A History of the Greek and Roman World, first published in 1926, presents the story of Graeco-Roman antiquity from its earliest recorded origins to the height of the Roman imperium. It aims to bring into prominence the internal dynamism - political, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic – which animated the ancient peoples at different periods of their history, and to draw attention to the physical, socio-economic and religious conditions under which they lived.
Written in a style which will likely be unfamiliar to modern readers, Grundy’s historical portrait is painted with broad brush-strokes, offering not only compelling narrative but also incisive commentary on the individuals and societies which occupy the foreground. A History of the Greek and Roman World will be of interest for the general enthusiast as well as students, who may value such a radically different approach to the interpretation of antiquity compared to the conventions which prevail amongst contemporary scholars.
Table of Contents
1. The Second Millennium before Christ, 2000-1000 B.C. 2. The First Two Centuries of the First Millennium before Christ, 1000-800 B.C. 3. The Eighth and Seventh Centuries before Christ, 800-600 B.C. 4. The Sixth Century, 600-500 B.C. 5. The First Half of the Fifth Century, 500-450 B.C. 6. The Second Half of the Fifth Century, 450-400 B.C. 7. The Fourth Century, 400-300 B.C. 8. The Third Century, 300-200 B.C. 9. The Second Century, 200-100 B.C. 10. The First Century, 100-31 B.C. 11. The Empire, sometimes called the Principate, 31 B.C. – A.D. 138