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    DescriptionThe civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. 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 area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today , and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.


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    Title
    The Ancient Greeks For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Batchelor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 710 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470987872
    ISBN 10: 0470987871
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
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    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: DF77 .B28 2008
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    Stephen Batchelor is a lecturer in Ancient History and Classical Studies. He writes reviews for History Today and Current Archaeology .
    Back cover copy
    Get to grips with ancient Greek mythology and philosophy.Uncover the cornerstone of western civilisation.If ancient history is all Greek to you, then this is the lively and straight-talking guide you've been waiting for. From academics and athletes, wars and warriors, to Athens and epic empire building, Ancient Greeks For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating history and culture of ancient Greece. You'll discover who the ancient Greeks were, where they came from, how they lived, and how their influence can still be felt around the world today.Discover: How the ancient Greeks created civilisation as we know itGreek gods and heroic mythologyWhat made Alexander so greatThe lasting legacy of ancient Greek philosophy and scienceGreat Greek inventionsExplanations in plain English'Get in, get out' informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humour and funGet Smart! @ www.dummies.comFind listings of all our booksChoose from many different subject categoriesBrowse our free articles
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: Travelling Back in Time. Chapter 1: When, Where, What, Who? Meeting the Ancient Greeks. Chapter 2: Encountering Prehistoric Civilisations: The Minoans and Mycenaeans. Chapter 3: Shedding Light on Ancient Greece's Dark Ages. Chapter 4: Governing by Kings, Tyrants, and (Eventually) Democrats. Chapter 5: Fighting and Warring: Greece Gets Heavy. Chapter 6: East versus West: The Persian Wars. Part II: Athens to Alexander: The Rise and Fall of Empires. Chapter 7: Athens and Empire Building. Chapter 8: Dealing with the Neighbours from Hell: The Peloponnesian War. Chapter 9: Losing Their Way: The End of Classical Greece. Chapter 10: Rising Quickly to the Top: Macedonia. Chapter 11: Crowning the Undefeated Champion of the World: Alexander the Great. Chapter 12: What Happened Next? Part III: Living a Greek Life. Chapter 13: Out in the Fields: Farming, Herding, and Travelling. Chapter 14: Home and Family. Chapter 15: Going About Daily Life in Ancient Greece. Chapter 16: Plays and Pugilism: Enjoying Ancient Greek Entertainment. Chapter 17: Depicting Men, Women, and Gods in Art. Chapter 18: Building Beautiful Greek Architecture. Part IV: Mythology, Religion, and Belief. Chapter 19: Going Back to the Beginning: Myths and Gods. Chapter 20: Blending Myth and History: Troy, Homer, and Heroes. Chapter 21: Practising Everyday Religion: 'A God Put It in My Heart to Say'. Chapter 22: Trying to Figure Everything Out: Greek Philosophy. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Great Greek Inventions. Chapter 24: Ten Things to Read Next. Chapter 25: Ten Dodgy Ancient Greek Characters. Chapter 26: Ten Great Places to Visit. Index.