The ancient Greeks were perhaps the most restless, the most adventurous, and the most creative people who ever lived. This book will enable you to travel back through time and look into their world. The Greek world was made up of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of independent city-states dotted all round the Mediterranean. The maps in this book will show you how widespread they were and how the landscape shaped the way they lived.
Part One looks at the long history of Greece from the late Bronze Age around 1600 B. C. down to the time of the Roman conquest about 100 B. C.
Part Two takes a closer look at certain aspects of Greek society and culture, such as drama and athletics, as well as a number of key sites in the Greek world, such as Mycenae, Athens and Sparta. Maps, text and illustrations all work together to provide a dynamic portrait of a great civilization.
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