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    DescriptionThe Golden Age of ancient Greek city-state civilization lasted from 490 to 336 BC, the period between the first wars against Persia and Carthage and the accession of Alexander the Great. Never has there been such a multiplication of talents and genius within so limited a period and Michael Grant captures this astonishing civilization at the height of its powers.


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    Title
    The Classical Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Grant
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 573 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842124475
    ISBN 10: 1842124471
    Classifications

    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
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DF214.G776
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF214 .G776 2001
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    53 B/W Photo\Illu(s),7 Map(s)
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
    Publication date
    01 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Grant was formerly a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University, the first Vice-Chancellor of the Queen's University, Belfast, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is Doctor of Letters at Cambridge and Honorary Doctor of Letters and Laws at Dublin and Belfast respectively. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society.
    Review text
    The brilliance and glory of Greek civilization from the early fifth century B.C. to the rise of Alexander the Great - all masterfully illustrated here by renowned historian Grant through miniature biographies of leading figures, including Themistocles, Aeschylus, Pericles, Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato. The ideals and philosophies that constitute much of the heritage of Western civilization were incubated in the strife-torn Greek city-states during a remarkably brief period of time. Grant argues that it is best to interpret the history of fifth-century Greece "by accepting that its outstanding deeds and thoughts were produced not by communities but by individuals." After all, Grant's use of biographical sketches is itself a technique drawn from antiquity, e.g., Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans. This period saw the defeat of the Persians, the disastrous Peloponnesian Wars, the building of the Parthenon, the trial of Socrates, the founding of the Academy, etc. The reader meets the "Father of History," Herodotus; the creator of tragedy, Aeschylus; and the founder of medical science, Hippocrates. The volume also includes numerous maps and illustrations of Greek art and architecture. Once again, Grant provides a superb popular history - in this case, an introductory study intended as part of a trilogy that includes The Rise of the Greeks (1988) and From Alexander to Cleopatra (1982). (Kirkus Reviews)