The Life of Greece: The Story of Civilization

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 7, 2011 - History - 756 pages
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The Story of Civilization, Volume II: A history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest. This is the second volume of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
 

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Contents

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BOOK IAEGEAN PRELUDE35001000 BC
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE FOR BOOK I
CHAPTER ICrete
CHAPTER IIBefore Agamemnon
CHAPTER IIIThe Heroic Age
BOOK IITHE RISE OF GREECE1000480 BC
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE FOR BOOK II
CHAPTER XXVEgypt and the West
CHAPTER XXVIBooks
CHAPTER XXVIIThe Art of the Dispersion
CHAPTER XXVIIIThe Climax of Greek Science
CHAPTER XXIXThe Surrender of Philosophy
CHAPTER XXXThe Coming of Rome
EPILOGUEOur Greek Heritage
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CHAPTER IVSparta
CHAPTER VAthens
CHAPTER VIThe Great Migration
CHAPTER VIIThe Greeks in the West
CHAPTER VIIIThe Gods of Greece
CHAPTER IXThe Common Culture of Early Greece
CHAPTER XThe Struggle for Freedom
BOOK IIITHE GOLDEN AGE480399 BC
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE FOR BOOK III
CHAPTER XIPericles and the Democratic Experiment
CHAPTER XIIWork and Wealth in Athens
CHAPTER XIIIThe Morals and Manners of the Athenians
CHAPTER XIVThe Art of Periclean Greece
CHAPTER XVThe Advancement of Learning
CHAPTER XVIThe Conflict of Philosophy and Religion
CHAPTER XVIIThe Literature of the Golden Age
CHAPTER XVIIIThe Suicide of Greece
BOOK IVTHE DECLINE AND FALL OF GREEK FREEDOM399322 BC
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE FOR BOOK IV
CHAPTER XIXPhilip
CHAPTER XXLetters and Arts in the Fourth Century
CHAPTER XXIThe Zenith of Philosophy
CHAPTER XXIIAlexander
BOOK VTHE HELLENISTIC DISPERSION322146 BC
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE FOR BOOK V
CHAPTER XXIIIGreece and Macedon
CHAPTER XXIVHellenism and the Orient
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Will Durant (1885–1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues, such as the brotherhood of man and social reform, long before such issues were popular, Durant’s writing still educates and entertains readers around the world.

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