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National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

By Diane Harris Cline

Natl Geographic Society
Released: 2016-06-07
Hardcover (224 pages)

National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History
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On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world; and the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us. Even today, Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poetry, plays, and philosophy are widely read and enjoyed; and science, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy all build on the fundamentals of early Greek thinking. Included are fascinating insights into Greek island living, ancient social networking, and the extreme priority Greeks placed on athletic competition (warring city-states declared truces during the Olympic games). Learn of spectacular discoveries such as the Uluburun shipwreck, the earliest writing ever found in Europe, and buried palaces. A stunning treasure, this lushly-illustrated, uniquely comprehensive and accessible history of Ancient Greece is perfect for anyone interested in the origins of our modern world.

Ancient Greece: A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity

By Captivating History

Released: 2018-01-26
Kindle Edition (102 pages)

Ancient Greece: A Captivating Guide to Greek History Starting from the Greek Dark Ages to the End of Antiquity
 
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Explore the Captivating History of Ancient Greece


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The culture and events of Greece were so influential they have a significant effect on modern-day people all over the world. The ancient Greeks gave birth to democracy, a political system frequently used and considered by some as the best form of government. Great minds from Greece also made incredible and vital discoveries such as the water mill, the basics of geometry and using medicine to cure illness. The ancient Greek philosophers laid the groundwork for a whole new field of thought and study. Ancient Greece offered the foundation of the Olympic games, which still run regularly today. Particularly famous historical figures such as Alexander the Great and Cleopatra also had ties to and roles during Greek history, through the course of wars and empire expansion.

Given the influence of Ancient Greece, as you learn about this time and place, you will learn about your history and the origins of the people, places, and institutions you likely regularly studied in school. Starting in the Dark Ages, this book will take you on a captivating journey through the darkness, democracy, discovery, and development of Western Civilization.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:


  • Dawn of the Dark Ages
  • From Darkness to Democracy
  • Olympic Origins
  • Greece Grows from War to War
  • The Fight for Democracy
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Enter Alexander the Great
  • Great Minds of Ancient Greece
  • Roman Take-Over
  • Cleopatra and her Consorts
  • Hadrian’s Travels
  • Gothic Raids on Greece
  • Rise of Christianity
  • End of Antiquity
  • And much more!

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition

By Thomas R. Martin

Yale University Press
Paperback (311 pages)

Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition
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In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. Now in its second edition, this classic work now features new maps and illustrations, a new introduction, and updates throughout.
 
“A limpidly written, highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great’s empire. . . . A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student or the general reader.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A polished and informative work that will be useful for general readers and students.”—Daniel Tompkins, Temple University

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)

By Kris Bordessa

Nomad Press
Paperback (128 pages)

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)
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Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world view.

Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History: The Illustrated Encyclopedia; A Comprehensive History With 1000 Images

By Nigel Rodgers

LORENZ BOOKS
Released: 2017-08-01
Hardcover (512 pages)

Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History: The Illustrated Encyclopedia; A Comprehensive History With 1000 Images
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An authoritative account of political and military history, art, architecture and culture, fully illustrated throughout.

Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands (Complete Guide)

By Stephen Brewer

Frommermedia
Paperback (336 pages)

Frommer s Athens and the Greek Islands (Complete Guide)
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The recent economic crisis in Greece has, paradoxically enough, created better conditions for tourism. The Greeks are painfully aware that tourism is their best-functioning remaining industry. They value the visitor as never before, treat them with a warmth and courtesy that exceeds what you’ll find in other parts of Europe. And more people are therefore coming here in unprecedented numbers.

To bring the current message of Greek tourism to a reading public, we've called upon the research and writing talents of one of America's foremost travel journalists. Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for almost three decades. As an editor and writer, he has focused not just on the Frommer guides but on European coverage for such magazines as Esquire, Connoisseur and Geo.

In Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands, he brings tremendous insight into how to best approach and understand both the famed and lesser-known (but still fascinating) historic sights of Athens and the adjoining Peloponnese, as well as the recreational resorts and life of the enchanting Greek islands.

The book contains:
-Helpful maps, including a handy pull-out map
-A 16-page photo guide
-Exact pricing so there’s never any ugly surprises
-Opinionated reviews of historic sights and other attractions, hotels, restaurants,

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

By Stephen Batchelor

imusti
Paperback (384 pages)

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies
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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year.

This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport.

  • The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture
  • This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history
  • Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more!

About the author

Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (The Princeton History of the Ancient World)

By Josiah Ober

imusti
Paperback (448 pages)

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (The Princeton History of the Ancient World)
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Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years.

Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period―and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall.

Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans―and to us.

A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die.

This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.

A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE, 2nd Edition

By Hall

imusti
Released: 2013-08-19
Paperback (392 pages)

A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE, 2nd Edition
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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE.

  • Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations
  • Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World
  • Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs
  • Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism
  • Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies

DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Greece: Step into the World of Ancient Greece from Greek Gods, Myths, and Festivals to t

By Anne Pearson

DK Children
Released: 2014-06-16
Paperback (72 pages)

DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Greece: Step into the World of Ancient Greece from Greek Gods, Myths, and Festivals to t
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Watch the past come to life in Eyewitness: Ancient Greece. From their myths and gods, to the first Olympics to the trial and execution of Socrates — explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this amazing civilization, whose influence can still be seen today. See how Greek soldiers fought in battle, discover who the heroes were, and learn about the culture and festivals celebrated throughout this relevant era.

For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. 



 
 
 

 
 
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