This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life.
From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today.
Readers will gain new insights into the Greek past, its people, its psychology and its society - and they will feel encouraged and confident to visit Greece themselves or to read its most important texts.
John Purkis is a retired Lecturer in Classics for the Open University
1. Orientation 2. Pre-classical origins - Mycenae and Pylos 3. Cult and religion - Olympia and Delphi 4. Early philosophy - Ionia 5. The fifth century - Sparta 6. Imperialism and war - Athens 7. The fourth century - Epidaurus and its theatre 8. Hellenistic civlization - Alexandria 9. The legacy of Greek civilization - Byzantium 10. Taking it further