This Companion provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.
Topics covered range from the political and institutional structures of Greek society, to literature, art, economics, society, warfare, geography and the environment
Discusses the problems of interpreting the various sources for the period
Guides the reader towards a broadly-based understanding of the history of the Classical Age