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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.
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 4 days 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago by Constance W. Hawkins
Crude language, lots of emphasis on lowest common denominators instead of why the ancient Greeks REALLY mattered, and generally low-level thinking, punctuated by only a scattering... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Just another reviewer
Tedious and unoriginal. too much mythology and not enough actual history. Boring read.
No new interpretation. Writing skills need work too...