The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2011 - History - 374 pages
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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immenselyinfluential on the language, politics, educational systems,philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well asinstigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, AncientGreece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and thebeautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock everyyear.

This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing worldof the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greekhistory alongside fascinating insights into daily life in AncientGreece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers willdiscover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone ofWestern civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on ourlanguage, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts andsport.

  • The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest,particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture
  • This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant areaof study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to thisvast area history
  • Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations,war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life andmuch, much more!

About the author

Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at RichmondCollege and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He haswritten reviews for various publications, including HistoryToday, and he has also been involved in running guidedhistorical tours of Greece.

 

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Contents

Title
Trayelling Back in Time
Athens to Alexander The Rise and Fall of Empires
Liying a Greek Life
Home and Family
Mythology Religion and Belief
Greek Creation Myths
Practising Eyegzday Religion A God Put It in My Heart to Say
The Part of Tens

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About the author (2011)

Stephen Batchelor is a lecturer in Ancient History and Classical Studies. He writes reviews for History Today and Current Archaeology.

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