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Written with humour and filled with insights, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in History.
Another excellent book from Thomas Cahill, this time on the contributions of the ancient Greeks to the modern Western world.
I find that with audio, if I am not happy at the end of the first cd, I move on to the next book... This is one of those.
After reading other "World History" works, it is interesting to read tie-ins to the present world . I look forward to the rest of the series!Published 11 days ago by Sue C Peyton
Not as good as his "The Gifts of the Jews" and is slightly contradictory to that title. In terms of why the Greeks mattered, a certain amount of Christian apologetics may... Read morePublished 1 month ago by James S. Kaplan
I just finished this volume of the Hinges of History books. It was very interesting, like the others. Read morePublished 3 months ago by funngramma
This is one of the volumes in Cahill's "hinges of history" series, about periods in Western history upon which our culture hinges. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M.E.Anderson
Litteraly, the Greeks invented the alphabet making the written word more than record keeping in a warehouse. History would now be written rather than oral. Read morePublished 5 months ago by LDS
This is an amazing book.....gives all the details of the mindset of ancient Greeks, their philosophers, their Gods, and their lives. I can't recommend it highly enough. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Constance W. Hawkins