- 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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Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History (Illustrated National Histories) Paperback – August, 1979
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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
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
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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This book is perfect for the lay reader, somebody who hasn't taken a class will become much more interested as a result of this book. Read morePublished on December 14, 2008 by Roo
This is a edited version of my review because some people are taking for too much offense at this short review. I advise them to read it again. Read morePublished on May 15, 2000 by TammyJo Eckhart