The Ancient Greeks For Dummies
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.
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.