A Companion to Ancient History

A Companion to Ancient History

Editor(s): Andrew Erskine

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405131506

Online ISBN: 9781444308372

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308372

About this Book

This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the study of ancient history.


  • Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and major themes in the study of ancient history
  • Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading international scholars
  • Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverage of the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean
  • Draws on the latest research in the field
  • Provides an essential resource for any student of ancient history

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Personal Perspectives (pages 1–10)

      Josiah Ober, Peter Derow, Andrea Giardina, Neil McLynn and Kathryn Welch

  1. Part I: Evidence

  2. Part II: Problems and Approaches

  3. Part III: People and Places

  4. Part IV: Encountering the Divine

  5. Part V: Living and Dying

  6. Part VI: Economy

  7. Part VII: Politics and Power

  8. Part VIII: Repercussions

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