The Rise Of The Greeks

The Rise Of The Greeks

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by Michael Grant
     
 

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A fascinating and detailed guide to ancient Greece.

Michael Grant looks at the policies and government of the hundreds of independent city-states and at the everyday life of the citizens. With fluency and scholarships he shows how the brilliance of the Ancient Greeks' civilization was by no means limited to the Golden Age of its classical fifth century

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A fascinating and detailed guide to ancient Greece.

Michael Grant looks at the policies and government of the hundreds of independent city-states and at the everyday life of the citizens. With fluency and scholarships he shows how the brilliance of the Ancient Greeks' civilization was by no means limited to the Golden Age of its classical fifth century, but its early period was remarkable too. For 500 years the Greek city-states achieved a civilisation which has been an inspiration and an ideal ever since.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780222752
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
02/16/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
717,508
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Grant (1914-2004) was a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He was a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and was a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society.

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The Rise of the Greeks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ResearchGuy More than 1 year ago
This is a Barnes & Noble reprint of a major work on the pre-classical history of the Greeks. Originally published in the UK by Phoenix Press, a division of Orion Books, in 1987, this is an extensive and detailed work written in Grant's usual clear, readable style. By taking a geographical and ethnic approach, Grant gives overlapping views of the people we now know as the Greeks, from their various cultural aspects. Grant covers the interaction of the tribes of the Greeks, from the earliest writings, in interaction with the others they interacted with. Grant covers the political, military, religious, linguistic artistic and social spheres in each of the regions and major city-states in each era. It was especially helpful to get the information on the formative states of the Greek sub-groups and the other ethnicities they lived with, intermarried with, fought and absorbed. Grant probes the known facts and likely clues to draw a picture of the ethnic and political landscape of the period 1000-500 BC. Grant provides the derivations and possible meanings of early names for peoples and places. Grant paints an ethnic tapestry of the whole world of the Middle East, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. He relates known information about the Greeks in their pre-history and early classical foundations to the writings of the Middle Eastern cultures and literature, including the Hebrew writings in the Bible. He deals with details of culture worldview in the mythological and early philosophical, or scientific, writings of ancient authors. He analyzes influences of the ancient Sumerian and Semitic, as well as Hurrian-Hittite creation myths on the early Greek mythological writings.