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Introductory Reading

Beard, M. and Henderson, J. Classics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 1995)
Boardman, J., Griffin, J., & Murray, O. The Oxford History of the Classical World (Oxford 1986)
Cartledge, P. The Greeks (Cambridge 1993)

Cartledge, P. Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2011)

Higgins, Charlotte, It's All Greek to Me (London, 2009)

Hornblower S. and Spawforth A. eds The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford, 2014)

Lane Fox, R. The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome (London, 2005)

Osborne, R. Classical Greece: Short Oxford History of Europe: 500-323 BC (Oxford, 2000)

Pomeroy, S. et al. eds. A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics Society and Culture (Oxford, New York, 2014)