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Philosophy Ancient & Classical

Themes in Greek Society and Culture

An Introduction to Ancient Greece

edited by Allison Glazebrook & Christina Vester

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Ancient & Classical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2017
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price

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The most engaging, accessible, and rich overview of the ancient Greeks' institutions, structures, activities, and cultural outputs from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period.

Covering the Bronze Age, as well as the Archaic, Classical, and early Hellenistic periods, Themes in Greek Society and Culture introduces students to central aspects of ancient Greek society. The updated second edition brings together 20 expert contributors who explore the institutions, structures, activities, and cultural output that formed the experience of living in ancient Greece.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Allison Glazebrook is Professor in the Department of Classics at Brock University.

Christina Vester is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo.

Editorial Reviews

"This textbook offers an alternative to traditional, chronologically-based textbooks; it is organized thematically, allowing for greater flexibility and adaptability to individual course needs. This textbook explores topics to a degree not typically possible in traditional textbooks and provides expert insight by leading scholars from Canada and the US." --Chelsea Gardener, Acadia University

"This text is, in my opinion, the best overall introductory textbook on the topic of ancient Greek civilization currently on the market. It presents the ever-evolving discipline of classics in a way that makes clear its relevance as a vibrant and dynamic field in the world today, taking into account a variety of source materials and presenting a thematic approach which is engaging, accessible, and scholarly." --Lisa Micheelsen, Concordia University of Edmonton

"This is a helpful thematic approach to the ancient world that takes into account newer approaches to Greek antiquity. It uses a wide variety of evidence and approaches and therefore is representative of the field." --Melissa Funke, University of Winnipeg

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