A History of the Ancient Greeks (Lucent Library of Historical Eras)

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9781590185254: A History of the Ancient Greeks (Lucent Library of Historical Eras)

From the first Greek-speaking people who built the mighty citadel of Mycenae and sacked Troy, to the golden age of Athens, to the conquests of Alexander the Great, to Greece's defeat at Roman hands, a specialist in Greek history presents a richly detailed, well-documented, and up-to-date panorama of the main events of one of history's key civilizations.

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Grade 8 Up - Although the small, black-and-white maps and illustrations don't do justice to the scope of Hellenic and Hellenistic civilization, Nardo's expertise in the field translates into a well-written general history. Seven chapters cover Greece from the rise of the Minoans to the absorption into the Roman Empire. In his introduction, the author gives readers a brief explanation of why it is important for well-educated people to know about the ancient Greeks. However, this book is for those who have had some previous introduction and it is purely a history, rather than an attempt to explain Greek culture. The author relies on the standard ancient sources, e.g., Herodotus, Plutarch, Thucydides, and Polybius, and his extensive bibliography includes many modern sources as well. What would be helpful, but is not provided, is a glossary. Many other books cover the same period, but few written for this audience are as scholarly or complete. - David Pauli, Hillsboro Public Library, OR
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