The Ancient Greeks For Dummies
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The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

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by Stephen Batchelor
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470987872
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
259,356
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Batchelor is a lecturer in Ancient History and Classical Studies. He writes reviews for History Today and Current Archaeology.

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The Ancient Greeks For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book uis amazibg
megmonstah More than 1 year ago
My memory of Ancient Greece from the few weeks of study in Middle School was slim. So, when embarking on this study with my seventh grader in home school, this book was an extremely valuable resource for both of us. My son could read this book and take notes with ease. The book is entertaining and informative and gives resources for further study. The chapters are divided into nicely digestible sections and the text will refer to other parts of the book for clarifications of certain topic. I love this series of books and I recommend it for anybody wanting to learn the basics of Ancient Greece.