The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


The cradle of Western civilisation, old Greece was once a land of contradictions and clash. Intensely quarrelsome and aggressive, the Greek city-states continually proved unwilling and not able to unite. but, despite or perhaps due to this inner discord, no historic civilization proved so dynamic or efficient. The Greeks not just colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea components yet set criteria of figurative paintings that continued for almost 2500 years. Charting themes as diversified as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the good, the e-book lines the improvement of this artistic and stressed humans and assesses their impression not just at the historic global but additionally on our personal attitudes and surroundings. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty complete color maps and over seventy plates, makes this an necessary instruction manual for historical past scholars and fans alike.

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