Understand Greek Civilization A Teach Yourself Guide

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Discover the civilization that continues to shape our world today

Understand Greek Civilization introduces you to this extraordinary time in history. It begins with a tour of Greece and uses real sights that you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life.

You will gain new insight into the Greek past, its people, its psychology and its society. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is ...

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Overview

Discover the civilization that continues to shape our world today

Understand Greek Civilization introduces you to this extraordinary time in history. It begins with a tour of Greece and uses real sights that you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life.

You will gain new insight into the Greek past, its people, its psychology and its society. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civilizaton that shaped the world as it is today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444163438
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Series: Teach Yourself: History & Politics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,366,206
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Purkis is a retired lecturer in Classics for the Open University.

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Table of Contents

1. Orientation / 2. Pre-classical origins - Mycenae and Pylos / 3. Cult and religion - Olympia and Delphi / 4. Early philosophy - Ionia / 5. The fifth century - Sparta / 6. Imperialism and war - Athens / 7. The fourth century - Epidaurus and its theatre / 8. Hellenistic civlization - Alexandria / 9. The legacy of Greek civilization - Byzantium / 10. Taking it further

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