A History of Ancient Greece in 50 Lives

Tells the Greek story through the interconnecting lives of the men and women who shaped its politics and literature, its science and philosophy, its art and sport.

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The political leaders, writers, artists and philosophers of ancient Greece turned a small group of city states into a pan-Mediterranean civilization, whose legacy can be found everywhere today. But who were these people, what do we know of their lives and how did they interact with one another? In this original new approach to telling the Greek story, David Stuttard weaves together the lives of fifty movers and shakers of the Greek world into a continuous, chronologically organized narrative, from the early tyrant rulers Peisistratus and Polycrates, through the stirrings of democracy under Cleisthenes to the rise of Macedon under Philip II and Alexander the Great and the eventual decline of the Greek world as Rome rose.

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Weight 288 g
Dimensions 198 × 197 × 28 mm
Author

Stuttard, David

Publisher

Thames and Hudson

Imprint

Thames and Hudson

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

0

Dewey

938 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K