Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks

3.61 avg rating
( 41 ratings by Goodreads )
9780500288740: Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

“Tracing 3,500 years of ancient Greek culture . . . this survey reveals the myriad ways in which these people made unparalleled contributions to the rise of Western civilization.”―Science News

The ancient Greeks set out from their mountainous homeland to colonize and settle much of the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. They have left their imprint on virtually every aspect of modern politics, theater, art, philosophy, medicine, architecture, and athletics.

Their story is presented here from the Palaeolithic era to the Ottoman empire. Of key importance is the question of how the Greeks developed and adapted through the centuries, and how they interacted, both peaceably and otherwise, with the surrounding cultures. From mythology to recent history, the struggle has surged back and forth across the Aegean: Greeks against Troy, Greek migration and settlement in Asia Minor and southern Italy, Persian invasions of Greece, Alexander’s conquest of Asia, Roman intervention in the Greek world, the spread of Christianity, the rise of Islam, the Crusades to the Holy Land, and the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans.

Individual chapters on Greek heroes and gods and extracts from Classical authors and inscriptions bring the story vividly to life and allow the Greeks to speak for themselves. 376 illustations, 107 in color

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Camp is the Director of the Agora excavations in Athens, where he has worked for over thirty-five years. He is the author of The Athenian Agora.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.95
US$ 70.30

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Camp, John, Fisher, Elizabeth
Published by Thames & Hudson (2010)
ISBN 10: 0500288747 ISBN 13: 9780500288740
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110500288747

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds