The Greek Achievement

The Greek Achievement : The Foundation of the Western World

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Charles Freeman's The Greek Achievement traces the entire course of ancient Greek history across thousands of years -- from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations of the Bronze Age through the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. This brilliant account celebrates the incredible range of Greek achievement: the architectural marvels of the Athenian Acropolis; the birth of drama and the timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles; Homer's epics; the philosophical revolutions of Plato and Aristotle; and the conquests of Alexander the Great.Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, The Greek Achievement paints a sweeping panorama of the ancient Greeks' world and provides a rich, contemporary overview of their enduring contribution to world civilization.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 494 pages
  • 162.6 x 223.5 x 40.6mm | 861.84g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0670885150
  • 9780670885152