Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks (Hardback)
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Short Description for Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks This book tells the story of the Greeks from prehistory through the Persian Wars and Roman conquest to the Ottoman Empire. Included are reconstructions and diagrams of Greek cities, detailed maps and site plans, temple architecture and key battles, and chapters on the the Heroic Age of the Mycenaeans and recent discoveries.
- Published: 14 October 2002
- Format: Hardback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500051122 ISBN 10: 0500051127
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This volume tells the story of the Ancient Greeks within its historical and cultural framework. Their world is presented here in chronological order, from the Bronze Age to the Christian era, a span of some 3500 years. Athens plays a large role, but other Greek cities are given much closer attention than in other standard accounts. Individual chapters look at the Greeks and their gods, and Greek art and architecture. The result is an authoritative study of a culture that made an unparalleled contribution to the rise of Western civilization.