Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Daily Life of the Ancient... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Former library copy with standard library markings. Spine and pages secure, but wear to the corners of the cover. Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks Hardcover – August 27, 1998

9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0313303838 ISBN-10: 0313303835 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $64.00
12 New from $38.91 28 Used from $0.04 1 Collectible from $44.00
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$64.00
$38.91 $0.04

There is a newer edition of this item:

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West by David Fisher
New U.S. History Books
Browse new selections in U.S. history, from the American Revolution to World War II. Learn more | See related books
$64.00 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks + The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction
Price for both: $88.95

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

?[A] well-designed and useful resource.?- ARBA

Book Description

A vivid, engaging, and colorful description of life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Daily Life
  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood; 1st edition (August 27, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313303835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313303838
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By E. Terry on July 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Garland does an outstanding job of presenting a readable, easily understandable overview of daily life and culture among the ancient Greeks. His book destroys a number of myths about ancient Greece, and avoids the trap of becoming too closely engaged with the subject. He remains objective throughout, presenting neither positive nor negative spin on Greek lifestyle, and avoiding political bias. Garland clearly has no axe to grind. Furthermore, he presents the material in a way that modern readers can understand; he places the subject matter in the context of the times, but does not assume detailed knowledge of Greek culture or history by the reader. His writing is a bit dry at times, but that's unavoidable when presenting detailed descriptions of lifestyle and culture.

I do wish the publisher would release another print run at a more reasonable price. $55 is unreasonable for any book. I suggest buying it used.

In spite of the high price, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the way the ancient Greeks thought and acted. It has definitely improved my understanding of Greek history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Hair on June 14, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love this book, the detail was great and he was honest about how they lived instead of the romanticized view we have of them. It showed the pitfalls of their society, for instance their view toward women. My problem with this book was the author's opinion toward the Gods. He would often mention the Gods spheres of influence and then say how they didn't live up to the ideal. One example that comes to mind is the mention of Zeus as the God of justice and then immediately after says "though he was far from consistent in his pursuit of that aim. Moreover, his own behavior fell lamentably short of setting a standard of morality for human beings." (pg. 135) My problem with these statements is the author fails to differentiate between the Gods of the myth, the stories told to entertain and the Theoi (Gods) of the religious cults who had a very different personality. I also thought an inclusion of Plato and his views of the Gods and the myths would have been helpful. Overall though the book was a great read with the right amount of information.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Borden on May 19, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've had an interest in the origins of science, drama, democracy, law, and psychology, all focused on classical Greece. This gives an important different perspective.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Brody on March 7, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is almost exactly what I was looking for: A readable and informative overview of the basic areas of daily life in Ancient Greece. It covers everything from philosophy and politics, to life in the home, to religion, medicine and science. My only complaint is that it didn't come with enough pictures, and when the author is trying to describe the significance of certain artwork on pottery or the details of a specific example of architecture, a picture would have been much more effective.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I thought this book wae great. I also think the author is great. I would recomend it to my friend.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks
This item: Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks
Price: $64.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com