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If you are not well read in the period you can pick this book up and learn a lot.
The book does an excellent job showing how much of the classical world was about placing contemporary conquest into a well established and accepted narrative.
The book concludes by looking at Christianity in the early Roman empire, and the increasing divide between East and West (Greek-speakers vs. Latin speakers).
The book serves more as a study guide than a complete history. Centering around Greco-Roman history, the book provides detailed background research into the roles of Phoenicians... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Gderf
A remarkable documentation of early European history presented chronologically and regionally, and in readable prose for the layman. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis Zeunert
The best book in this series. Perfect for my bookish history loving son-in-lasPublished 2 months ago by James Clauson
The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine is a fantastic overview of Mediterranean and broader European history. Read morePublished 13 months ago by JustinHoca
The title, "The Birth of Classical Europe," implies a broad survey of ancient history "from Troy to Augustine," but that's not really what this book provides. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nowhere Man
There are thousands of books about the classical world so one might ask if we really need another. The answer is yes we do. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David I. Williams
I'm not the type to read books twice, but this book has vaulted to the top of my list of books that I will, in theory, one day re-read. Read morePublished 19 months ago by lakeqi
"The Birth of Classical Europe" is more about how we came upon the idea of Europe rather than the factual connections that lead to the continent of Europe. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Randall L. Wilson
I took a course recently on Ancient Greece and Rome, and this book was a great resource in evaluating and succinctly describing some of the most complex parts of Classical Europe. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jonathan Jackson