The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World
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 Archaic, 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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One of the best summaries of why the Greeks are important for us to consider. The achievements of the ancient Greeks form the cornerstone of Western civilization. The work traces the entire course of ... Read full review
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Freeman by Clare London is a reissue of a novel I enjoyed so much the first time around that I’m pleased to help introduce it to a new audience. It offers a melancholy, intensely emotional vibe – sort ... Read full review