All Things Ancient Greece
An Encyclopedia of the Greek World
by James W. Ermatinger
October 2022, 608pp, 7x10
2 volumes, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7453-6
$204, £152, 176€, A276
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The foundations of modern government, culture, and philosophy were all built by the ancient Greeks.

As an invaluable resource for students and general audiences investigating Ancient Greek culture and history, this encyclopedia provides a thorough examination of the Mediterranean world and its influence on modern society.

All Things Ancient Greece examines the history and cultural life of Ancient Greece until the death of Philip II of Macedon in 336 BCE. The encyclopedia shows how the various city-states developed from the Bronze Age to the end of the Classical Age, influencing the Greek world and beyond.

The cultural achievements of the Greeks detailed in this two-volume set include literature, politics, medicine, religion, and the arts. This work has entries on the various city-states, regions, battles, culture, and ideas that helped shape the ancient Greek world and its societies. Each entry delves into detailed topics with suggested readings. Many entries include sidebars containing primary documents from ancient sources that explore ancillary ideas, biographies, and specific examples from literature and philosophy. Readers, both students of ancient history and a general audience, are encouraged to interact with the material either chronologically, thematically, or geographically.


  • Contains 30 primary documents from literary works that help explain and expand upon the specific entries
  • Examines the various political structures and offices that formed modern political states
  • Allows readers to explore various cultural and historic differences between city-states
  • Provides introductory background information and suggested readings to help readers further explore topics
James W. Ermatinger, PhD, is professor of history and dean at University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, IL. He is the author of ABC-CLIO/Greenwood's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Daily Life of Christians in Ancient Rome; Daily Life in the New Testament; The World of Ancient Rome: A Daily Life Encyclopedia; and The Roman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia.
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