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Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks By John Camp

Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks by John Camp

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This book tells the story of the Greeks from prehistory through the Persian Wars and Roman conquest to the Ottoman Empire. Included are reconstructions and diagrams of Greek cities, detailed maps and site plans, temple architecture and key battles, and chapters on the the Heroic Age of the Mycenaeans and recent discoveries.

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Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks by John Camp

This volume tells the story of the Ancient Greeks within its historical and cultural framework. Their world is presented here in chronological order, from the Bronze Age to the Christian era, a span of some 3500 years. Athens plays a large role, but other Greek cities are given much closer attention than in other standard accounts. Individual chapters look at the Greeks and their gods, and Greek art and architecture. The result is an authoritative study of a culture that made an unparalleled contribution to the rise of Western civilization.

About John Camp

John Camp is the director of the Agora excavations in Athens, where he has worked for 35 years. He is the author of The Athenian Agora, also published by Thames & Hudson. Elizabeth Fisher is Professor of both Classics and Art History at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and has conducted many excavations in Greece and Italy.

Table of Contents

I. Who Were the Greeks? II. The First Greeks III. The Heroic Age IV. The Age of Expanding Horizons V. Polis: The Early Greek City VI. Classical Athens VII. Gods and Heroes VIII. Greek Art and Architecture IX. Alexander and the Hellenistic World X. Romans and Christians

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Exploring the World of the Ancient Greeks by John Camp
Used - Very Good
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