The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

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The 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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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 24mm | 762.03g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0470987871
  • 9780470987872
  • 340,407

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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 it Greek gods and heroic mythology What made Alexander so great The lasting legacy of ancient Greek philosophy and science Great Greek inventions Explanations in plain English 'Get in, get out' information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humour and fun Get Smart! @ Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Browse our free articles

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About Stephen Batchelor

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

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