The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Greece

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Penguin Books, 1996 - History - 144 pages
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The cradle of western civilization, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art which endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment.

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User Review  - Jossalyn - Goodreads

picks selected times and events in history and does good, big maps showing political distribution across the known world, Read full review

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A good resource for those studying (or just interested in) ancient history. There's lots of good information here represented in easy to interpret maps. Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Robert Morkot studied Ancient History at University College, London, and the Humboldt University, Berlin. He has taught and lectured extensively on different aspects of Egyptian and Nubian history and in Egyptian art and architecture at, among other institutions, University College, London, Warwick University, England, Birkbeck College, London, the British Museum, and the Egypt Exploration Society. In addition to numerous academic papers and articles, Robert Morkot has written Egypt (1994), The Penguin Atlas of Ancient Greece (1996), and The Black Pharaohs: Egypt's Nubian Rulers (2000). He is co-author of Centuries of Darkness (1993) and has contributed articles to The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd edition, 1996), The Macmillan Dictionary of Art, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Humankind (1994). He is currently completing a Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Warfare.