The Greek achievement: the foundation of the Western world
The achievements of the ancient Greeks form the cornerstone of modern Western civilization. Charles Freeman's The Greek Achievement traces the entire course of ancient Greek history across thousands of years - from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations of the Bronze Age through the Arctic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. This brilliant account celebrates the incredible range of Greek achievement: the architectural marvels of the Athenian Acropolis; the birth of drama and the timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles; Homer's epics; the philosophical revolutions of Plato and Aristotle; and the conquests of Alexander the Great. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, The Greek Achievement paints a sweeping panorama of the ancient Greeks' world and provides a rich, contemporary overview of their enduring contribution to world civilization.
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Review: The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western WorldUser Review - Lauren Hopkins - Goodreads
Actually a really interesting take on the history of ancient Greece. Fun to read, unlike many of its kind. Goes somewhat briefly into prehistoric Greece, but really kicks into gear with the Archaic ... Read full review
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Excellent book for those looking to brush up on the Greeks.
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