The Classical Greeks

The Classical Greeks

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The golden age of ancient Greek civilization, the Classical period, lasted from 490 to 336 BC and saw an unmatched multiplication of varied talents and genuis within so limited a period. This book concentrates on the individuals in the cultural, social, artistic and political history of this time, who shaped their own and future civilizations. Grant places the work of Sophocles, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Aristotle, the architect and sculptors of the Parthenon, Philip II of Macedonia and many others in their historical context and asks what gave rise to such outstanding achievement in the cultural, philosophical, scientific and literary spheres.

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 53
  • 0753801817
  • 9780753801819

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About Michael Grant

Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He has held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the Ame

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