Kinzl, Konrad H.
A Companion to the Classical Greek World
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This collection of material is especially valuable for the holistic approach it takes in assessing the world of the fifth and fourth centuries. The focus is not narrow or purely literary and artistic. Thus, chapters on the Aegean world, the natural habitat, and the geological basis of the Greek environment place Greek society, farming, and settlement in a context far more deeply rooted than any purely literary study.
This is a volume of high quality…Here above all one can be confident that readers in general, and students in particular, will recognize guides through the period which are…sound, up-to-date and user-friendly…
(The Classical Review, Vol 58 No. 1 2008)
Kinzl’s Companion on the Greek world in the classical period is a work of unrivalled geographical and conceptual scope. The papers are up to date, with excellent bibliographies, and will be of use to students and professionals…The volume demonstrates that Greek history consists of much more than political institutions and great power conflicts; it integrates literary and material evidence; it amounts to one of the most successful attempt (sic) at creating a non-Athenocentric history of classical Greece. Moreover, the arrangement of the volume suggests an editorial decision to think of Greek history not just in terms of the chronological narrative but also in terms of spatial and thematic accounts…
(Greece and Rome, Vol 55 No. 2 2008)
Logically arranged and thoroughly indexed. This whole series is building … into an indispensable scholarly reference source on the ancient world; this latest volume adds considerable substance to that reputation.
Carefully researched pieces, written at level [of] peer-reviewed journals … highly recommended … most comprehensive and best single-volume work on the Classical period of Greek history on the market.
(European Legacy Journal)
This book deserves a place on the shelf of anyone interested, at any almost level, in classical Greek history.
(University of Toronto Quarterly)
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