Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks

Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks


By (author) John M. Camp, By (author) Elizabeth A. Fisher


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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 246mm x 24mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 14 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051127
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051122
  • Illustrations note: 376 illustrations, 107 in colour

Product description

This volume tells the story of the Ancient Greeks within its historical and cultural framework. Their world is presented here in chronological order, from the Bronze Age to the Christian era, a span of some 3500 years. Athens plays a large role, but other Greek cities are given much closer attention than in other standard accounts. Individual chapters look at the Greeks and their gods, and Greek art and architecture. The result is an authoritative study of a culture that made an unparalleled contribution to the rise of Western civilization.

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Author information

John Camp is the director of the Agora excavations in Athens, where he has worked for 35 years. He is the author of The Athenian Agora, also published by Thames & Hudson. Elizabeth Fisher is Professor of both Classics and Art History at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and has conducted many excavations in Greece and Italy.

Table of contents

I. Who Were the Greeks? II. The First Greeks III. The Heroic Age IV. The Age of Expanding Horizons V. Polis: The Early Greek City VI. Classical Athens VII. Gods and Heroes VIII. Greek Art and Architecture IX. Alexander and the Hellenistic World X. Romans and Christians