Egypt, Greece and Rome

Egypt, Greece and Rome : Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

By (author) Charles Freeman

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This is a comprehensive, one-volume introduction to the three major civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world: Eygpt, Greece, and Rome. It covers over 4000 years of ancient history - from the earliest Egyptian civilizations to the fall of Rome and rise of the Byzantine Empire. Starting with the emergence of the earliest Eygptian civilization around 3500 BC, the book goes on to span over four millennia - to beyond the fall of the Roman Empire in the west in AD 600 and the rise of the Byzantine Empire in the east. It includes a chapter on the civilization of the Ancient Near East, as well as less well-known cultures such as the Etruscans, Celts, Parthians, and Phoenicians/Carthaginians. The book covers every aspect of the life and times of these peoples - from politics, art, literature, and culture in general to the social, economic, and political background. It explores the many deep links and influences operating between cultures - revealing a picture of how and why Mediterranean culture developed as a whole.

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  • Hardback | 654 pages
  • 157.48 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 1,133.98g
  • 14 Nov 1996
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 40 pp plates (8 colour), 15 maps, charts, bibliography
  • 0198150032
  • 9780198150039

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About the Author: Charles Freeman is a freelance writer living in the United Kingdom. He has been described as "full of the romance of archeology and the people who created it, and full of curiosity about the human side of the ancient world'.

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