Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece / Edition 2

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece / Edition 2

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by Lesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816056595

ISBN-13: 9780816056590

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

"Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, Updated Edition explores three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology, from the advent of the Minoan civilization in Crete to the Roman conquest in 30 B.C.E. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in ancient Greece." Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography as well as original line…  See more details below

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"Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, Updated Edition explores three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology, from the advent of the Minoan civilization in Crete to the Roman conquest in 30 B.C.E. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in ancient Greece." Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography as well as original line drawings, photographs, and maps - more than 200 in all. Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece Updated Edition combines archaeological and historical sources to provide all the essential information required by anyone interested in Greek history or culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816056590
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Handbook to Life Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Civilizations, city-states and empires1
2Rulers and leaders43
3Military affairs93
4Geography of the Greek world135
5Economy, trade and transport185
6Towns and countryside221
7Written evidence257
8Religion and mythology309
9Art, science and philosophy391
10Everyday life439

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Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pbcanada More than 1 year ago
Even though this book may be considered high school level, I found it very detailed for what I, as an adult layperson, wanted. It was the only book that clearly compared, for instance, why the Spartan military was superior. I was looking up something specific in the military section, after having watched a History Channel synopsis of ancient Greece, and I found that the description of the evolution of different kinds of armour and weapons very detailed, with excellent line drawings. The descriptions of the dwellings in different time periods also was helpful. I would have read more, but someone checked out the book from the library for the entire semester, so I ended up buying it instead of waiting for its return.