The Greek achievement: the foundation of the Western world

Penguin Books, 07/09/2000 - 494 páginas
The achievements of the ancient Greeks form the cornerstone of modern Western civilization. Charles Freeman's The Greek Achievement traces the entire course of ancient Greek history across thousands of years - from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations of the Bronze Age through the Arctic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. This brilliant account celebrates the incredible range of Greek achievement: the architectural marvels of the Athenian Acropolis; the birth of drama and the timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles; Homer's epics; the philosophical revolutions of Plato and Aristotle; and the conquests of Alexander the Great. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, The Greek Achievement paints a sweeping panorama of the ancient Greeks' world and provides a rich, contemporary overview of their enduring contribution to world civilization.

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One of the best summaries of why the Greeks are important for us to consider. The achievements of the ancient Greeks form the cornerstone of Western civilization. The work traces the entire course of ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Freeman by Clare London is a reissue of a novel I enjoyed so much the first time around that I’m pleased to help introduce it to a new audience. It offers a melancholy, intensely emotional vibe – sort ... Ler crítica na íntegra


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Charles Freeman is a freelance writer living in the United Kingdom. He has been described as "full of the romance of archeology and the people who created it, and full of curiosity about the human side of the ancient world'.

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