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Praise for Thomas R. Martin's Ancient Greece:


“A limpidly written, highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great’s empire. . . . A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student or the general reader.”—Kirkus Reviews

(Praise for Ancient Greece Kirkus Review 2012-03-07)

“In this survey of ancient Greek history and civilization, Martin skillfully blends social, cultural, political, and military data to create a panoramic view of the Greek world. Novices will find the work both comprehensible and entertaining.”—Library Journal (Praise for Ancient Greece Library Journal 2012-05-07)

“This comprehensive coverage of ancient Greece begins with Stone Age prehistory and moves to coverage of Greek society and politics. It can easily appeal to any general reader with a cursory interest in Greek history, exploring how the people lived and developed their society.”—Midwest Book Review
(Praise for Ancient Greece Midwest Book Review 2012-05-07)

"Some 20 years after the success of his Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale UP), Thomas R Martin gives the same treatment to a potted history fo Rome, with great success. [...] It is to the credit of the author that, even in a few pages, there seem to be no omissions of events, incidents or figures who helped shape the history of Rome. [...] It remains ... an immensely readable and enagaging history, which shows incredible breadth, given its brevity." —Geoff Lowsley, Minerva
(Geoff Lowsley Minerva 2013-07-01) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Thomas R. Martin is professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross. His publications include Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China, and, as co-author, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures.  He lives in Sutton, MA.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (October 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300160046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300160048
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #994,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Larry Cosgrove on September 10, 2013
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Unlike many publications dealing with Roman history, Martin's take on the subject is not so much based on chronology and important figures as it is lifestyle. That is, trying to deliver some insight into how a person living in Rome (or, for that matter, its empire) thought, worked and spent. That aspect is interesting I suppose, but makes for stretches of deadly dull reading. I note that Mr. Martin spends a great deal of time on the introduction and expansion of Christianity, which would be fine except that much less space is devoted to the pagan/imperial religion which dominated the Roman world up until the time of Constantine.

I would have much preferred to gain more insight into the pre-Julian times, and more research into the "component" ethnic groups who, upon being merged with the base Latin city, went on to make the core of the expanding Roman Republic. Also lacking is any depth of information about the final fifty years of the independent remnant of the Roman Empire.

The word I would use to describe this work is "sketchy", and "OK" book that might leave the reader wanting to know more, since there is so much rich history of this long-lasting and important part of world culture.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ulysses on July 16, 2013
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Not bad if this is your first book about Roman history. Not good if you are interested in a new angle. I expected it to be more insightful or having some additional info or approach. I would liked to have the author's opinion on the major turning points of Rome.
Why was it so successful, why did it descent into chaos, why did it collapse eventually?
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jordan davie on February 17, 2015
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alexis on January 16, 2015
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Grandson was very excited to receive this book.
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