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Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History (Illustrated National Histories) Paperback – August, 1979

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  • Series: Illustrated National Histories
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (August 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500271615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500271612
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Erik G. Olson on September 27, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is an introductory survey of the civilizations on ancient

Crete, Greece, and the Greek cities of Asia Minor.

From the outset he acquaints the reader with the interpreting of

physical artefacts, texts and also the impact of geography and

climate.

He draws on insights from images on ceramic, emphasizes the larger

contributions of written records, and points out for the student where

speculation must stop. For example, despite passionate and clashing

assertions, nobody really knows what the "Archaic smile" signifies on

statues from Miletus, though Miletus' philosophical currents were of

huge importance.

What drew me in to the book was the early geographical theme. Mr.

Green links the Greek proclivity to open-air discourse and oratory to

the abundance of clear weather, and matches class differences to the

different uses of the land.

This approach pays off in the telling of Athens' political feuding and

Cleisthenes' redistribution of tribes in 508, after which he says

"Athenian democracy had at last come of age."

Professor Green's specialty is the 4th century BC.

This book delivers more concepts more rapidly than other survey

works such as the Pelican Greek Ancient History.
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Did you ever stare longingly at Greek History 101 in the Classics Dept. of your college catalog, but could never fit it in? Here is the book for you. Smartly and sharply written, and well illustrated, it covers 776 B.C., the traditional date for the founding of the Olympic Games, to the death of Alexander the Great, in Babylon, 323 B.C. In-between one takes quite a ride, and is left hungry for more. Practically all today's bedeviling political issues, ideological conflicts, philosophical imponderables (what is virtue, what is justice, what is man), religious shenanigans, artistic and architectural longings, class conflicts, and shifting economic winds are present, or foreshadowed, in these whirling pages of Western Civilization's genesis.
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By Segundo on September 25, 2014
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I love History and more in particular Ancient cultures. The picture/s in the book are very interesting and pleasing to look at. The text also influences my creativity and better understand how different cultures operate from my Native American Heritage.
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I just had to laugh when I saw the previous reviewer's comment that Peter Green's area of expertise was not ancient Greece. It certainly is! He has written a critically acclaimed biography of Alexander the Great, Alexander of Macedon 356-323 BC: A Historical Biography, ..., as well as numerous histories of many of the pivotal events in Ancient Greece.
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