The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (The Princeton History of the Ancient World)
Released! 09/18/2015
The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (The Princeton History of the Ancient World)
by Josiah Ober
Hardcover

Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years.read more