Eureka!: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask


The old Greeks gave us our alphabet and lots more and plenty of our medical, scientific and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic idea, and the principles of common sense and geometry; laid the principles of philosophy, background, tragedy and comedy; and debated every thing from the nice lifestyles and the position of ladies, to creating feel of foreigners and the easiest type of govt, all within the such a lot subtle phrases. yet who have been they? Peter Jones tells their epic tale via breaking down every one significant interval right into a sequence of informative nuggets. alongside the way in which he introduces the main figures of the age, together with Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the good, Euclid and Archimedes; explores the Greek myths and the function of the gods; offers attention-grabbing insights into daily life in precedent days; and exhibits us the very foundations of Western culture.

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