The Rise Of The Greeks

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Orion, Feb 16, 2012 - History - 416 pages
10 Reviews

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.

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User Review  - Curt Hopkins Hopkins - Goodreads

Good introduction to the history that connects the Golden Age of myth and comic book with both what made Greece and how it influenced and was influenced by Thracians, Scythians, Egyptians, and Etruscans. And it's Grant. Hard to go wrong with that hip swivelling teen. Read full review

Review: The Rise of the Greeks

User Review  - Goodreads

Good introduction to the history that connects the Golden Age of myth and comic book with both what made Greece and how it influenced and was influenced by Thracians, Scythians, Egyptians, and Etruscans. And it's Grant. Hard to go wrong with that hip swivelling teen. Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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