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The Ancient Greeks: History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexanderoffers students a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Greek world for the period c.800-323 BC. It provides critical background to the key historical developments of the time: the Persian Wars, the rise of Athens and its empire in the 5thcentury and the subsequent Peloponnesian War, and the emergence of Macedon as a world power under Philip and Alexander.
It's all Greek to me : from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world
If we want to understand the modern Western world, we should look back at the Greeks. Our thinking about subjects such as ethics, beauty, truth, morality and our place in the universe have all been learned from the Greeks. This book gives a tour through the world of the ancient Greeks in order to widen understanding of them and their contributions to our lives.