander's teacher, the differing visions that tutor and pupil held about the ideal city-state and the ultimate influence that these ideas had on the development of Europe are discussed in the last chapter.
Though some of the information in this book may be a little dated following new studies, technological advances and discoveries uncovered by the latest research, it is extremely readable and interesting. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great is a historical and interesting read.

Good condition. Name inscribed at top of inside cover page. Sticky-tape marks on inside front and back cover. Slight tanning on outside page edges. One library stamp at bottom of title page. Cloth cover in very good condition. Pages, spine - intact and sound. No dust jacket.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 333154924
  • : Macmillan Press
  • : January 1975
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. B. Bury and Russell Meiggs
  • : Hardback
  • : Fourth edition
  • : 577
  • : Yes - b&w plus fold out map