The Ancient Greeks

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Oxford University Press, 1971 - History - 227 pages
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A realistic account of life in ancient Greece as experienced by an ordinary citizen of the time, this work presents the ancient Greeks not only in their role as founders of Western civilization, but also as people who are interesting in themselves. The author traces the development of early Greece--from Mycenaean times, through the period of Homer and Archaic Greece, and finally to the expansion of Greek culture following Alexander's conquests. The volume features color plates, illustrations, maps, and charts that form an integral, visual complement to the text. Bibliographies, quotation sources, and a glossary provide additional study aids.

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A friendly little overview, this book follows one hypothetical Cleon, a man of Athens circa 440 BC, yet does not limit itself there but relates everything from the Dark Ages to the Hellenistic Age ... Read full review

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This is definitely an introduction to ancient Greece. The photos are a bit lack-lustre when compared to more recent publications but the text is easily readable and engaging. Particularly, I enjoyed ... Read full review

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Chester G. Starr is at University of Michigan (Emeritus).

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