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Ancient Greeks ePUB #180 They Ancient Greeks From Bronze eBook #10003 gave us democracy philosophy poetry rational science the joke They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the GreatBut who were the ancient Greeks And what was it that enabled them to achieve so muchHere Introducing the EpubEdith Hall gives us a revelatory the Ancient Gr. At first I felt that this book was ok but it grew on me so that now I think it is uite nice and eminently recommendable as a non threatening introduction to the Ancient GreeksHall has a double approach which structures the book one broadly chronological the other ten key characteristics which she thinks typical of the Ancient Greeks apart from the Spartans who don't have all of them view spoiler I can't remember what the ten wereview spoiler nor can I be bothered to check it's not that important view spoiler and in my opinion even less serious view spoiler and as for the seven deadly sins phffgh don't try and tell me anything about sloth hide spoiler

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Introducing the Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western MindCinating people This excellent book makes us admire and like the ancient Greeks eually’ Independent‘A worthy and lively introduction to one of the two groups of ancient peoples who really formed the western world’ Sunday Times‘Throughout Hall exemplifies her subjects’ spirit of inuiry their originality and their open the Ancient Greeks From Bronze PDFEPUB or mindedness’ Daily Telegraph‘A book that is both erudite and splendidly entertaining’ Financial Times. Introducing the Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind by Edith Hall is an exceptional review of the impact of the ancient Greeks and clearly describes how these innovators gained their knowledge and scattered their culture abroad to what ultimately becomes known as the Roman Empire Hall uses ten characteristics uniue to the ancient Greeks and how each of these characteristics manifest themselves especially in literature and archaeology Hall begins the tale with the Mycenaeans who inhabited the island of Crete during the late Bronze Age and continues the narrative through the colonization of Asia Minor the Persian Wars the Peloponnesian War and the conuests of Macedonian and Rome With each time period she brilliantly connects the characteristics and shows how they evolve and developed over the centuries The evidence does become rather slim after the conuests of Macedonia under Alexander the Great almost as if the characteristics become diluted as if the characteristics became a shadowy reflection of what the ancient Greeks ultimately become The most interesting aspects of Introducing the Ancient Greeks were the archaeology commentary The ancient Greeks left a wealth of information in their pottery palaces and temples giving scholars the foundation in which to understand how the ancient Greeks lived which only highlighted the evidence of Hall’s thesis that many of the skills and ideas commonly associated with the ancient Greeks have roots in cultures that predate them My only complaint about the book is that there is no new information or new theory being presented It is an ideal book for anyone who is new to the study of the ancient Greeks but those who have studied the culture would find that the book has nothing new to add to the history If you are really into the ancient Greeks you will enjoy the book just to reread the philosophy and mythology who can really get tired of reading those

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