From Publishers Weekly
The author, a classical historian, explores the primitive roots of an influential civilization in this wide-ranging survey of the "archaic" period (750-480 B.C.) of Greece--then some 700 scattered city-states, each bent on achieving self-sufficiency. "Grant's rewarding history turns up many surprises," PW observed .
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About the Author
Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He has held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society. He lives and writes in Italy.