The years covered by this volume saw events and developments of major significance in the Mediterranean world. The first section of the book examines the Persian empire, the regions it comprised and its expansion during the reigns of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. In Greece, Sparta was attending maturity as the leader of a military coalition and Athens passed through a period of enlightened tyranny to a moderate democracy of dynamic energy and clear-sighted intelligence. Given the contrast between Greek ideas and Persian ...

The Cambridge Ancient History 1992, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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The Cambridge Ancient History 1988, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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The Cambridge Ancient History 1982, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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The Cambridge Ancient History 1982, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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