The Rise Of The Greeks

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Orion, Feb 16, 2012 - History - 416 pages
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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.

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Full of lots of good information – if you can stay awake through it. I was surprised to read Michael Grant is considered a “popular” historian because I don't think his style would be very accessible ... Read full review

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Rise of the Greeks by the late Michael Grant, about Greek civilization between the Mycenaean collapse around 1000 BC and the start of the Persian wars around 500 BC. I was aware of Greek settlements ... Read full review

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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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