The ancient Greeks built a dynamic civilization that is the foundation on which many of Western society's subsequent achievements rest. Brought to life in a visually stimulating format, ""Ancient Greece, Third Edition"" offers updated maps, charts, documents, and images that help readers put the civilization into its geographical, cultural, and historical context. This newly revised edition provides a wide range of information on topics ranging from the military and political events that shaped the Greek world - including the siege of Troy, the warlike Spartans, and Alexander the Great's campaigns - to the effect the Greeks had on the lands they occupied. Discussions of the first Olympic games, the arts, and everyday life in Athens are also presented in colorful detail. ""Ancient Greece, Third Edition"" creates a clear and comprehensive picture of the history of ancient Greece, and is sure to delight and educate young readers.