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I love Cahill's books, but he spent a little too much time on Homer in the beginning and I couldn't get into it.Published 9 days ago by Kevin M
So readable. It kept your interest while it informed you about the ancient Greeks and how their culture still affects ours.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Yummy history of the Greek contributions to Western Civilization.Published 1 month ago by bebeodonnell
I really don't care that this was a National Best seller. I found the level of writing in the book really oriented to a 5th grader. Additionally, the book felt very formulaic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Missie
My second book in this series. Cahill makes ancient history interesting, even to me.Published 3 months ago by V. W. House
Sadly, while some of his summaries are quite apt, overall the book is not up to the task. Significant sections of Greek life are missing and when he pontificates on sex and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by milou
Thomas Cahill provides a introductory course on the influence of ancient Greece that balances broad descriptions with concrete examples. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mariah MacKay
A little different in structure than his works on the Middle Ages and the dawn of science, but worthwhile as written. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. Ed
Anybody who is not already a Greek Scholar needs to read this book before venturing to Greece. It reflects solid scholarship in a very accessible and interesting writing style...Published 12 months ago by Robert Marcus