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The Ancient Mediterranean

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The Ancient Mediterranean by Michael Grant
Sep 01, 1988 | 432 Pages
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    Sep 01, 1988 | 432 Pages

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Table Of Contents

Part One: The Mediterranean in Early Times
1. The Mediterranean and its Beginnings
The Mediterranean and its lands; the earliest Mediterranean people; westwards to Israel and the Jordan Valley; south-eastern Asia Minor and the lower Orontes; earliest Cyprus, Crete, and Greece; first links with the Euphrates and Tigris

2. Egypt
The delta of the Nile; the first Mediterranean nation; the Old Kingdom; the first Mediterranean empire

3. The Easternmost Mediterranean
Lebanon, Syria, and Israel; between Egypt and Mesopotamia; between Egypt and Asia Minor

4. The Straits and the Aegean
Troy; Crete; the Mycenaeans

5. The Expansion of Israel, Phoenicia and Carthage
Philistines and Hebrews; Syria and Phoenicia; Carthage and the west
Part Two: The Greeks
6. The Homerica Age
The revival of Greece; the early Ionians; the sea

7. Greek Civilisation Enriched and Diffused
Hesiod and eastern ports; from Phrygia to Corinth; Greek art and the east; colonies in the west; Ionia and eastern colonies

8. Athens and Alexandria
Greek crops adn natural beauties; the zenith of Athens; the Athenian way of life; Philip, Alexander and Alexandria; Syria and the Aegean after Alexander
Part Three: The Romans
9. The Etruscans and the Beginnings of Rome
The Etruscans; the expansion of Etruscan power

10. The Republic Unites the Mediterranean
The unification of Italy; the cultivation of Italy; victory over Carthage; the conquest of the Mediterranean completed; the arts of the Republic

11. The Imperial Sea
Imperial culture and landscape; round the Roman Mediterranean; Mare nostrum; from Rome to Constantinople
Appendix: Mediterranean Places and People
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