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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immenselyinfluential on the language, politics, educational systems,philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well asinstigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, AncientGreece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and thebeautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock everyyear. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing worldof the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greekhistory alongside fascinating insights into daily life in AncientGreece and a captivating overview of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immenselyinfluential on the language, politics, educational systems,philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well asinstigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, AncientGreece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and thebeautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock everyyear. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing worldof the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greekhistory alongside fascinating insights into daily life in AncientGreece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers willdiscover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone ofWestern civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on ourlanguage, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts andsport. * 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 areaof study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to thisvast area history * Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations,war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life andmuch, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at RichmondCollege and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He haswritten reviews for various publications, including HistoryToday, and he has also been involved in running guidedhistorical tours of Greece.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 374
  • Erscheinungstermin: 14. September 2008
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780470754054
  • Artikelnr.: 37298975
Autorenporträt
Stephen Batchelor is a lecturer in Ancient History and Classical Studies. He writes reviews for History Today and Current Archaeology.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction. Part I: Travelling Back in Time. Chapter 1: When
Where
What
Who? Meeting the Ancient Greeks. Chapter 2: Encountering Prehistoric Civilisations: The Minoans and Mycenaeans. Chapter 3: Shedding Light on Ancient Greece's Dark Ages. Chapter 4: Governing by Kings
Tyrants
and (Eventually) Democrats. Chapter 5: Fighting and Warring: Greece Gets Heavy. Chapter 6: East versus West: The Persian Wars. Part II: Athens to Alexander: The Rise and Fall of Empires. Chapter 7: Athens and Empire Building. Chapter 8: Dealing with the Neighbours from Hell: The Peloponnesian War. Chapter 9: Losing Their Way: The End of Classical Greece. Chapter 10: Rising Quickly to the Top: Macedonia. Chapter 11: Crowning the Undefeated Champion of the World: Alexander the Great. Chapter 12: What Happened Next? Part III: Living a Greek Life. Chapter 13: Out in the Fields: Farming
Herding
and Travelling. Chapter 14: Home and Family. Chapter 15: Going About Daily Life in Ancient Greece. Chapter 16: Plays and Pugilism: Enjoying Ancient Greek Entertainment. Chapter 17: Depicting Men
Women
and Gods in Art. Chapter 18: Building Beautiful Greek Architecture. Part IV: Mythology
Religion
and Belief. Chapter 19: Going Back to the Beginning: Myths and Gods. Chapter 20: Blending Myth and History: Troy
Homer
and Heroes. Chapter 21: Practising Everyday Religion: 'A God Put It in My Heart to Say'. Chapter 22: Trying to Figure Everything Out: Greek Philosophy. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Great Greek Inventions. Chapter 24: Ten Things to Read Next. Chapter 25: Ten Dodgy Ancient Greek Characters. Chapter 26: Ten Great Places to Visit. Index.